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Cara Belvo, spouse of 2nd Lt. Alex Belvo, 81st Medical Support Squadron medical materiel director, participates in the 200-yard swim during Keesler’s mini-triathlon Sept. 23, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event also included a 9-mile bike ride and a 2-mile run.

Cara Belvo, spouse of 2nd Lt. Alex Belvo, 81st Medical Support Squadron medical materiel director, participates in the 200-yard swim during Keesler’s mini-triathlon Sept. 23, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event also included a 9-mile bike ride and a 2-mile run.

Staff Sgt. Bobby James, 336th Training Squadron student, fastens his bicycle helmet as he transitions from the swim event to the bike event during Keesler’s mini-triathlon Sept. 23, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event included a 200-yard swim, 9-mile bike ride and a 2-mile run.

Staff Sgt. Bobby James, 336th Training Squadron student, fastens his bicycle helmet as he transitions from the swim event to the bike event during Keesler’s mini-triathlon Sept. 23, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event included a 200-yard swim, 9-mile bike ride and a 2-mile run.

Airman 1st Class Roslyn Lack, 338th Training Squadron student, and Lt. Col. Michael Zink, 338th TRS commander, run the last stretch of the 2-mile run, the final event of Keesler’s mini-triathlon Sept. 23, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event also included a 200-yard swim and a 9-mile bike ride.

Airman 1st Class Roslyn Lack, 338th Training Squadron student, and Lt. Col. Michael Zink, 338th TRS commander, run the last stretch of the 2-mile run, the final event of Keesler’s mini-triathlon Sept. 23, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event also included a 200-yard swim and a 9-mile bike ride.

A competitor’s sun visor and tennis shoes sit on a towel during Keesler’s mini-triathlon Sept. 23, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event included a 200-yard swim, 9-mile bike ride and a 2-mile run.

A competitor’s sun visor and tennis shoes sit on a towel during Keesler’s mini-triathlon Sept. 23, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event included a 200-yard swim, 9-mile bike ride and a 2-mile run.

Senior Airman Alec Rawlings, 81st Dental Squadron dental technician, competes in the 9-mile bike course portion of Keesler’s mini-triathlon Sept. 23, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event also included a 200-yard swim and a 2-mile run.

Senior Airman Alec Rawlings, 81st Dental Squadron dental technician, competes in the 9-mile bike course portion of Keesler’s mini-triathlon Sept. 23, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event also included a 200-yard swim and a 2-mile run.

Maj. Jennifer Varney, 81st Medical Group doctor and nursing practice phase II site director, competes in the 9-mile bike course portion of Keesler’s mini-triathlon Sept. 23, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event also included a 200-yard swim and a 2-mile run.

Maj. Jennifer Varney, 81st Medical Group doctor and nursing practice phase II site director, competes in the 9-mile bike course portion of Keesler’s mini-triathlon Sept. 23, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event also included a 200-yard swim and a 2-mile run.

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- Cara Belvo, spouse of 2nd Lt. Alex Belvo, 81st Medical Support Squadron medical materiel director, participates in the 200-yard swim during Keesler’s mini-triathlon Sept. 23, 2016, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The event also included a 9-mile bike ride and a 2-mile run.