Decent weather on the morning of Memorial Day allowed two legs of the Lifetime Tri CapTex to still be held. Lady Bird Lake was not fit for swimming due to Saturday’s storms, so that portion of this annual triathlon was cancelled. Major downtown streets (Congress, Cesar Chavez, South First, Riverside) were closed again this year for the biking and running parts.
Since swimming was cancelled, participants waited near their bikes for their waves to be called. It seemed like there were fewer athletes this year, probably due to the uncertain weather conditions. But the next round of storms held off until early afternoon.
I alway enjoy watching the downtown triathlons from different spots, especially where cyclists are just zooming along the straightaway on Cesar Chavez.
The men’s winner was Nicholas Sterghos (01:31:15). Second place Scott Kimbell (above) reached the finish line about two-and-one-half minutes later. Kate Braybrook (01:48:36) was the women’s winner. This year the athletes seemed fresher than usual at the end, probably due to the swimming cancellation and cloudy, cooler temperatures.
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