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Local athlete heading to international aquathon competition

TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- A local athlete will represent team USA at the International Aquathon Championship in London. Richland native Jeevan Philip is coming off a first place finish at the USAT Aquathon Championship in North Carolina. Next month's international competition includes a 1500m open water swim and a 5K run.

"It's like kind of when you run around a track, you just watch the scenery. Most runners complain they don't get enough scenery. I get this high off seeing where I am in a pack of runners, trying to stay on the heels of someone who's faster than me," Philip said.

Philip is raising money to help pay for the trip. Michelle Withers is leading the fundraising. She can be reached at michelle.goals@gmail.com or 509-205-8672.

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