Swim 1.5 km in the Potomac River, then bike 40 km through Washington, DC, and run another 10 km. Some call it an Olympic-distance triathlon. Most call it simply nuts. But 6,000 hardy competitors signed up for the 2009 Nation's Triathlon, including ace triathlete and DC Mayor Adrian Fenty. The triathlon benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. That's a good choice 'cause you could get blood cancer or some other terrible disease from swimming in the Potomac. Through the wonder of YouTube, you can enjoy the Nation's Triathlon while safely stationary in front of your computer.
Hurricane Jenni and Kristin have some good first-person coverage from Arlington triathletes. Gigi tells you about what it's like to be in a wetsuit. While the field included elite triathletes, a world famous mountain-climber triathlete failed to participate.