8-year-old spinal tumor survivor Jerimya Leasure defies odds, finishes Greenville Triathlon

Jasmine Monroe of Greenville signed her daughter up for the Tri Greenville triathlon despite her objections.

Monroe saw it as an opportunity to boost the confidence of her daughter, 8-year-old Jerimya Leasure. Leasure initially refused, not wanting to participate.

Tri Greenville triathlon results

Tri Greenville triathlon results

Tri Greenville triathlon organizers planning return of 8th annual event

Of the many events canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, one of the first major dominos to fall locally was the annual Tri Greenville Triathlon. 

One year later, event co-director Kris Berry is hopeful the event will serve as the first of many to return, bringing with it a sense of normalcy from a time before.