Spirit of Triathlon Photo Contest – Week 3 Review

Three weeks in and three weeks to go in our Spirit of Triathlon Photo Contest and we have had some great entries.

Here are the full contest details.

Enter your images here.

Visually one of my favorite parts of any Triathlon is the swim. While it is always a challenge to get a cool shot, but this is the only time of the race when as a group.  Check out my  January 2012 post about swim shots.

This is the only time when there are a large number of athletes together. There is always great energy from the start group, whether it is a beach or in water start.

Debbie Faulkner in the UK submitted this shot she titled swimming into the sunrise. In addition to the wonderful color of the sunrise, you can see the lead kayak and the stroke of the lead swimmer. Sunrise startCharlie Abrahams also submitted a swim start photo from Ironman Lake Placid 2012. Charlie’s shot is a bit further back in the pack and seems more like a washing machine than a race!AG StartGenerally people will tell you not to shoot directly into the sun. I do all of the time, you just have to be careful about your exposure. This sounds like another great blog topic for me to add to the list.

Lee Gruenfeld has submitted a swim exit shot from the Hawaii 70.3 – as if a 70.3 wasn’t a sufficient challenge for most of us. Here is a Challenged athlete coming out of the water and up the beach!

swim exitI look forward to more great images.  Three weeks to go in the contest and I will write another blog next week.
Cheers!

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