100 Triathlons
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, August 11, 2019

# 167 Clermont Sprint Triathlon in August

Great triathlon yesterday in Clermont, Florida,; #167. Warm and humid at the start, good swim followed by a great bike ride. This woman and I had a see-saw battle through the hills. Enrique Mercado got a great photo of me climbing the first big hill. She pulled ahead just before the big downhill (38.6 mph) and I passed her on the next uphill at 7 mph and never looked back. We entered transition with her behind me and then the run began. I finished 3 minutes ahead of her as the run is where you win. Saw my nemesis James Mayer at mile 1 as he was heading back so he was a mile ahead of me. I finished well in the heat; high 80s by now in full sun. After my 5th place at this event in July I was surprised to find a 2nd place trophy waited for me. Lots of friends at this race too. Wonderful day!
Moulton at the ready!

Fred Sommer hard at work

Transition filling up

Fun before the race

Andreas and Kerry

All set

With Bill Black

First big hill
Great people!
  

After the race

Rob and Amy

Calm before the storm

Waterfront Park venue

Kenyon Congdon and his son Casey

Happy with second place!

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