NAUTICA NYC TRIATHLON
My day started early, at 4:45 am. Hopped on a shuttle with athletes, which took us to the start.
This is a familiar scene for me. Spectators and triathletes before a swim start.
However, the start was different. Standing on a narrow dock, on the Hudson River, with several thousand triathletes -- of all ages and levels -- beginning the swim. What an experience.
The highlight for me was being able to witness ATHLETE Artie start his race.
Look how relaxed he is before the swim (probably because it's his third consecutive NYC Triathlon).
Other paratriathletes at the start.
Paratriathlete Sarah Reinertsen.
Artie, getting ready to swim in the Hudson River (still smiling).
Artie starts his race with his Achilles guide Mike right behind him.
In all of the marathons and triathlons I've covered, I have never seen the elite winners cross the finish (was naturally busy filming Jenny, Artie, Carrie and Kellie during those races). That was pretty neat to see for the first time today.
Australia's Greg Bennett talks about winning his fourth NYC title with Fox 5 News.
NYC's own Rebeccah Wassner wins the women's title.
With her twin sister, Laurel (on the left), who came in sixth. Both are featured in the current Nike/LIVESTRONG "It's About You" campaign (check out their inspiring film here).
A big thank you to Martta Kelly and John Korff. I had a blast.
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