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The Great Floridian Ultra -- Looking Back At 25 Years

Thursday, November 13, 2014

We recently published a short piece in the "Notebook" section about Fred Sommers' Great Floridian Triathon gearing up to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2015. Fred was nice enough to pass along some memorabilia from his archives, including the now somewhat primitive-looking finish line from the inaugural race in '91.

For some of us, 1991 seems like pretty close to yesterday, although the fact is, there are masses of young triathletes racing today that weren't even born when Fred tossed his production hat into the ultra waters. 

For those of our readers who have ever participated in the race, you might get a kick out of the race brochure covers from '92 & '93.  See PDFs below.

Fred has promised us more Florida material from the 1980's, so we can look forward to that in the near future. Watch this space.