Well, the lottery to get a slot for the 2009 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon Not quite the Kona lottery, but nice nonetheless, especially since it is right down the road from me. Looking forward to June of next year, when I get to:
On June 14, you will get to jump off a perfectly good boat into the frigid water of the San Francisco Bay, swim with 2000 of your best friends from Alcatraz to Little Marina Green. You will climb out of the water and run (with or without shoes) one half mile to the transition area, jump on your bike and ride 18 miles (most people say that it is all up hill) and then run 8 miles under the Golden Gate Bridge, through the sands of Baker Beach, up the infamous sand ladder and back to Marina Green to the finish line. What a great way to spend the day!