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Swimming is the first of three sports that make up the Woody's Triathlon which was held at Red Deer's Michener Recreation Centre on Saturday and Sunday.
Swimming is the first of three sports that make up the Woody's Triathlon which was held at Red Deer's Michener Recreation Centre on Saturday and Sunday. Sheldon Spackman

Local athletes test their mettle at 18th Annual Woody's Triathlon

By Sheldon Spackman
June 21, 2018 - 1:28pm Updated: June 24, 2018 - 2:39pm

Hundreds of local athletes put their physical endurance to the test during the 18th Annual Woody’s Triathlon in Red Deer this weekend.

 Parker Thompson, right, celebrates after winning the Cooper Tires Freedom 90 in Indianapolis on May 25, 2018.
Parker Thompson, right, celebrates after winning the Cooper Tires Freedom 90 in Indianapolis on May 25, 2018. Parker Thompson Racing

Parker Thompson burning up the Pro Mazda circuit

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
June 21, 2018 - 10:54am Updated: June 21, 2018 - 1:38pm

Parker Thompson, Red Deer's very own professional race car driver, is tearing it up on the track this season.

Through seven Pro Mazda races, the 20-year-old has three wins, matching his total from last year on the lower USF2000 Championship, and in half as many races.

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