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Racing alongside Kathy Leslie (far right) will be Team in Training members Bridgette Leslie, Matt Panaro, Jennifer Panaro, Allyson Leslie and Megan Leslie. Submitted photo

Woodbury cancer survivor tackles next challenge: triathlon

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Kathy Leslie knows her future is uncertain.

Though the Woodbury resident's cancer went into remission less than six months after being diagnosed, it could come back at any time.


"I'm a ticking time bomb," she said. "I've got to know each day is a blessing."

Taking a new outlook following the June 2010 diagnosis of B-cell lymphoma - a type of blood cancer - Leslie said she's on a mission to wring out every last drop from life.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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