Sunday, August 2, 2009

Anton's First Triathlon

Anton did his first triathlon yesterday. It was a 1/2 mile swim, 20 mile bike, and 3.8 mile run. Here's the photo representation of said event:

Waiting to get in the water. The water was warmer than the air.

At the starting line.

And they're off.

Swimming up to the finish.

Out of the water and on to the bikes!

Changing into biking gear.

Getting his bike.

On the road.

Coming into the transition point.

Changing again.

And he's off and running!

Run, run, run.

Coming into the finish.

Look at that form!

The finish line!

He completed it in 2 hours 1 minute and 26 seconds.

And the faithful spectators.

It was fun, Anton was really happy to have done his first triathlon, and I got a wicked sunburn. Did you know that I've wanted to do a triathlon for a long time? This made me want to do one even more. Too bad I HATE running!


Jamie said...

Way to go Anton!! Glad to see that your triathlon went better than my rained-out race! Amanda-I HATED running too before I trained for this race. Now I actually like it, which surprised me more than anything because I thought I would train and just get to the point of getting by rather than being able to enjoy the run. Just go for it!

Chapman Family said...

woot woot! I am so glad that he beat that girl in those pictures. That would have been embarrassing. Hey, I hate swimming, so I can do the running for you. What are friends for. I'm with Jamie. Do it!

Julene said...

Woohoo! Great job Anton!! I too hate swimming so maybe we could share cause I love to run. But then that wouldn't technically be a TRI-athalon then. Anyway, great jobe!

Sarah said...

Go Anton!
I'm with you -I HATE running.

Linds said...

I hate running too. Way to go, Anton! Cute spectators :-)

tonia said...

Run Anton run!!! - Andre (not Tonia)

Andrea said...

Your husband is crazy!! Tell him congrats!! It actually looks like fun. But I am with Julene, I don't like to swim. And you have some pretty cute spectators!!