SOUTH PORTLAND – Anne Wilkinson, a 44-year-old cancer survivor from Falmouth, won the all-women Tri for a Cure sprint triathlon Sunday morning for the third year in a row.

“It’s another beautiful day for a great cause,” said Wilkinson after finishing a third-mile swim, 14.6-mile bike and 3.1-mile run in 1 hour, 15 minutes, 34.4 seconds. “It’s great to be out here cheering on these other women who are taking on a challenging athletic endeavor.”

The Maine Cancer Foundation puts on the annual event, now four years old. More than 1,000 women took part Sunday on the campus of Southern Maine Community College, in the waters of Casco Bay near the Spring Point Lighthouse and through the streets of South Portland and Cape Elizabeth.

“A lot of women here made this the reason they’re getting healthy,” said Tara Hill, MCF executive director. “And that is a huge preventative measure for cancer.”




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