Ironman Texas begins in Lake Woodlands. Two thousand racers are all bumping into each other and getting kicked in the head. If you click on the image, you’ll see in the big version, they have their numbers written on their arms. Here, Ironman number 109 swims with the crowd.
I went to watch (and photo) the Ironman Texas 2012 event which was in The Woodlands. The Ironman triathlon is a 2.4 mile swim followed by a 112 mile bike ride followed by a marathon run (26.2 miles) back to back. The top pros do it in about 8 hours.
So, I’m going to post a few pictures from this event.
The competition starts at sunrise. Here, the competitors enter the water while a safety worker watches. Ooh, it’s going to be a long day.
The full moon was setting. And just as it approached the waves of the Pacific, the sun was rising at Mission Beach in San Diego, California. In the blue morning twilight, the sun painted the moon yellow and orange. Good morning.