Tinsel Tri falls short of expectations for 77-year-old veteran

Bill White displays his finisher’s medal after completing the 35th annual Tinsel Triathlon in Hemet, Sunday, Dec. 12. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Bill White is an active person whose motto in life is to “keep moving.”“If you can’t run, then walk,” he said. “Use whatever means you have to stay active in some way every day or work out in your garage or living room.”The 77-year-old participates in four to five competitive runs a year. From half marathons to 10K races and two to three triathlons annually, he definitely keeps moving.White competed in Hemet’s Tinsel Triathlon in 2019 and enjoyed it, he said. The event was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and he was looking forward to participating when it resumed in 2021. The Sunday, Dec. 12, reverse triathlon consisted of a 5K run, a 12-mile bike ride and a 150-meter swim starting and ending at West Valley High School.[gallery td_select_galle
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