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Carolyn Fruth shows the running form that helped her earn a 10th-place age group finish in the Soma Red Rock Triathlon held Oct. 23 in Tempe. The race was held in the Half Ironman distances of a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run.

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Running a passion for this Payson mom

Undertaking a grueling event few would have the gumption, determination or talent to enter, Carolyn Fruth has tacked on yet another dazzling feat to her long and impressive resume. It occurred Oct. 23 at the Soma Red Rock Triathlon in Tempe where the 46-year-old Payson mother of two ran, cycled and swam her way to a 10th-place age group finish. The event, conducted at “Half Ironman” distances, included a 1.2-mile swim in Tempe Town Lake, a 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile run.


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