The last couple summers, my good friend Chao has competed in an annual event that a friend of his puts on, called the .10 K Triathlon. yeah, that's right, a POINT ten kilometer triathlon. every time he talked about it, it sounded completely ridiculous and amazingly fun, so this year Coach and i drove up to minneapolis to participate.
the rules of the event, and the way things line up with a standard triathlon:
bike: ride a "strider" bike (think mini clown bike) about 100 feet. throw it inside the designated discard area.
run: run about 50 feet on the sidewalk, hang a sharp right and run up the hill in Herman's front yard, run another 50 feet and then...
swim: jump onto a 20 feet slip and slide.
that's all i can say to explain things. to witness the hilarity of this awesome day, check out these vids and pics.
course walkthrough and rules:
interview before my first run:
my first run:
my time announcement:
BLAST OFF ("Blast" = the name of some new Colt .45 combo energy drink / malt liquor.)
Coach's first (and very drunken) run:
Chao's farrah fawcett run:
halftime course repair:
my contribution to the relay time event. me on bike, two minneapolisians (?) on run and swim:
twin-citian Josh gets huge air on this run. they need a big air trophy next year:
twin citian Katie and the run that won her the best style trophy (swim suit augmentation via duct tape)