Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Triathlon Boy

On Friday, we heard about a kid's triathalon. On Saturday, Ben decided he wanted to do it, never mind that he neither swims, runs nor bikes competitively, nor has any of the attire or equipment of someone who does. He's reasonably athletic and very active, but that's not exactly the same thing. Also, the darn thing started at 7 a.m. Sunday and required a 6:15 a.m. arrival. Ugh. Jim took him, though I did get up to see him off (then fell back to sleep until the late-sleeping Kisae woke me at 8:45 a.m.).
Anyway, Ben did well, considering (9th out of 14 9 year olds, in the middle of the pack for the 154 kids that competed). It was a 50-yard swim, a 2-mile bike and a 1/2-mile run. He tried, and he finished. Pretty cool.
The photos, I fear, are out of order, as it was swim, bike, run. In the pool, he's in the middle, in red rash guard.

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