In Paul’s words below he describes an amazing effort with a great result at the Taming of the Slough Adventure Triathlon in Illinois.
I gave it a valiant effort and wound up seconds from the podium. I finished
fourth. The weather was perfect. I started in the first wave of boats, and
could not keep pace with the longer and sleeker fiberglass boats. I came
out of the water after about 30 minutes down by 2 minutes. I flew through
the feeling very comfortable and fast. After the
biking, I started the 2 mile run, which included a very steep trail run. I
felt good on the run too, but it just was not long enough to make up much