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A beautiful day to celebrate Grace

Alex Weaver (No. 108) and John Edwards of the Wild River Multisport Club as they navigate the course at the Tri4Grace Memorial Triathlon Saturday, May 13 in River Falls. Photo courtesy of Suzanne Goblirsch1 / 2
Gustavus Adolphus students Maddie Aberg, Nicole Lohman, Jenna Muntifering, Sophie Panetti and Claire Goblirsch took part in Saturday’s Tri4Grace. Grace, along with her sister, was also a student at Gustavus Adolphus College. About 30 students from the school took part in the triathlon. Photo courtesy of Suzanne Goblirsch2 / 2

The Tri4Grace Memorial Triathlon, held Saturday, May 13 in River Falls, saw more than 100 racers/teams, said event organizer Suzanne Goblirsch.

The triathlon is in memory of Grace Goblirsch, a 2011 River Falls High School graduate who died Aug. 23, 2013 after rigorous treatments for acute myeloid leukemia.

Tri4Grace is a sprint triathlon/ duathlon that starts with a 500-yard indoor pool swim, followed by a 10-mile bike ride, and finishes with a 2-mile run.

"Everyone really enjoyed the beautiful morning," Goblirsch said. "We were so happy to celebrate Grace's life and raise money for students directly affected by cancer. We will be handing out three $1,000 scholarships this Wednesday night to high school graduating seniors. We are blessed to live in such a supportive community."

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Sarah Nigbor

Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in Febraury 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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