Back in the 1990's I used to consider myself a triathlete. Swimming, biking, and running were part of my daily routine – part of my life. My goal, like that of almost every serious triathlete, was to get into the main event on the Big Island of Hawaii – The Ironman World Championship. The race takes place in Kona each year in October and consists of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike, and a 26.2 mile run.
|Himalayan Training Grounds
|Liam toeing the line for his first triathlon back in October
|Liam running his way into 3rd place in his second triathlon a few weeks ago
|Aidan bringing it home in Saint Laurent du Var
|Roan - proud triathlon veteran
The winter and early spring schedule was filled with cyclocross racing, mountain bike racing, Swim meets and of course lots of road bike racing, but I think everyone was counting the days to the first triathlon of the year. We chose a triathlon in Saint Laurent du Var on the 26th of May. And, wow, everyone had a ton of fun in the Cote d'Azur. Little Roan, who is now 8 years old, powered his way through his first triathlon. Aidan had a great bike split and run and ended up 6th or 7th in his division. Liam had the fastest bike split of all the categories and finished 3rd place overall despite losing his shoe briefly in the transition!
|Liam picking up some hardware in the Cote D'Azur
This is Bill, Liam, Aidan and Roan signing out