Race Coverage

Rust Busting and Instant Friendships...

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By Kristen Hawkins

Oro Valley Intermediate Triathlon Race Report - Great to be back racing. Grateful for the opportunity to do an early season race in ideal temps with top-notch scenery and the excellent company of Katie Deregnier

It was a little chilly off the bike but we were just glad we weren’t dealing with frozen water bottles and the icey eyelashes Minnesota has given us the last few months. 

Pool swim was smooth and surprisingly quite seamless. Rolling hills on the bike were fun and a refreshing challenge after hours on the bike trainer.  Flat, looping run course in a dry 60 degrees was a nice cherry on top of a great race. This race was a great start to the season, a good rust buster and has me hungry for more of what 2022 has in store!  ...

What a joy it was to compete with  this group in Oro Valley, Arizona. The energy was high and we all seemed like instant friends. I spoke with a woman who was doing her first triathlon at age 67 and I stood next to a pro triathlete who looked like she was out for her morning workout (ha!) and I was proud and inspired by both. 

Love this sport. Feeling inspired, grateful, and excited for what’s next. "

ED. Kristen placed 3rd / 2nd amateur in the women's comptition. RESULTS

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