Morning Glory

St. Petersburg, Fl. 4.30.2017. Women Pro start. World Champions, Olympians, and a well-rounded roster of professional athletes from across the world comprise the field for the 34th Annual St. Anthony’s Triathlon that returns to St. Petersburg on Sunday, April 30th 2017.For me, the 3:00 am rise is always way too early. But the sheer excitement, drama and human determination to finish the St. Anthony’s Triathlon, and visually tell that story with photos, is worth every moment of being there.

St. Petersburg, Fl. 4.30.2017. Heading in from swim to bike transition area. World Champions, Olympians, and a well-rounded roster of professional athletes from across the world comprise the field for the 34th Annual St. AnthonyÕs Triathlon that returns to St. Petersburg on Sunday, April 30th 2017.

From the morning sunrise and beach water scenes to the human emotion along the race route, there are many special moments.

St. Petersburg, Fl. 4.30.2017. Start of men's and women open. World Champions, Olympians, and a well-rounded roster of professional athletes from across the world comprise the field for the 34th Annual St. AnthonyÕs Triathlon that returns to St. Petersburg on Sunday, April 30th 2017.

 

St. Petersburg, Fl. 4.30.2017. Snell Isle. World Champions, Olympians, and a well-rounded roster of professional athletes from across the world comprise the field for the 34th Annual St. AnthonyÕs Triathlon that returns to St. Petersburg on Sunday, April 30th 2017.St. Petersburg, Fl. 4.30.2017. Start of men's and women open. World Champions, Olympians, and a well-rounded roster of professional athletes from across the world comprise the field for the 34th Annual St. AnthonyÕs Triathlon that returns to St. Petersburg on Sunday, April 30th 2017.

After each athlete completes the race there are many looks of jubilation and the sense of accomplishment is palpable.

St. Petersburg, Fl. 4.30.2017. North Shore Drive NE. World Champions, Olympians, and a well-rounded roster of professional athletes from across the world comprise the field for the 34th Annual St. AnthonyÕs Triathlon that returns to St. Petersburg on Sunday, April 30th 2017.

Not to mention the look that the toll of the race has taken on each participant. Though not a participant in the race per se, I’m grateful to participate in my own way.

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