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The TYathlon: Swimming, Biking, Running for a Cause in Mahopac!

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The top three finishers: Sean Dillo of Fishkill, second place; John Hirsch of Yorktown, first place; and Jacob Kayler, of Mahopac, third place. Credits: All photos by Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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Athletes from all over the region converged upon Mahopac Saturday, Sept. 17, to raise money for a cause. 

The event was the “TYathlon” – which combined swimming, running, and biking into a grueling competition. More than $46,000 was raised for the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds research and clinical trials specifically geared toward the treatment of the deadliest childhood cancers. 

The competition kicked off at 7 a.m. with a quarter-mile swim in Lake Mahopac, followed a 10.1-mile bike race, and then a run that was just shy of 5K. 

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The Ty Louis Campbell Foundtion seeks less toxic, more effective treatments that are specifically designed for children fighting cancer. Its ultimate mission is to help fund the intelligence and technology that will uncover new ways to cure children with cancer.

The top three TYathlon finishers this year were John Hirsch, Yorktown, first place; Sean Dillo, Fishkill, second place; and Mahopac’s Jacob Kayler, third place.

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