My sister-in-law participated in Emmett's Most Excellent Triathlon today and she was awesome! It is actually a mini-triathlon, but it was just her second event and she killed it! There were about 500 entrants for the event and I was able to capture some of them as they dismounted bikes to prepare for the run. The coolest part of the day was seeing the athletes of differing ages, fitness levels, and abilities. There was a woman who did the event with one leg, using a special bike, and some pretty mean looking crutches to run the race. The youngest athlete was a boy of 11 while the oldest was a man of 88. My conclusion on the day is that there isn't really an excuse to not do one of these events. If you've never done a race such as this, then based on the breadth of experience there, there is hope for people like the rest of us. Enjoy!
Sis-in-law, post race smilesMy sister-in-law after the race One more legGo get your running shoes! The dismountSister-in-law dismounting her bike Ironman TatsI believe a runner tattoo for each Ironman event. This guy is a stud! Color coordinated triathleteFinishing the race! Color coordinated dismountThis athlete dismounts her bike before the run.