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Monday, November 28, 2011

Turkey Tri at Bonelli Park

This Sunday I decided to head out to Bonelli Park to see this years Turkey Tri.  It was a beautiful day for a triathlon and Chris McCormack 2 time Ironman World Champion was going to be at this years Turkey Tri.  I didn't think I was going to be able to see him, but I was luck and snapped a few pictures before he set off to race.

Chris McCormack was the the man to beat (Although, I don't think anyone did overall, but he wasn't the first out of the water).  For those of you who don't know who Chris McCormack is follow this link ...

The water was a warm 59 degrees, about 6 degrees warmer than last year. The distance of the swim was 1/2 mile.

Out of the water and into transition. 

Okay, I said the water was a "warm" 59 degrees.  That's still cold and this gal did it in her two piece.  

The transition from swim to ride was interesting and made for some close calls while mounting the bike.  Close calls being, potential crashes as the cold waters seemed to tighten muscles and throw off racers, equilibrium.  The bike portion was two laps around Bonelli or 14 miles.

This had to be the youngest Triathlete I saw all day.  Simply Amazing!

And now time for the run, total run distance was 4.5 miles.

Completed!  Racers were cheered on at all parts of the race, but the best part was crossing the finish line.  Racers were met by family and friends and even given a medal showing they completed this years Turkey Tri.

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