More than 4300 athletes representing all 50 states descended on Milwaukee August 9-10 for the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships. More than 1700 of those would race the Sunday Sprint event – my first ‘A’ race of the 2014 season – in hopes of earning a coveted spot on Team USA for the 2015 World Championships in Chicago next September.
This weekend marks my (first?) ‘A’ race of the season – USA Triathlon’s Sprint Tri Age Group Nationals. While I can probably lay claim to being the athlete coming from the farthest away, all four corners and pretty much everywhere in between will be represented by someone in my age group in Milwaukee.