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PELLA — Competitive triathlete Susan Lyons is joining the Central College triathlon coaching staff as the sport makes its launch at the school this year.

Lyons, a 2000 Central graduate, has completed several sprint triathlons and has twice finished an Ironman 70.3, also known as a Half Ironman. She is training for her first Ironman 140.6 and has received USA Triathlon Level I certification.

Lyons received a master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University in Florida and is a science teacher at the Pella Middle School. She’s also an adjunct instructor in Central’s education department. She previously served as a softball assistant coach at Lynnville-Sully, Winter Springs (Fla.) and Pella Christian high schools.

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