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BBSC Endurance Sports - Pumpkinman Triathlon

October 23 was a beautiful day in Boulder City. Clear sky, cool weather, 1000 triathletes and a brutal hill to climb. The Pumpkinman Triathlon features three distances, Sprint, Olympic and Long. The swim started in Lake Mead and followed a simple out and back route. The bike route left the beach and Lake Mead National Park and began climbing the long grueling trail up to Boulder City gaining over 500m in elevation with grades reaching 8%. The run course went through the Boulder City neighborhood and back to Bicentennial Park. There was a ton of free food and sponsor promo gear at the park. My family gave me a pretty good cheering section throuout the race, it was a lot of fun. Despite being a bit more challenging than the last triathlon I did I was able to meet my timing goals and finish strong. Pumpkinman has become my new favorite event.

Event photos are posted on http://www.zazoosh.com/events/362
I was bib number 702

Here are a few pictures, thanks mom and dad for the great shots:

After the swim, running to T1
In T1, putting on my stuff



Starting the bike


Finishing the bike, coming into T2

Getting out of T2 for the run
Near the finish line
 
Jonas with the Stroller Push event

My awesome family


Swim. Bike. Run.
 

Comments

Kiera said…
looks like fun. congrats! you did awesome! can't wait to compete with you next year!

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