The first races of the 2014 Edmonton ITU Triathlon World Championships have taken place today. The aquathlons open proceedings, the same as last year in Hyde Park. This year I decided to miss it to focus on the tri, but my room mate for the week, Will Kirk, competed in the very first age-group race. He’s near the middle/front of the sweltering swim pen here…
And here’s the view of the start pontoon, yup, all the races have a running dive to begin!
Will was fourth in M20-24, just a few seconds off a medal. Hopefully some of his stupendous speed will rub off on me. 🙂
You can watch the age-group races as well as the elites live: go to http://www.triathlon.org/live for the player and schedule (I’m off at 10:20 on Friday, that’s 17:20 in the UK, finishing an hour and a bit later, fingers crossed).