MY SUPER HERO! Alfred started competing in sprint triathlons in 2005 at 67 years of age.
His last triathlon was the World Sprint Triathlon Finals in London, England at the age
of 76. That means at his last triathlon ALFRED REPRESENTED THE UNITED STATES AS
A MEMBER OF TEAM USA.
Below is a list of his accomplishements in 2011 and 2013. His last triathlon was the World
Sprint Triathlon Championship Finals. What a way to end a career!
A list of all of his awards from 2005 to 2013 in pdf format is linked beneath the Alfred's
Pages drop down menu. There are over two dozen spanning an eight year period.
1.) EIGHTEENTH in his age group, World Sprint Triathlon Championship Finals, Hyde Park,
London, England, September 13, 2013. (the cold water of Lake Serpintine for the swim)
Click here for a collage of Alfred's London triathlon photos. His uniform is Team USA.
The link below has some footage of the London triathlon. You will find Alfred in the
video and my name, Carolyn Hebert, in the photo credits. In London when Alfred went for
bike check and to rack his bike he was wearing a 3/4 length black coat not his Team
USA workout suit. He is easy to spot (a big laugh here). It rained almost the entire event
in London. Video by Bob Palmatier.
Alfred's number in London was 22002 (22,002) and in Milwauki 3576 (3,576). Those numbers
give you an idea of how many triathletes were competing. And that doesn't count spectators.
Video: World Triathlon Championship Finals 2013 London
The next award qualified Alfred to go to the World Sprint Triathlon Championship Finals.
2.) SIXTH in his age group, USAT National Sprint Triathlon Championships, Milwaulkee,
Wisconsin, August 11, 2013.
In the Nationals video linked next, Alfred is the first runner you see just after the
Flash Ahead graphic shows on screen and then again from a different angle. That was the
finish line. You will see Alfred missed 5th place by two seconds. That guy sprinted
the last ten yards to overtake Alfred. Pretty good for a 76 year old. Bob Palmatier,
another triathlete, put the videos together. Thanks Bob!
Video: National Olympic and Sprint Championship 2013 Wisconsin
This next video does not have Alfred in it; but, I added this Endurance footage
so you can get an idea of what goes on at a triathlon, swim, transition area,
bike, transition araea, run, finish line, transition area, and awards later.
Nationals in Wisconsin-Endurance Video
3.) FIRST in his age group, IHL Sprint Triathlon, Longview, Texas April 21, 2013
The next award made Alfred second in the state which qualified him to go to the
Natonal Triathlon in Wisconsin.
4.) Second in his age group, State Senior Games, San Antonio, Texas April 7, 2013
5.) FIRST in his age group 75-79 - 28th Annual Athens Sprint Triathlon, Athens, Texas
March 16, 2013
6.) SECOND in his age group 75-79 - Frost Yer Fanny Duathlon, Texas Motor Speedway,
Fort Worth. Texas, February 17, 2013. This was his first Duathlon.
The night before the event there was an awards banquet where he received an Award for
being in The Top Five In His Age Group for The South Midwest Region which encompasses,
Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. Below is his photo taken at the awards
banquet. What a nice surprise!
7.) IN THE TOP FIVE Triathletes for the USAT South Midwest Region.