Gershon Cohen is helping to organize the Chilkat Challenge Triathlon: an 8-mile paddle, a 20-mile bike ride, and an 8-mile run, all on/along the Chilkat River. The event will be Saturday, July 15.
Competitors leave the starting line of the 28th annual Julie Hughes Triathlon in Sitka on Saturday (5-19-12). 102 people competed, from age 7 to... well, much older! The event was founded by Bill and Carol Hughes in memory of their daughter, Julie, who died of leukemia while still a student. Julie's swim coach, Suha Tokman, was instrumental in organizing those early events. Now back in Sitka, Tokman helped Bill and Carol start this year's race.