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What part of a triathlon do you think you would be best at?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on November 27, 2007

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Photo of Ashley Cassidy

“Probably running. It’s been awhile, but I used to be pretty good at long distance running.”

Photo of Justin Atwater-Taylor

“Biking, if any. It’s the only one I like to do.”

Photo of Zack Martinez

“Probably running, because I’ve run since I was in high school and did pretty well in track.”

Photo of Claire Haflich

“Running. I’m a really weak swimmer and I run a lot more than I bike, so I would trust myself to do better at that.”


jonas 10 years, 5 months ago

Throwing up and passing out, probably.

Linda Aikins 10 years, 5 months ago

I see they didn't interview any "people of size."

None of it, actually. Unless I can use floaties; a motorcycle; and a car.

Richard Heckler 10 years, 5 months ago

Watching is a necessary portion of the event. Everyone cannot be a triathlete. Should be an exciting event.

This is one more example of how to improve the lawrence revenue cookie jar using existing resources instead of spending millions upon millions of tax dollars. Lawrence is a great place for cycling activities. June will be fun.

Keep all KU home games at home in Lawrence,Kansas. Like all other cities Lawrence,Kansas needs the revenue.

Why not schedule some art and music festivals downtown on Mass? Meanwhile thanks to all who made this cycling event happen.... the more the merrier.

average 10 years, 5 months ago

At meaningful speed, none of the above. However, I am a 'person of size' and have ridden several 'centuries' (100 miles on a bicycle in a day). Particularly on a recumbent bicycle, you just keep pedaling. Low joint impact, and the bike holds you up where you'd collapse from exhaustion on a run.

trinity 10 years, 5 months ago

the eating popcorn&junior mints part, as an observer.

Flap Doodle 10 years, 5 months ago

I'm seeing a theme developing here.....

Ceallach 10 years, 5 months ago

What about person of substance?

I would be best suited to hand water to participants (other than swimmers). Ran for many years, loved it!! But then one of my knees went on the fritz (Py's fault for not warning me sooner:) and since two functional knees are soooo helpful when running, I had to slow down to a walk.

Linda Aikins 10 years, 5 months ago

Thanks TOB. Yes - POS would not be appropriate. I think I came close to bothering Average with it.

I'm just sayin'.

geekin_topekan 10 years, 5 months ago

Don't want none of them Steroid smokin' freaks in my back yard.

Linda Aikins 10 years, 5 months ago

C1, you crack me up. She would run past you and you'd collapse trying to catch up! ;) But you do still have a good eye for a pretty woman!

antney 10 years, 5 months ago

My favorite part is the "try". I tried one when I was 25, at my prime, in great shape and it was a humbling experience. Talk about testing your body to its limits. The swim was the hardest for me and I was litterally the last person out of the water. The transition from bike to run was like running on jello legs. I will never forget the experience.

Ceallach 10 years, 5 months ago

Thought for the day: Life is short, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never forget the things that make you smile.

jonas 10 years, 5 months ago

Life is short, forgive truly, kiss uncontrollably, love slowly, laugh quickly, and never forget the things that make you smile.

jonas 10 years, 5 months ago

And thinking it over, there is a circumstance I'd be good at a tri-athelon. All I need is a hungry bear chasing me, and hot dogs tied to my back. World record!

Ceallach 10 years, 5 months ago

Py, alas you are probably right.

"Can you be a person of substance if you're not a person of size?" Yes indeed, just made up of different substances, resulting in different sizes :)

Frederic Gutknecht IV 10 years, 5 months ago

I can do one thing as well as almost everyone who's ever swam, run or biked in a triathalon. Lose the race.

GretchenJP 10 years, 5 months ago

I'd be best at sitting on the bench sipping an ice cold beverage and watching all the triathlonists.

Katara 10 years, 5 months ago

The part where I celebrate with whoever won it ;)

coolmom 10 years, 5 months ago

i think i would be good at yelling moral support to the athletes and offering first aide to those who hurt themselves cleaning fish.

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