Monday, July 6, 2009

A Weekend With Friends

One of the most spectacular triathlons in the U.S. is the Hy Vee triathlon in West Des Moines, Iowa. The folks at Hy Vee and Bill Burke of PEM really know what they are doing with a stadium type course, fantastic expo and great competition with fantastic prize money for the athletes. Our friends, Ken and Anita, live in West Des Moines so it’s nice to visit them and take in a race to watch and photograph some of our athletes.

Laura Bennett, Sarah Haskins, Becky Lavelle and Sarah McLarty were all there for the race and it was nice to see them and visit a bit. Sarah M and Laura Bennett were 1 and 2 out of the water with Sarah picking up a nice swim prem. Sarah Haskins was 4th on the swim. The bike was great to watch with the girls using the same tactics the road racers use. In the end Emma Moffat was the winner and picked up the $200,000 check.

A great weekend of racing, friends and food.

Steve Toll

What a killer shot above of Sarah Haskins, Laura Bennett, and Sarah McLarty with their Limited Edition USA Adamo Racing Saddles. We did these for the Olympic Games.

Olympian Sarah Haskins on the comeback from a serious leg injury that has kept her out of competition for the last 8 months.

Olympian Laura Bennett making it look easy!

2008 Triathlete of the year Becky Lavelle about to mount her bike!

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