100 Triathlons...my next will be # 152!
Go to the early blogs to read how I got into triathlons. Click on any picture to enlarge it. I'm now in USA Triathlon's Century Club; go to
https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/Membership-Services/Member-Recognition/Deca-and-Century-Club/Century-Club
"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood...who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly." Theodore Roosevelt 1910

Monday, May 1, 2017

# 145 St. Anthony's Triathlon in St. Petersburg

Over 3,000 did the Olympic distance triathlon today at St. Anthony's Triathlon in St. Petersburg, Florida. This is an Olympic-distance triathlon but the Race director cut the swim down to 800 meters because it was so rough. I did the 40k bike leg in 1:21:02 for an average speed on 18.1 mph. You know it's windy when you're motoring along at 22 mph, round a corner and you drop to 16 mph instantly. 10k run was fast and the wind kept you cool; 9:01 mile splits. 





Swim start







Final time was 2:45:56 for a 24th out of 54. Lots of positive comments about the Moulton bicycle during the bike leg from riders around me. 





Judy did great!

Madeleine and Sister Madonna Buder

Enrique and friends


Judye and I
Friends did well too with former pro Alec Rukosuev finishing 4th in 50-54 age group in his first race in years. Madeleine Verwilt Vergauwen got a 3rd in her race and met Sister Madonna Buder and Judye Sokolov Leavitt turned in a great performance, improving at each race she does. Enrique Mercado got a great 4th in the Sprint Tri! 

Vinoy lobby











We finally stayed at the Renaissance Vinoy Hotel with great views of the water. Sandy Finucan got Lemon Souffle Pancakes for breakfast there, delivered by the chef himself!

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