As the finish line photographer, I got to see every participant’s joy in completing the event. The look of accomplishment on people’s faces was amazing, and deservedly so. Most people are on the race course anywhere between 4-10 hours, and some as long as 15 hours. These participants are some of the most fit people I’ve ever encountered. The Revolution 3 Triathlon series is totally different than the standard triathlon, with the focus not only on the event, but also on the families of the participants. Every participant is encouraged to bring their families and support network to cheer them on at the start and end of the event. Many participants crossed the finish line with their children and spouses by their side. Revolution 3 always holds their events at a family entertainment venue so the support team and families of the participants can go enjoy a day of family entertainment while waiting for their loved one to complete the race.
In case you’re not familiar with what a triathlon is, there are four different types:
(Data courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triathlon)
The Revolution 3 event I covered was running the Half, and Full. One can’t help but be inspired when surrounded by such amazing people, and I’ve started thinking about participating in an Olympic triathlon in the next year or so.
If you’d like to challenge yourself to the most demanding and rewarding event, visit http://rev3tri.com/
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