WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - It started innocently enough, a group of girlfriends relaxing inthe sun one summer day.
"When it started we were just swimming in a lake and had ournoodles, our swim noodles, and decided that we might try to do atriathlon," Tri Noodle Donna Tudor said.
And so, the Tri Noodles were created.
"Very informal. Just a group of seven friends who wanted to trysomething different," Tri Noodle Karen Cooperider said.
They trained all summer for a sprint triathlon in Indianapolis.When the race day came they were amazed at how much fun and "easy"it was. So, they decided to go bigger next time.
"The goal at the end of this all was not just to do theIndianapolis Triathlon but to put something on locally that peoplewho might be intimidated by an event where there are thousandswould be comfortable in their hometown with friends," Cooperidersaid.
On Saturday, they hosted nearly 50 local women for the inauguralTri Noodle Sprint Triathlon. The women said it has been afulfilling journey towards better health, strength, andfriendship.
"Just get out there and do it. I just really feel like so manywoman are just getting out there and they're just so excited,"Tudor said.
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