PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Thousands turned out to watch and to participate in the annual Philadelphia triathlon in Fairmount Park.
Beth Peterson and her husband Brent traveled all the way from Jersey City. Beth was the cheerleader and she waved a sign that read “Go Brent!”READ MORE: Dre's Homemade Water Ice And Ice Cream Now Sets Up Spot At Spruce Harbor Park
Beth and Brent say the event is a test of endurance but it all promotes awareness and get people involved in the fight against diabetes, which helps promote education and research.READ MORE: Man Killed, Woman Injured In Double Shooting In Olney, Police Say
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Reported By Al Novack, KYW Newsradio; Jericka Duncan, CBS3