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New triathlon club looking for members in Mesa County

Grand Junction resident and triathlete Adam Sczech at the finish line of a recent event. Sczech is starting a local triathlon club, which will kick off Thursday, Aug. 1, with its first official meeting.
Submitted by Adam Sczech |

Are you a triathlete looking for a social outlet? Are you tired of running, swimming and biking all by yourself? Then you’re in luck because new Grand Junction resident Adam Sczech is starting a club called 3xFun Triathlon.

“We are a triathlon club that accepts anyone interested in triathlon, duathlon, swimming, biking or running,” Sczech said. “All abilities are welcome and represented, whether it be beginner or world qualifier.”

Sczech said he was forming the club because he recently transplanted to the area from Ohio and Grand Junction didn’t yet have a USA Triathlon registered group.



“I’m a certified USAT coach, and I’ve been coaching for about 10 years now,” the 30-year-old athlete noted.

Sczech first became involved in triathlons as an injured college football player. After tearing his ACL and going through rehab, Sczech then got a bike and the rest is history.



“When I started my triathlon endurance sport journey, I was 350 pounds,” Sczech added. “Since I started racing, I’m now down to 200.”

Participating in the three-pronged sport — swimming, biking and running all in one race — completely changed his body type, which is something Sczech said many folks find interesting.

The first official 3xFun Triathlon group meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 1, at LTR Sports (2470 Patterson Road, #3, Grand Junction). Meetings will be held the first Thursday of every month — same time, same place — and Saturday morning rides are also planned.

For more information about the club, visit http://3xfuntri.blogspot.com; email 3xfuntri@gmail.com; or call 970-639-0304.


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