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Kendra Pudlowski crosses the finish line to applause at the Fulton Triathlon on Saturday.

Kendra Pudlowski crosses the finish line to applause at the Fulton Triathlon on Saturday. (JOSH MOSLEY/Fulton Sun photo)

Not much of anything gets done before 9 a.m. on Saturday. Just don’t tell that to the 42 participants in the third annual Fulton Triathlon. The first two crossed the finish line right around that time with what would be a pretty full day of exercise for most people.

Those who put their names in swam 200 meters (eight lengths of a 50-meter pool), biked 10 kilometers and topped it all off with a two-mile run ending in the parking lot at Fulton High School.

“It’s a good way to jump start the day and get your blood flowing,” Tony Rigdon, an avid triathlete and IT Specialist at Phoenix Programs in Columbia, said.

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