Monday, August 31, 2009

Dallas's Olympic Triathlon (Bear Lake Classic)

Dallas finished his first triathlon and did awesome.

The coolest part is that he did really well!
He was 6th in his age/gender division!
And 43rd out of 70 overall!

Dallas's sister Cherise convinced him to do a triathlon with her a couple of months ago. Well she also convinced him to do the Olympic level rather than a Sprint.
-Sprint triathlon consists of an 1/2 mile swim, 12mile bike ride, and 3mile run.
-Olympic triathlon consists of a mile swim, 25mile bike ride, and 6mile run.

They both finished and did an awesome job!!

It started off a little shaky, with Dallas forgetting his cap and losing his goggles right before the swim started. In fact we were still looking for goggles when the gun went off and the swimmers took off. He borrowed Cherise's second pair and then forgot to take off his gym shorts as he was running into the lake.

In all the commotion my camera got on this really weird I don't have very many good pictures:(

If you look closely you can see everyone (but Dallas) with wetsuits on, due to the fact that the water was freezing cold. This is Dallas taking off his gym shorts as everyone is running through the water.

This is Dallas's finishing his mile swim (33.5min) and running to go start his bike ride.
(Again he is the one with only legs..because he isn't wearing a wetsuit)

This is him finishing the 25mile bike ride (1hr18min)...he has a smile on his face!!

And this is us after his 6mile run (54min46sec).. Finish!!!

Total time 2hr 50min 37sec!!


Andrea Gunnell said...

Congrats Dallas!!! That's quite an accomplishment! So, are you going to do another one?

Dallas said...

Thanks! Of course I'm going to do more: I bought expensive shoes and a swim suit I can bike in, I have to make it worth the money! It was really fun, actually a lot more fun than I thought it was going to be, but we're not driving that far for a triathlon again, that's for sure.

Katie said...

There are quite a few tri's in Anthem. I'll let you know when I hear when the next one is. I'll bring out the troops to cheer for you!

Congrats. You are a tough cookie!