Nation’s Triathlon by Noah Devereaux
Last week our fine city hosted the annual Nation’s Triathlon where competitors are challenged to swim 1.5K through the murky Potomac, bike 40K, and run 10K. It’s a feat so easy that even our very own Mayor Fenty can do it. I’m kidding of course. The only way I could compete in this race is if it were a 51.5K bike ride.
This amazing shot by Noah Devereaux takes the sweaty, strenuous, and sometimes painful event and strips away the grit, replacing it with grace and beauty. The perfect lane lines and tree-lined street capture your eye and lead it toward the majestic Capitol at the end of Pennsylvania Avenue. The warm morning sun glimmers off the newly paved road and creates a shadow for the runner to compete against. It takes months of dedicated preparation to compete in a race like this, but this photo makes it look like a mere jog through the park.