Sunday, August 17, 2008
Greg at Pigman
Greg, our youngest, today competed in his first Half-Ironman Triathlon, the Pigman in Palo, Iowa.
The event consists of a 1.25-mile lake swim, 56-mile bike route and half-marathon (13.1 miles).
The conditions were tough -- no shade for the bike or run on a sunny day in the mid-80s -- but he survived.
An unusual incident in the event occurred when a motorist drove right up to the finish line and became irate when race officials demanded that he not damage their equipment (and become trapped) by driving through he finish line.
Shortly afterward, Greg arrived to cross the finish line. He finished in 5 hours, 47 minutes and 49 seconds, good for 154th out of 323 male finishers and eighth among the 16 finishers in the age 20-24 male division.