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Rand Middleton Soon after emerging from the swim leg, a triathlete quickly shoes up for the bike leg during the 2008 Green Lake triathlon in Spicer.

Lavin eyes third straight title at Green Lake Triathlon


SPICER -- Mark Lavin returns to defend his Olympic Course title at the sixth annual Green Lake Triathlon on Sunday morning.

Lavin, 31, from Sioux Falls, S.D., has won both years since the event was extended into both a Sprint and long-course.

The 2008 Sprint champ Robert Brown, 34, of Hopkins is also among the confirmed registrations.

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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