>> Monday, July 13, 2009
Sit back. Get comfy. Grab a soda. I have a LOT of photos of pro triathletes and a bunch of friends racing the Lifetime Fitness Triathlon at Lake Nokomis.
Sarah E, a member of the “CVA Triathlon Club,” biked over to my place early Saturday morning, and we were off on our bikes by 5:30 am. Once we got to Lake Nokomis, the first thing we saw was US Olympian Sarah Haskins!
We went back to gawk at the pros some more. Here’s Craig Alexander and Andy Potts yuckin’ it up:
“Everyone disperse! But first, pee in this cup!” Ha!
Sarah and I headed to the beach. I stopped to quickly grab 2 shots on the footbridge that went over the run course. Here’s Nokomis Beach filled with people before the start:
I’m a nerd, I know...
Off with a splash!
Hitting the water, chasing down the swimmers in front of her
Becky running out of T2
Still right behind her was Julie Dibens:
Look at that quad!
The next people to the line were 2 sets of blind athletes!! They took off around when the pros started, but they only did the sprint course. Here’s a blind woman heading to the finish tethered to the man that lead her through the entire course:
Before I knew it, intervals buddy Jen came SPRINTING to the line of her second Olympic Distance tri. I swear, I’ve NEVER taken a bad photo of Jen running:
Soon, Cynthia was finishing her first lap:
Here’s Sarah, Cynthia, and I shortly after Cynthia finished:
As we were leaving (as I wrote about yesterday), we bumped into Becky Lavelle (3rd place pro). She was really nice and personable, and we snapped a photo with her: