100 Triathlons
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"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, August 13, 2018

# 158 Clermont Sprint Triathlon in August

Finished second today out of six in my 158th triathlon; averaged 17.6 mph on the bike course and hit 38.9 coming off the big hill. Great run as the overcast moved in but I stayed in second place for the whole race.  Been 2 years since I got a podium in Clermont; if only that guy from Jacksonville had stayed home.

New friend Ryan Ridge did his first tri today; he has lost 50 pounds since January with more to go. Fred Sommer very kindly gave me a number in the wrong rack to be next to Ryan.  I've been giving Ryan advice and he hired Jeff Cuddeback to coach him. Ryan finished alongside his friend Michelle, doing her first triathlon also.

Lots of Seminole County Triathletes here today too. Meggan Ann Johnson finished a fast third (passing me on the bike again!) in 35-39 Female.  I usually catch her on the run but she finished a minute ahead.  Kenyon and Tamara Congdon was there with his family too.
Finishing the bike!

Enjoying the run.

Ryan's cool shirt!

Ryan and me at the finish.

My Moulton SST performed well.

Meggan on the podium

On more step up!

Kenyon, Tamara, and family.