Congratulations to everyone that completed the 1st annual Lakeside of the Smokies Olympic Distance Triathlon last Saturday, despite the hot & humid weather! It was a challenging course, and the distance, 1.5K swim, 40K bike, and 10K run, is nothing to sneeze at. But after 12 long weeks of preparation, our Tri 201 training group participants were prepared, and proved it with a strong presence on the award podium.
Athletic accomplishments aside, one of the best parts of the race was to see the camaraderie among the triathletes, especially our training group. It was fantastic to see so many racers sporting the red, white, and blue Fleet Feet Knoxville tri kits on the course, and the encouragement coming from everyone was truly inspiring.