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Triathlon will get city racing

    Since moving here two years ago, Jeff Henderson has thought of Portland as the “perfect place for a downtown triathlon.” He’ll make it happen Sept. 2, when the athletes take to the river at Gov. Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
    When Jeff Henderson set out to organize the first-ever triathlon in downtown Portland, he wanted the event T-shirts to be everything he dreamed the race would be: fun, eco-friendly and performance-driven.

    So he started with the answer to the question he most commonly gets asked. “Yes, we are going to swim in the Willamette,” read the T-shirts for the Sept. 2 event.

    The 32-year-old North Portland resident, who moved here two years ago from New York, also decided to use bamboo for the shirts rather than cotton. It’s “softer than the softest cotton,” he said, as well as biodegradable, moisture-wicking and antibacterial, to prevent odor.

     — Excerpt from The Portland Tribune, July 27, 2007


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