Nation’s Tri Draws Record Crowd

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It was cold, wet, and rainy, but that didn’t stop me and a couple thousand of my closest friends from competing in the Nation’s Triathlon yesterday morning.  It was a (potentially) record-breaking crowd swimming in the Potomac (which was actually quite pleasant– my favorite leg by far!), biking out to Maryland and then up Rock Creek Park, and running around the Mall and Hains Point.  Even Mayor Fenty got in on the action.  The Nation’s Tri is a major Team in Training goal race, and yesterday’s event raised millions for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Shannon grew up in the greater DC area/Maryland suburbs, went to Virginia for college and grad school (go Hoos!), and settled in DC in 2006. She’s an urban planner who loves transit (why yes, that is her dressed as a Metro pylon for Halloween), cities, and all things DC. Email her at Shannon (at)!

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