On August 1st.....4 Junior Team A Step Ahead athletes will travel to Philadelphia Pennsylvania and jump fearless into the Schuylkill River along side me and swim upstream toward and under the Columbia Bridge before circling back arount to exit the water...After running to the Transition Area, they will ride a two-loop bike course through Fairmount Park taking in some fast and flat sections on Martin Luther King Drive as well as some small, short hills....then it is back to the transition area and out again to hit the pavement running toward the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Martin Luther King Drive.
Courage is somthing that seeps from the pores of these athletes as they not only compete but have to pit stop to adjust legs and sockets while other athletes pass them by....wouldn't it be great if their courage could be contagious....wouldn't the world seem so much better....maybe even easier. http://www.sheroxtri.com/
The Nautica New York City Triathlon is an Olympic Distance race consisting of a 1500m swim, a 40k bike, and a 10k run.
Each year over 3000 athletes brave the waters of the mighty Hudson River before biking along Manhattan's West Side highway. Finally, athletes put on their running shoes for a run through New York's famed Central Park. http://www.nyctri.com/Home_Page.htm
2009 Central Park Underwear Run
The Central Park Underwear Run is a 1.7 mile fun run that takes place every year on the Friday before the New York City Triathlon. No transitions, no timing chips, no expensive race gear, just 500 strangers running around in their underwear. Another typical summer evening in New York City! http://www.nyctri.com/Central_Park_Underwear_Run.htm
A true "challenge of the champions" Badwater Ultramarathon Recognized globally as "the world's toughest foot race," this legendary event pits the world's toughest athletes - runners, triathletes, adventure racers, and mountaineers - against one another and the elements. Covering 135 miles (217km) non-stop from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA in temperatures up to 130F (55c), it is the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet.
The start line is at Badwater, Death Valley, which marks the lowest elevation in North America at 280' (85m) below sea level. The race finishes at Mt. Whitney Portal at 8360' (2533m). The Badwater course covers three mountain ranges for a total of 13,000' (3962m) of cumulative vertical ascent and 4,700' (1433m) of cumulative descent. Whitney Portal is the trailhead to the Mt. Whitney summit, the highest point in the contiguous United States. Competitors travel through places and landmarks including Mushroom Rock, Furnace Creek, Salt Creek, Devil's Cornfield, Devil's Golf Course, Stovepipe Wells, Keeler and Lone Pine.