The 10th Annual Nautica New York City Triathlon took place on Sunday, bringing thousands of triathletes to the Upper West Side for a swim in the Hudson, a bike ride on the West Side Highway, and a run through Riverside and Central Park. Despite the scorching heat (temperatures went above 90 degrees by mid-day on Sunday), more than 3,000 people participated in the race, and only 12 reported hospitalizations occurred (in 2008, the temperatures also reached the 90′s, leading to one death and 26 athletes hospitalized). Congratulations to Rebeccah Wassner, who won the women’s race for the second time in a row with a time of 2:00:25, and Czech Olympian Filip Ospaly, who took the men’s top honors, coming in at a time of 1:46:28. Congrats are also in order for Anthony and his poodle Eli, who won the 2010 Iams Doggy Dash. The race, a 5-mile run in Central Park, occurred as part of the Triathlon’s series of events, and featured about 20 fierce furry competitors and their owners (thanks to My Upper West reader Catherine, who provided the Doggy Dash photos and whose husband and pooch took second place). Finally, a shout-out to all athletes… with the blazing heat, the currents in the Hudson River, and the tricky transitions, it’s not an easy race, so we applaud you. Click through for more photos of the events, courtesy of Catherine and Rich Cruse (@richcruse).
Are you interested in taking part in the 2011 NYC Triathlon? Next year, it will take place on August 7th, with a new way to select participants. Enter in the random lottery between November 1st and November 3rd, 2010 for your chance to participate in next year’s race.
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