Story Index:

Eclipse!!
08/29/2017

Summer Weekend in the Colorado Rockies
07/19/2016

Kim's Day In The Sun
02/28/2015

Tracing Roots
01/15/2015

Whitney Completes Her Master's Degree
01/10/2015

Day Trip to Moorea
11/01/2012

Stopover in Tahiti
10/30/2012

Exploring New Zealand's Northland
10/27/2012

Waiheke Island
10/24/2012

2012 Triathlon World Championships
10/23/2012

Travails with Tom-Tom
10/21/2012

Off to New Zealand!
10/18/2012

Cycling on the Oregon Coast
07/24/2012

Partial Solar Eclipse, May 20
05/23/2012

"Tour of California" Bike Race comes through town!
05/15/2012

Wildflower Triathlon a family affair
05/07/2012

Truth in Packaging?
04/01/2012

Nik Graduates from Cal Poly
12/10/2011

Cal Poly's Open House Weekend
04/17/2011

Cultural Musings...
09/18/2009

2009 Triathlon World Championships
09/12/2009

Sightseeing around the Gold Coast
09/09/2009

South Bank: Brisbane's Fine Arts center
09/05/2009

Brisbane, Australia
09/04/2009

Catching up . . .
08/31/2009

Summa Cum Laude, Baby!
06/15/2008

Kim completes her first Half-Ironman
06/10/2008

Kim Visits Home for Wildflower Triathlon
05/16/2008

The Last Supper
02/16/2008

Farewell, Dad
01/15/2008

Whitney Plays Final Soccer Game
12/10/2007

Watch the Women's World Cup!
09/12/2007

Kim Blazes Chicago Triathlon
08/27/2007

Nik Bicycles Pacific Coast
08/15/2007

Whitney Begins Final Season
08/13/2007

More Triathlons for Kim
06/15/2006

Corvallis gets snow!
03/09/2006

Pac-10 Conference Player of the Week
01/15/2006

Whitney's new cat
09/26/2005

Kim in Chicago Triathlon
08/31/2005

Rare family get-together
08/23/2005

Empty Nest
08/11/2005

Whitney Signs National Letter-of-Intent
02/08/2004

ODP cancels European tour
04/11/2003

Whitney renamed to Regional Team
08/07/2002

Kim graduates from Willamette
06/17/2002

Whitney Stars in High School Soccer
03/07/2002

Nik graduates from UTI
01/07/2002

2001 - A Year for Remembrance
12/30/2001

Whitney selected to the 2001 State ODP pool for U-15 Girls
03/22/2001

Kim returns from Europe
02/02/2001

2000: A Year for Traveling
12/15/2000

Kim Travels Europe
11/24/2000

Whitney selected to the US Far Western Regional ODP Pool!
07/14/2000

Congratulations to Nik, Ygnacio Valley High Graduating Class of 2000!
06/30/2000
2012 Triathlon World Championships

Luckily Kim had decent weather on her race day. The pro men and women had to race in the rain the two prior days. The weather was actually decent during the race--though that doesn't make the water any warmer.

The 1.5km swim segment of the race looped out into the Bay and back to Queens Wharf. The transition area and its 3000 bikes occupied the entirety of adjacent Cooks Wharf. Entry to the transition zone was at the far end of the wharf, so the T1 transition included a long jog out of the water and upramp to Queen's Wharf, around to Cooks Wharf, and down the outside of the long wharf all the way to the entry point at the far end. T2 involved a similar run after dismounting from the bike, leading Kim to remark this event was a "swim-run-bike-run-run" triathlon.

The 10km run segment consisted of two 5km loops to the west around the harbour area, while the 40km bike segment involved two 20km loops east along the coast to Mission Bay. Kim said the course was grueling with some steep hills and a strong, constant wind.

Kim placed an impressive 22nd out of a field of 88 in her age group. The swim was a difficult challenge in very cold water and with a current. She said she had to swim with her head out of the water to be able to follow swimmers in front of her because she couldn't tell where the course was supposed to go.

Kim said only one person passed her during the bike and run segments, while she passed many. Her run was a personal record and her split was 7th best in her age group for that part of the race!


Swimmers exit the water and race up and around to the transition area on the wharf in the background.



Kim, in Team USA colors, races by on the bike course.



Brad greets Kim at the end of the race.



Kim poses with her race bike in the empty transition area after the race.



Posted by Dan 10/23/2012, revised 11/04/2012 by Dan
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