PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon hits beach, roads

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Thousands of athletes took to the beaches and pavement today for PPD’s Beach2Battleship Triathlon.

The course stretched from Wrightsville Beach all the way to downtown Wilmington. The events included an iron distance and half iron distance, as well as a 5K sponsored by New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Athletes Maria Mazzillo and Rick Lever came from Raleigh to compete against each other after Maria beat Rick in a race three years ago.

“We decided a year ago to sign up and have a grudge match with huge stakes on the line,” said Lever.

Those “huge stakes?” Ice Cream.

Events will continue into the night as the full distance athletes finish. All proceeds from the event will go to the Wilmington Family YMCA.

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