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Race Result

Racer: Steve Smith
Race: New York City Triathlon
Date: Sunday, August 12, 2001
Location: New York, NY
Race Type: Triathlon - International Distance
Age Group: Male 30 - 34
Time: 2:08:04
Age Group Place: 21
Comment: Wicked fast current on the swim

Race Report:

Most surprising thing: swim time of 12:30*

Best part of course: They closed all Northbound traffic on the
Hudson Parkway. And, running in Central Park is always fun.

Most cool thing: Hanging around the pros, listening them talk
about the racing circuit

Things to fix: I love running in Central Park, but the tri
runners were intermingled with the regular Sunday joggers. It
would have been nice to carry the "special" feeling the bike
provided into the park; of course, I understand the logistical
nightmare this presents. Lousy post-race food selection (but
lots of free Gatorade), but I'm never a big eater after races
anyway. Besides, the BEST thing about NYC is that a slice of
pizza can be found, cheap, on any corner. Yummm.

Do it again? Yes, but I will not drive, at least not on Fri,
Sat, or Sun. Traffic: yuck. I've driven to New York a bunch ...
but never during the summer.

Here's how the Times saw it


* 2-knot current in the Hudson, which is pretty darn clean, and
quite salty. The swim was just bizarre. I remember breathing to
my left and watching a moored sailboat pass by like I was biking
past it.