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By Hannah Heimer
The first official race of the 2014 season was a complete success! Well, I’m a newbie, so what do I know? But if success equates to a well-organized and enjoyable challenge, then a success is what it was. Throughout the entire weekend I learned a lot more about this crazy sport. The first lesson I learned was on Saturday, in the beginning leg of our journey as we prepared for the short drive up to Irvine. Lesson one: you can fit more in a car than you ever thought imaginable. One tiny car managed to fit three bikes and three passengers, with the bikes taking up the majority of the space. Read more »
By Craig Ricker
The duathlon started with some confusion… TCSD had advertised two different starting times; 7:30 as well as 8:30. To attempt to deal with these, they averaged out the difference and sent out all the athletes who were present at 8:00. My car arrived at 8:05 knowing none of this, seeing how empty transition was we believed everyone was warming up. We slowly went about our business of setting up our transition spot, and getting ready for the race. An official announced “One more minute until we start!”. Read more »
By Joey Clingerman
Bike camp 2013 sophomore edition was a much easier transition into the Triathlon team than the first time. This time last year, I didn’t know my P-bros in the FFF, I didn’t know Sergio or Chris, I didn’t know Bill, and I sure wasn’t introduced to Montezuma yet.
by Daniel Heineck
Long drive up Friday night, amazingly fun Saturday with totally, absolutely, wonderful people, a race broke out early Sunday morning where Jeff Dahlen and I won the aquathon and half-ironman events, respectively. Along with a gaggle of UCSD tri-club friends who mounted one of the best cheering repertoires I’ve seen (much less been on the receiving end of), Read more »
by Jennifer Kaehms and Kerri Seger
UCSD Triathlon has a proud history in the annual Tour de Doughnuts, and we continued our strong work this year. It’s June, though, and we’re all sick of writing in MS Word, so enjoy this year’s tale told through a Prezi! Read more »
by Gina Horath
Wow, what a whirlwind of a weekend! As our last team race of the season, Wildflower did not disappoint. More than thirty members of the UCSD Triathlon Team left Friday for an unforgettable weekend of camping, racing, and all-around entertainment. Wildflower is a unique race for us because although there is a collegiate division, this race also encompasses age-groupers and pros from across the country coming together to race in either Saturday’s long course, or Sunday’s Olympic-distance race… or both if you’re psycho.
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by Jeff Dahlen
The journey began with a 6 hour drive through the beautiful California desert, next to the Mexican border, and into the smokin’ hot town of Tempe Arizona, home of the Arizona State Sun Devils. Upon arrival we settled into the luxurious Four Points Sheraton with our speedos, bikes, helmets, shoes, uniform kits, water bottles, food, and yes – three other roommates along with their speedos, bikes, helmets, shoes, uniform kits, water bottles and food. Let the team bonding begin. Read more »
by Michael Lu
On the Saturday of finals week, while everyone else was already well into the process of enjoying their spring break, the UCSD triathlon team was driving up to Lake Lopez for the 2013 West Coast Collegiate Triathlon Conference Championships, where the best triathletes in the west come together to compete in swimming, biking, running, and for the especially ambitious ones, mustaches. For many of us, this race would be our first time competing in an Olympic-distance triathlon and as if to add onto the pressure, it has been hyped as one of the most important of the year. Needless to say, we were all anxious. Read more »
Written by Hayley Richins and Daniel Gonzalez
The UCLA IronBruin. From what I’d heard from my teammates, this race sounded like one I didn’t want to miss out on. It’ll be fun, they said… It’s my favorite race, they said… and, well, I bought it. So on March 3rd, there I was, pulling into a dark UCLA parking structure at precisely 5:15 am, not exactly feeling the excitement expressed earlier by my fellow competitors.
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