LOVE this race!! Have done it three times. The swim is awesome (totally clear water), the bike is good, but the run. OH MY! It's more like a trail hike than a run. It's the most challenging trail run I've EVER done. At one point going up the last hill, I'm always crawling up with my hands on the ground.
It's really the most fun I ever have at a tri, tho. It's fun and challenging, and when you finish you REALLY feel accomplished! Do it!!
There is something uncanny in the noiseless rush of the cyclist, as he comes in to view, passes by and disappears.
- Popular Science, 1891