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Date: Sunday, July 14, 2013

Location: Sonoma County, CA

Photos: Sarah (unless otherwise noted)

Last Sunday I participated in the Ironman 70.3 Vineman Triathlon, which consisted of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run, and was held in Sonoma County, California. This was my first half ironman distance and I had a blast! Thanks to the generous donations of friends and family I was able to raise $825 for Building Bridges Worldwide, a not-for-profit organization founded by several of my friends from college that is committed to constructing schools, orphanages, clean water wells, medical clinics, and bridges in impoverished communities both domestically and around the world.

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Dates: June 16, 2013 (SF Half Marathon), and June 9, 2013 (Folsom International Triathlon)

Photos: Nick (SF Half Marathon) and Sarah (Folsom International Triathlon)

Sarah and I had a pretty fun month of June with a couple of races – Sarah raced in the San Francisco Half Marathon and I raced in the Folsom International Triathlon (Olympic Distance). We both scored great weather and had a blast!

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Date: Sunday, November 4, 2012

Location: McNear’s Beach County Park & China Camp State Park, San Rafael, CA

Photos: Sarah

Synopsis: After participating in the 2012 Golden Gate Triathlon (Olympic Distance) this past January and completing a century ride with my father and step-mom in October, I had one additional triathlon scheduled for 2012: the Marin County Triathlon (Olympic Distance).

The Martin County Triathlon was a great race, and very well run. The Olympic Distance involved 1.5K swim in San Pablo Bay, followed by a 22 mile bike course through China Camp State Park and finishing with a 10K run along San Pablo Bay.

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Date: Sunday, June 24, 2012

Location: San Francisco, CA

Synopsis: Given the lack of snow this past winter and the generally awesome weather around the Bay Area, I decided that I wanted to start training for some triathlons this season. I bought a new road bike in January and hit to the streets – quickly realizing why the greater Bay Area is considered one of the best road biking meccas in the country. The hill climbing around the Coast mountains is incredible.

Anyway, I signed up for my first ever triathlon – the Golden Gate Triathlon (Olympic Distance) put on by Tri-Freaks. The Olympic Distance was planned to involve a 0.93 mile swim, a 25.82 mile bike and a 6.17 mile run. Because of the hilly nature of San Francisco, the bike leg involved 2,919 feet of climbing! Fortunately, my hill climbing training really paid off in the end.

Most importantly, I was able to raise $1,985 dollars for the American Cancer Society of California through generous donations from my family and friends. I really appreciate the support from everyone who donated for such a good cause!

Ultimately, I was able to place #3 overall in the race out of a total of 87 competitors in the Olympic Distance. This also included placing #1 out of 26 in the male age group of 30-39. I was very pleased with the results for my first ever triathlon and plan on continuing training this summer for the 2012 Marin County Olympic Distance Triathlon in November.

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