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Former Zelie triathlon runner sells his equipment to benefit others

Thomas Murray of Zelienople, shown at the finish of the 2001 Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii, is selling off all his bicycles, clothing and equipment from his triathlon days with the money going to fund a scholarship for a triathlon training summer camp for youths. SUBMITTED PHOTO

ZELIENOPLE — Thomas R. Murray has run his last triathlon, but he hopes to help others keep up the pace.

Murray, 80, who has participated in seven Ironman World Championships and more than 300 triathlons, will be selling his bicycles and equipment during a one-day sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4, at 1 Parkedge Drive.

“I’m 80 years old. What am I going to do with that stuff?” asked Murray, who participated in his last Ironman competition when he was 70 and his last local triathlon when he was 75.

The money raised will go to Get Fit Families to help youths attend triathlon camps in Zelienople Community Park.

"I know I will never use this stuff,“ he said. ”It is really good equipment and someone should take advantage of it.“

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