One of the first things I saw when I walked in was Bree Wee taking a warm up jog with her main support crew, Mike. I think he gave her some great words of advice and encouragement as she finished the day in second place, behind Canadian Pro Magali Tisseyre .
I think I must have missed some of the first people out of the water, but Luis De La Torre was one of the first competitors I caught:
Some of the top relay swimmers came out right around there, too, including Jim McCleery and Danny Becker:
One of my favorite pictures of the day was the photo below of Lora Jorgensen and her dad John Barnett (on the left behind her). Even though they started in different waves, they came out of the water at the same time, which had to be a neat experience!
After watching most of the swim, I headed up to the start of the run course. As I was walking up there, I could see Luis running off into the distance and heard that Tim Marr was ahead of him. Tim managed to hold him off for the win, with Luis taking second. But I was able to catch a lot of the runners from then on. Here are some of my favorites:
|Joseph Hodnette (left) returning to Kona after moving back to Chicago|
|Becky Prater completing her first triathlon.|
|Not a competitor, but she's got good form!|
Full results from the race are available here.