Still, my time and my position were a little disappointing. On my previous tri this summer, I was in the top half of my age group and only five minutes behind the winners. Today, I finished in 1:09:39 (versus 1:10:33 last month) which put me 161st out of 367 which put me just into the first half of the people. But it only earned me a 12th out of 18 in my category and I was a full 17 minutes off the winning time.
My group, males age 56-60, was weirdly fast. Maybe it's because there was no International Distance so all the more intense athletes dropped down into the sprint. This might be it but it doesn't explain why my specific age group was so fast. For instance, with my time of 1:09, if I was in the younger 50-54 age group, I would have been 10th out of 27, well into the top half versus well into the bottom half in my actual group. But then, if I was 61-65, 1:09 would have gotten me a 6th out of 10. And I would have had the same position (6th out of 10) if I was 65-69. So it seems that it was the old men in general who were extremely fast. The winner in my age group (a Clay Wilson) was 16th in the overall race and finished in under 53 minutes which is very impressive, arguably elite.
|2014 Independence Day Triathlon (.25s-10b-3r)|
Race Results for John Edelson
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List of John's Triathlons
There's also a tri from 2005 to be found...I can't remember if it was in Key Biscayne or up near Del Ray.
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