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21st annual Journeys Marathon brought out loyal volunteersSubmitted: 05/13/2017
Katie Leszcynski
Katie Leszcynski
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kleszcynski@wjfw.com

21st annual Journeys Marathon brought out loyal volunteers
VILAS COUNTY -
When starting a marathon, you're thinking about if you've prepared enough, about your muscles and hydration.


The water station at mile seven has been sponsored by Trig's ever since the marathon first started.

"21 years, very proudly to say," said volunteer Terry Tryggeseth.

Handing people water, Gatorade and other hydration only lasts a matter of seconds. But since they've done it for so long, the group sees some familiar faces.

"And they recognize us so that's kind of neat. And be able to cheer them on and say 'Hey, I remember you from last year or the year before!'" said Tryggeseth.

The group wears costumes every year to keep the runners going.

"Mile 7, a piece of heaven," said Tryggeseth.

And that seventh mile catches runners at the perfect time.

"I think at mile seven, they're still in a pretty good mood," said Tryggeseth.

There was one couple that really stuck with Tryggeseth.

"Years ago, there was a gentleman, him and his wife used to run. She was blind and he would run [with her] and they ran the entire marathon," said Tryggeseth.

Bottom line, the group of cheerleaders enjoy the simple, yet necessary, act of handing out water.

"We're just here having fun and we're proud to cheer on our community," said Tryggeseth.




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