>> Sunday, May 08, 2011
You've heard me mention local pro triathlete David Thompson (DKT) before. I was able to see him and cheer him on at Rev3 Cedar Point last year because my wife and her team were out there racing too. It was DKTs first Iron-Distance race.
Out of the water in 3rd, with 4th and 5th right on his tail
Starting the bike
Heading through T2 (with a camera hot on his tail) in second place
Why do I mention all of this? Well, recently DKT sent out an e-mail blast to all of his followers. There were 4 bullet points in the e-mail. The first 2 were about races. The third was about finishing up some construction work on his house. And the fourth point was this:
Our house was broken into during the construction project this winter. Henry our dog chased the burglar out of the house, so we're glad we spent the money on his knee surgery this summer. Upon, fleeing the burglar took my mountain bike out of the garage as a get away vehicle. This was in the middle of winter in Minnesota, so I couldn't just run after him in my boxer shorts. However, I still managed to run him down and tackle him after putting on my snow pants, jacket, and boots.
That's awesome. Click here to read David's full story on his blog. I have to admit, I'd probably have the same thoughts going through my head as I tackled the guy as DKT had going through his head as he mentioned in his blog....
Nice work, David! Thanks for making it just a little safer for all of us to live in St. Paul!!