More Muddy Gear West Duathlon Photos

>> Tuesday, May 24, 2011

In my race report yesterday, I noted that I pulled up along side of the first place relay for a while as I came up to Tiffany, but I couldn't make the pass. Here are 2 photos she took of that:

Running through the blossoms (with local speedster Charlie R back there)

Ducking back in behind the first relay for a few more minutes

Last year (the 3rd year at this race), I finally cracked the "top 10" in the 2nd run. This year, I was in the top 10 for BOTH runs!

(That's the other relay runner 2 spots behind me)

Lots of photos have been showing up on Facebook that highlight the muddy run conditions. Here are 4 images that Paul Phillips took of Kortney losing a shoe:

Denny's photo a bit later shows her running with the shoe:

And one of Nick's photos shows Patrick Parish (who finished second) running out of the trees carrying one of his shoes:

And here are some more from the nasty run:

Julia trying to avoid a nasty spot. Read her lips: "Oh Shhhhhhit!"

Nice splash photo

Going in deep. (Fighting my "Michael Scott" urge right now.....)

One of the few that went down

A couple of race links to note:

- My Gear West Duathlon race report from yesterday.

- Examiner article with photos from the first part of the race.

- Examiner article with photos from the finish.

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Have a great week, everyone!


lisaappelson 9:28 AM, May 24, 2011  

I think it's cool that both of your run times are almost exactly the same, as opposed to just about everyone else who slowed down some. Congrats on a great race!

SteveQ 10:31 AM, May 24, 2011  

I wondered what ever happened to Brooks and Chad - switched to multisport, I see.

Chic Runner 4:55 PM, May 24, 2011  

that mud freaks me out. BIG TIME. :)Congrats on an awesome time, yet again.

Kirstin 4:18 AM, May 25, 2011  

Awesome job! I'm a MN native and have been enjoying your blog.

tinaparker87 12:11 PM, May 25, 2011  

Splash picture is cool. Pretty blossoms. I like the last picture too!

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