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Published April 28, 2013, 10:12 PM

The Sanford Power Center challenges a brave group to a Tricathlon

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- It happens for almost every high school athlete, once your finished with competitive sports, you kind of miss it. Well, the Sanford Power Center in Fargo tried to fill that competitive void this past week with a Tricathlon. Take a look.

By: Jody Norstedt, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- It happens for almost every high school athlete, once your finished with competitive sports, you kind of miss it. Well, the Sanford Power Center in Fargo tried to fill that competitive void this past week with a Tricathlon. Take a look.

(Noise of weight bars clanging and heavy breathing.)

Before the sun can rise, work is being done at the Sanford Power Center.

24 brave participants have come to take part in tricathalon week. A scored competition packed with 30 events in 3 days.

Kendall Railing/Sanford Exercise Specialist: "The 4 minute push-up test, the trap-bar walk, walking with your body weight as long as you can. That's a tough one."

Steve Wenzel/Participant: "If you weren't in shape to begin with, I don't think you'd be walking out of here."

A lot of these events were just made up, but the focus all along was creating events that a lot of these participants had never tried.

Kendall: "We have a lot of active guys that are in this group. But yet, they're walking out stiff and sore."

Their ages vary, from high schoolers to old schoolers. But, too me their all crazy, getting up as early as 5 am to have their butts whipped into shape.

Ryan Hoffman/Participant: "If you're my age and you have two kids you would understand that time is pretty short and the only time I have available is this time in the morning."

But, in this competition, age, like everything else, is just a number.

Steve: "I want to beat every one of them. It's out of the box. I'm a biker and a runner. I don't do this stuff."

Ryan: "Anyone whose been an athlete and competed at the high school or collegiate level just wants an opportunity to compete and as we grow older our bodies are no longer in the same shape. It's just kind of fun to get out and engage in that competition again."

Kendall says he plans to do this one or two times a year. It's open to females, they had one in last week's group. There are other challenges, as well, just check out the Scheels Power Center Facebook page for more information.

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