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Trapp to compete in China
Local man to enter Aquathlon in Beijing
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TRAPP - photo by Photo by Reed Vanderpool
Joseph Trapp of Smithville has earned a spot on Team USA to race in the ITU world championships in the Aquathon division in Bejing, China on Sept. 7.Qualifications were based on 1,000 meter open water swim and a 5K run.Trapp reported a time for the 1,000 meter open swim of 11.09 on Center Hill Lake, and a 5K time of 22 minutes in Green Brook Park.“They needed people who were willing to make the team and race in China,” said Trapp. “The commission needed people to compete in the Aquathon world championships in order to grow the sport. I went for the challenge, and had to adjust my work schedule to make it happen.“ The Aquathon is a 2.5 kilometer run followed by a 1,000 meter swim, and ending with another 2.5 kilometer run,” Trapp continued.