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Clayton State official is a superhero

Participates in Ironman triathlon

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Brett Reichert, associated director of State University's International Student Services Office, crosses the finish line Sept. 30 at the 70.3 Ironman in Augusta.

Special photo Brett Reichert, associated director of State University's International Student Services Office, crosses the finish line Sept. 30 at the 70.3 Ironman in Augusta.

MORROW — Brett Reichert may not be Superman, but he is an Ironman.

Reichert, the associate director of Clayton State University’s International Student Services Office, participated in a 70.3 Ironman triathlon Sept. 30 in Augusta, the university has announced. The event included a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile run.

Reichert finished the triathlon in six hours and 11 minutes, which was good enough for him to finished 2,008th out of 3,355 contestants, according to the university. He, along with his triathlon team, raised donations for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Team in Training” program while they trained for the event.

“In addition to completing the event, I raised $5554 as part of our team total of $158,000,” said Reichert, in a written statement. “To date, ‘TnT’ has provided more than $1.3 billion for research, better treatments, patient support and one day, cures for blood cancers. Along the course that day, I wore a wrist band with names of honored cancer victims, including those provided by Clayton State University employees.”