Running Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller
Date: 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987
We started offering the Moraine Triathlon through the Moraine Parks and Recreation in 1981 and it continued for almost 15 years. The race was a half mile swim, ten-mile bike ride and three-mile run. Rosie participated in this event four times before she had to stop due to giving birth to four kids in five years. Her best finish was second overall woman in 1987 and she placed in her age group the other three triathlons. Although I helped administer the event every year, I did get the opportunity to participate once in 1983. I was well trained to run and bike the distance, but I never practiced swimming laps. The half mile swim was a struggle and halfway through my arms were tired doing the freestyle stroke, so I did the backstroke and dogpaddles a few times which really slowed me down. It made the aquatic staff and lap counters laugh. Once out of the water I cruised through biking and running.