Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Nation's Triathlon - 2008

A little less than a month ago I spent my 31st birthday morning at the Nation's Triathlon in downtown DC. Now since I had just finished Ironman Wisconsin the previous week, I had no intention of racing this one, let alone running around with a camera. However, my brother Kevin was attempting his 2nd olympic distance of the season and since I raced the last one, I figured I would take pictures this time--plus, a majority of the DC Tri Club would be either participating or volunteering so I killed two birds with one of Kevin and pictures of the Club.
It was a hot and humid day with the field nearly tripling in size this year, so with a packed T1 and a highly competitive field, the humidity and close quarters would reek havoc on most if not all competitors. On a charitable note, the Nation's Triathlon's charitable partner was the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society which meant a ton of Team in Training participants. All in all, 700 TnT athletes raising over $3million dollars. Simply amazing. (Sidenote: If you're a DC Tri Club member and want to see more photos and download them: click here.)
A Leukemia and Lymphoma Society little helper.

Which one of these is not like the other?

Two of the Male Pros coming into T2 neck and neck.

DC Mayor - Adrian Fenty

DC Tri Club's own Patrick Serfass (also a member of Team Xtreme4 - RAAM '08)

Post-race photos


  1. Kip, these pics are simply breathtaking. Could we use some of these for the new website?

  2. Absolutely, Eric & I have already been in discussion over some of these and other photos. Glad you like!

  3. Thanks for the awesome pictures! You might have a talent! :)

  4. Great Pics as always!

  5. I just checked out your website and I was so impressed! Your photos are gorgeous and the website is very nicely put together. I have to admit I bopped to the music as I scanned the site :) Really nice work. It's good to see you are doing well.

    Hope all is well!

  6. Michelle ZlakowskiOctober 9, 2008 at 10:47 PM

    Awesome pics!! Great work.