Two days before the triathlon we had a pre-race meeting with the Disney TriTeam. They showed pictures from previous year races.
Over 300 Disney employees participate in the 2008 Nautica Malibu triathlon.
Pasta is the meal of choice prior any sporting event.
Chris "Macca" McCormac, the 2007 Ironman World Champion, came by, told us his story and answered a lot of our questions.
This guy is truly awesome and a huge inspiration for me.
At 5:50 AM I've done set up my transition area. The race will start in about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Different sections are getting ready to start. Linda missed my group and by the time she took this picture I was already swimming. I wear an yellow swimming cap because I was in the open mountain bike division.
And off they were!
The water was a comfortable 64 degrees. I didn't wear any wetsuit and only saw 2 other guys without a suit. However, I was never cold in the water.
The swim is 0.5 miles long.
While I swam, biked and ran the girls had fun. All of us got a face drawing.
Emma and Alexis got lots of body painting.
And even Alexis got an airbrush tattoo.
After the race I reunited with the family. Sophie thought my medal was cool and started to eat it LOL.