Tuesday, December 18, 2012

In pursuit....!


Following on from yesterday, this is where the swimmers ran in off the beach, located their bikes, peeled off their wetsuits, put on their cycling shoes to begin the 20km cycling section of the Telstra Triathlon Series.This was the longest part of the race and the hardest I'd say. I've walked this section and there's some long slopes, which may not seem too daunting normally, but when you've just finished swimming and know that after the ride you still have to walk the 5km back up there, blimey I got tired just thinking about it!
Loved this last shot mostly because, if you can see the chap at the back of the picture in the white shirt, he had a confused and slightly annoyed look on his face, as if this was all terribly inconvenient, didn't these lycra clad runners realize that this was HIS daily constitutional haha! I hope your Tuesday is less confusing, take care and stay safe....

23 comments:

  1. These are great shots, Grace! Particularly the one of the woman running where you have caught her in mid-air.

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  4. i am exhausted just looking at these athletes

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  5. I admire these athletes, beautiful series, Grace.

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  6. Merry Christmas dear Grace from Italy.
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  7. I'm impressed by the number of people participating in this exercise of human capacity. I bet there were a lot of big dinners after this event was over.

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  8. Oh, dear. These people have more muscles than they know what to do with. Very intimidating.

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  9. Wow - looks tough! I admire them.

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  10. j'adore ces photos d'athlètes en plein effort

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  11. I quite enjoy watching these nutters do this. A proper physical challenge, which I would never attempt myself.

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  12. Lois Anne is a runner and has done a couple of marathons. But no tri's. I give tri-athletes a lot of credit. Can't imagine how the human body can stand up to such stress.

    Love your pictures, Grace. They capture well the excitement and energy that flows from such an event. Looks like too many bikes, though. I'd have a difficult time trying to find mine in such a mess! :-)

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  13. Love the first shot with the bikes, a very good reportage!

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  14. I know a former world champion in modern pentathlon, these days she competes in triathlon events for fun! I am always very impressed by what these athletes can do.

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  15. A wonderful post... but you have way too much sunshine going on.
    I wish you a very Merry Christmas xx

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  16. FELIZ NAVIDAD
    SALUDOS Y ABRAZOS

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  17. Very nice serie Grace.....you have made lovely photo's.

    Greetings, Joop

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  18. Impressionnantes les filles !!!

    Très belles photos :)

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  19. Love (to see) this spectacular sport. I think they all are supermen/women.

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  20. Ahaha, love that last shot too! Though all of them are super captures - these athletes are amazing. Just looking at them makes me feel inferior:)

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  21. Wonderful shots, Grace! Very dynamic.

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