Sunday, January 24, 2010

The duathlete

Emily has been training for the last few weeks for her first big race - a duathlon! What's a duathlon? Well it's like a triathlon but without the swimming. Why is it not called a biathlon? Easy, that's skiing and shooting. See the biathlon for yourself on NBC starting next month. See Emily's duathlon photos below.

Here are Emily and Scott pausing from their warm-up for one of many photos taken by the mom. (How could I resist?)

About 40 kids, including about ten from our church, showed up for the big day. The event was free so a lot of the fair weather kids stayed home. It's been raining for a week straight here so it was no big deal to have a little raindrop on the head.

Find the following things in this photo:

1. Emily
2. The race winner

Here's a hint. Emily is the cutest and I had the winner picked out before they even hit the starting line. He smoked everyone! This may not have been his first event.

And they're off! Thanks to Alyssa for being Emily's pacing buddy.

Donavon and Kristen also came to support the cutest duathlete in the ville. The sisters were there too, although they were not as enthusiastic about the sprinkles.

Yeah Emily!

(PS - 1 mile run, 1.5 mile bike ride!)

11 comments:

Stacey said...

Way to go Emily!!! That is sooo impressive. How long was each event? Rain . . . come on folks. We do everything in the rain, everything!!

Stephanie said...

How fun!! I would have loved to had my boys do this. Where was it? Tell Emily that she looked awesome!!

Martha Blood said...

Wow Emily--great job!

Liz said...

I'm so impressed - good job Emily!
And it wasn't hard to spot the winner - that's one intense kid!

Stacey said...

Emily - you are AWESOME! I'm so impressed...

Chelsea said...

YAY Emily! That is so awesome. I didn't even know they had these. I can barely get Henry to walk our hill, so this might be a challenge...but I WILL PREVAIL.

Cadle Clan said...

so fun! congrats emily!

Annette said...

Great Job! Where was this? Looks like fun!

Laurie said...

Wow good job Emily! How on earth did you even know about this???

monica said...

Way to go, Emily! That's great. She's looks so cute in her race stuff.

Herlehy Family said...

Great job Emily! I am so impressed! I see a future in the Olympics.

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