This was a bit of a free weekend at our house, so do we enjoy it? Heck no! We add more activities. Only Saturday AM swim practice this weekend, so Will wanted to do the ironkids triathlon that was being held in nearby Carmel. The entire race had approximately 200 kids, not sure how many were in the 10 year old boys. Will knew the distances and was nervous before the start, but we hadn't told him that the top 5 finishers would qualify for the ironkids national event being held in Tuscon, AZ in October.
The race went well. The did single swimmer wave starts and he swam well, passing other swimmers after only 5 meters. It was hard to tell how many he had passed, but was highly placed coming out of the swim. The bike was a 2 loop course, which he tells me he spent passing a few athletes. During the run he had a dogfight with one other boy for the entire distance, but about half way through Will got an unexpected pick up from our friends Elyssa and Josh who had showed up and were cheering for him. But in the end, Will was able to pull out in the last 200m to cross the line about 5m in front of him. After crossing the line, he promptly relieved himself of his breakfast. This of course makes many of our friends and family extremely proud! As we sat and watched the awards and saw kids called up to the podium, we knew that he had placed high up, but couldn't believe that he had won.
Over the next few weeks we'll need to determine if we can fit a trip to Arizona into the fall schedule!
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