100 Triathlons...my next will be # 153!
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

Sunday, May 20, 2018

# 153 Cape Coral Sprint Triathlon

Got down to Cape Coral for my "vacation" triathlon; first race in 65-69!  Low-key event with a salt water swim on a flat bike/run course.  First race with the aero wheels so I'll see how they handle.

Mass start swim of 500 yards went well though my transition was a bit slow.  Fast bike, averaging 18.8 mph.  I caught third place riding into transition but he got out ahead of me.  He ran hard for 500 yards and then slowed dramatically and I shot past him.  Pushed hard to stay ahead of him and had the fastest run in my age group; 8:36 splits.  Didn't catch second though so I finished third; Glen Fritz won with Lawrence Tomsic second.  Overcast throughout the race so it was comfortable.  Always happy with a podium!

Racked with the big wheels!

Dawn over transition

Finish with the Hammermobile

Larry, Glen and I

Happy with third place!

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