|Jonas is on the right. This picture epitomizes team triathlon, waiting for your teammates to come.|
Basically the way for this one that it worked was as a virtual tag-out, because of how the courses were laid out. The run final would have crossed over the bike to get to the swim start, so you raised your hand. It was a little weird, but it was at the same time a lot of fun and a throwback to my early high school days when I ran track (craziness) and waiting for the baton to have somebody yell to tell me to start going. I loved every minute of it, even as I and the other later leg athletes sat there stretching trying to prevent our quads from seizing up from the Olympic race in the morning.
For Jonas and me it was especially fun and important. We both had lackluster races in the morning and the relay offered us some bit of redemption.
Below are my files from the race if you're so inclined:
Awkward run down the ramp/swim
Lonely bike ride
The run that I couldn't blow up on because it was so short
|NECTC Relay #1: "Coast Guard" (sorry Amanda, but you were our favorite fill-in!)|