Sunday, May 3, 2009

Lake Murray Triathlon

Teammates were out in force once again for the ever-popular and very competitive Lake Murray Triathlon! There was plenty of yellow among the staggering 420 athletes racing. We received interest in the team from several athletes and families and we were able to administer first aid service to several athletes and spectators who injured themselves, mostly just in need of band aids. Unfortunately after crashing on the bike coming out of t1, the injuries sustained by one teammate, Keith Wilkes, were serious enough to need treatment from paramedics. Keith, we are praying for a quick recovery for you!

Congratulations to all who raced and completed this challenging sprint distance race. A special shout out Eric Stone who place 1st in the Master Clydesdale division, Randall Parks who placed 4th in the very competitive M 40-44 division with an impressive 1:17:27 finish, new teammate Layton Gwinn's return to triathlon, Nick Brunson for cracking the top 10, and to Bob Wright for settling the score with the lake!

Thank you to all the teammates who selflessly pitched in to volunteer at packet pickup and on race day!

You can see the intensity on Randall's face after a hard fought race including and massive 39:51 bike spit (24+ mph average)

Chris Dillard coming in from a new 5k PR!

Joe finishing up after improving on every discipline from last year and new course PR

Teammates Clay Driggers, Joe Dannelly and the heavily bandaged Keith Wilkes

Bubba encouraging Sue to join the team!

Bob reflecting on his victory over the lake

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