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Athletes exit the bike transition area after completing the swim portion during the 2019 Maytag IRONMAN 70.3 Steelhead Triathlon at Jean Klock Park in Benton Harbor. 

The Maytag Ironman 70.3 Steelhead Triathlon is back after a year off due to COVID-19, and enthusiasm is high.

“Obviously everybody’s excited,” race director Mike Ryan said. “You can tell the people are ready to go back because they’re happy and they’re smiling. They’ve got a skip in their step, for sure.”

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