2013 Pat Griskus Sprint Triathlon

Tonight was the 26th Pat Griskus Sprint Triathlon. I’ve done it several years in a row and it is one of my favorite races of the year. It is a true summer classic. The Wednesday night format is a blast. The post-race party is one of the best of all the races I have done.

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I love returning to see my friends. Tonight’s race was held despite heavy rain and the threat of thunderstorms. It was hot and humid, but the race started only 10 minutes late as the race organizers waited until a storm cell passed.

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This race has the best volunteers and very enthusiastic spectators. It is a great event for first time triathletes and every year it attracts more than a 100 newbies. I was a little slower this year. I gave up some time on the swim, and oddly in T2. I’m not sure what happened there, but you can’t make those mistakes in a sprint. If I was a minute faster, I would have picked up five spots!

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It was that tight. I had a good bike leg and an OK run, which makes me happy. I like challenging conditions and slick roads. I wish I was a bit faster on the run and I wish I had a few more miles of road because I would have surely made up even more ground after my slow start. Unfortunately, I’ve got gear to clean again, but it was still worth it. Congratulations to Chris Thomas and Tara Kupersmith, the overall winners.

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1 Response to “2013 Pat Griskus Sprint Triathlon”


  1. 1 Tom Wilkas 11 July 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Sweet! That’s Mike Maximenko with you in that picture, he’s my original entry point into triathlon some 16 years ago, he’s how I got involved with the original Pat Griskus Tri in the first place. Much reeeespec mon!
    Hey, great photo sent to me by Denise Seibart, she shared a condo with Pat and Robin Griskus for Pat’s first Ironman in 1985. He was the FIRST to do Ironman as an amputee.
    it’s at https://www.facebook.com/PatGriskusTriathlonSeries\

    Thanks Scott, always look forward to your reporting on the race! best TW


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