It rained almost the entire event. The water in the lake was very
cold. Most wore full body wet suits. They were not allowed to bring
their transition bags and towels to the transition area. That meant
coming out of the water barefoot and putting on their bike shoes
with muddy feet; then changing to their run shoes after the bike.
I had to haul the small suitcase on wheels that he used to carry
his transition gear in. I was also on my portable motorized scooter
with my big camera around my neck and holding an umbrella. Not an
easy task. I wish somebody would have taken my picture. The umbrella
handle was supported by my bra under my shirt. I was trying to keep
my head and my camera dry. The terrain was very uneven with part
being uneven bricks. I did have a fall with my scooter.
This was the World Triathlon Finals in London England Sept. 2013.
It was held in Hyde Park. Alfred competed in the Sprint Triathlon.
Check out his number 22002. There were thousands of contestants
and thousands of spectators. A group they called The Beetles
performed. I took pictures.
Hey, let Alfred know how proud you are of him. He was 1st in
the State of Texas, 6th in the Nation, and 18th in the world
in 2013. He represented the USA at the World Finals. Come on,
that's the cream of the crop folks! You have to qualify on
the state level to be able to go to nationals. You have to
qualify on the national level to go to the world finals.
You can write to Alfred via my webmaster email address and
I will forward the message to him. After all he is my husband.
Thanks for your support.