The i-tri Girls successfully completed the Hamptons Youth Triathlon at Long Beach in Sag Harbor last Saturday. On Monday, the i-tri Girls gathered at Coopers Beach in Southampton to celebrate their success in the Hamptons Youth Triathlon which included a 300-yard swim, 7-mile cycle and 1.5-mile run.
I-tri is a East End community-based athletic program that values personal empowerment and healthy lifestyle choices. Created specifically for girls, i-tri fosters the vision to show young girls that one can accomplish big goals by working hard and keeping a positive mindset.
At the celebration some of the girls reflected on their decision to join the i-tri program, which many of them found out about in school. “It feels really cool that I’ve done a triathlon, I’ve never done something like that before,” i-tri athlete Catherine Lefevre said.
Other i-tri Girls said training for a triathlon came with some challenges, but it was worth the dedication. “I found it difficult to wake up early in the morning—my parents had to wake me up at 5:30 a.m.” i-tri athlete Ava Albinson said. “I was like, ugh, no!”
I-tri athlete Francesca Vitale added, “They will push you, but it makes you feel good in the end.”
All of their training paid off as the i-tri Girls just completed their best season yet!
For more information on the i-tri program, visit their website, itrigirls.org.