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Pro triathlete wins the Portland 1/2 Marathon

A few weeks ago, Jesse Thomas, an American professional triathlete and CEO of Picky Bars, announced he’d be taking a break from triathlon to focus on his family and business. The third-place finisher at Challenge Roth last summer decided it was time to invest more time into his company to take it to the next level.

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With a few less training hours, Thomas decided to train for a marathon. In his build-up, he ran the Shamrock (Portland) 1/2 Marathon on March 17th. He won the race in 1:08:07, and his wife, Lauren Fleshman, won the women’s race in 1:21:44.

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Thomas’ will compete in a marathon in six weeks – at the end of April.