Days after Boston tragedy, fans gather for world triathlon in San Diego

Days after Boston tragedy, fans gather for world triathlon in San Diego

fox5sandiego.com

SAN DIEGO — Days after the tragedy at the Boston Marathon, a similar event drew large crowds in San Diego.

World renowned athletes raced through Mission Bay Friday and Saturday during the Omegawave World Triathlon. Fans packed the grandstands and gathered along the course to cheer them on.

Competitor Jane Trippet said it was inspiring to see such a large crowd.

“You can’t bomb the spirit,” said Jane Trippet, competitor. “And I think it’s really important that people get out here in spite of what happened.”

San Diego residents Glen Fraser and Sheri Leiter were among the spectators.

“It’s important that we send the message to people,” said Glen Fraser, spectator. “That we’re not going to be cowed by people trying to scare us and other terrorist tactics. So I think it’s great that people are out here.”

For Leiter the Boston bombing hit close to home.photo-6 copy 2

“I’ve done Boston…

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