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Race Result

Racer: Charles Barnes
Race: Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series
Date: Sunday, June 21, 2009
Location: Washington DC, --
Race Type: Triathlon - International Distance
Age Group: Male 40 - 44
Time: 2:23:46
Overall Place: 96 / 363
Age Group Place: 14 / 50
Comment: Great race. Just missed a 10k PR

Race Report:

All was well pre-race until I got to the dock. OMG -- No chip! I dash back to T1 to get it, but it isn't to be found. Back to dock. RD gives me substitute chip and I start one wave back. Panicked is not the best way to start a race.

Swim was like swimming in YooHoo with the occasional stick. It certainly was not as bad as feared. I did my normal lousy job of sighting and zig-zagged my way around the course. Must practice sighting.

T1 was sloooow. My substitute chip had no strap. After the wetsuit wresting match, I wasted more time getting my extra chip-strap from my bag and putting it on.

Bike was pretty good: 22.2mph avg. I'm amazed I didn't flat given some of the potholes I hit.

T2 uneventful.

Run was great. I finished 30sec above my 10k PR run time after swimming and biking. Wow! I think it is time to do another 10k to set a new PR.

Dispite the rocky start, I'm very pleased with my race. It was a PR for true Oly distance. Post race, I found my chip where I had been stretching pre-race. I must have knocked it off then or when I put my wetsuit on.

bib number: 153
age: 41
gender: M
location: VIENNA, VA
overall place: 97 out of 363
division place: 14 out of 50
gender place: 81 out of 265
time: 2:23:37
pace: 0:
swim: 30:33
t1: 3:08
bike: 1:07:14
t2: 1:07
run: 41:37
penalty: 0: