Saturday, September 19, 2009

Lobsterman Triathlon

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Here are photos I took while competing in the 2009 Lobsterman Triathlon in Freeport, Maine.

This Olympic-distance Tri starts with an open-water swim of 1.5K (just under one mile)...followed by a 25-mile bike ride...and finishes with a 10K run. I swam.

In each of the past four years I completed at least one Olympic-distance Tri as an individual competitor, but this year fellow Mystic Runners Jeff Mader and Bob Lane joined me so we could enter Lobsterman as a relay team.   I swam, Jeff rode his bike, and Bob ran.

I had heard that Lobsterman is one of the most beautiful Triathlons in the country...but that did not prepare me for the exquisite course and the perfect day.  Apparently it rained last year and the year before, but we were lucky. On this day the water, the sky, even the air...sparkled.

After the race we enjoyed what is absolutely the finest food I have ever been served post-race:

(Now you know why it's called "Lobsterman"...!)

I took pictures and have now selected the best and put them together into a slideshow. If you click on the “Play” button in the center of the photo below, you can view my slideshow, and get a taste of the 2009 Lobsterman Triathlon in Freeport, Maine:

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