Women’s Triathlon

Today I was lucky to watch the Women’s Triathlon. My alarm didn’t go off and the event started at 9am. Fortunately I have a cat who wakes me up early every morning for his breakfast. I was thankful for the wake up call this morning. After rushing around I headed out to Hyde Park. Here are some photos from my experience.

Before the swimming started in The Serpentine, Hyde Park.

The start!

The mad dash to see the cycling.

It was hard to see so some came up with clever ways to watch.


The cycling.

And finally the running. I don’t know how these athletes do this event. By the time they started running I was exhausted. They are amazing.

It was another wonderful experience. I can’t believe the first week is almost over. Here’s to another fun week!

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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39 Responses to Women’s Triathlon

  1. IsobelandCat says:

    It’s been brilliant has’t it? I’m gettingthe sofa ready for the heptathlon. Go Jess Ennis!

  2. letizia says:

    Thanks for sharing these photos – it’s wonderful for us to have a behind the scenes view of the Olympics! I love that you put the photo of the little girl on her father’s shoulders followed by the photo of the woman on her husband’s shoulders; for some reason, that made me laugh 🙂

    • TBM says:

      I loved seeing the woman on her husband’s shoulders. There were some in the crowd who didn’t appreciate it since they were blocking their view, but it was a free event, and people just wanted to have fun. I’m glad you enjoyed the photos.

  3. Gilly Gee says:

    I can’t imagine why they swim first, wouldn’t it be good to do that last and cool down? how do they get dry???

    • TBM says:

      I’ve wondered that as well, but I’ve never been much of a swimmer so I wouldn’t want to get in at the beginning or end 🙂

  4. fgassette says:

    Thanks again for sharing your experience of the olympics. If I were there I would be doing the same thing.


  5. scrapydo says:

    I also watched the event. Maybe I saw you also in the crowd! I could also enjoy the surroundings. Thanks again this is wonderful to see it through your eyes

    • TBM says:

      It’s possible that you saw me, but no matter where I stood I was surrounded by really tall people. I’m surprised any of the photos turned out. I was holding the camera above my head. I really enjoy seeing the competitors, but it’s also a real kick to interact with the crowd. It’s a great atmosphere.

  6. pattisj says:

    I’m glad you were able to see the triathlon. Makes me wish I’d known of such things when I was younger.

    • TBM says:

      I know what you mean. These types of sports weren’t that big where I was growing up. I would have liked to compete in more events when I was little.

  7. Gary Lum says:

    The finish was amazing. I so wanted Erin to win but it wasn’t to be. A bronze isn’t a bad thing.

  8. The Guat says:

    Great pics! Love the photo replay. I saw the highlights over here in the states…mad dash to the finish. Really exciting race. Ever since I did that race two months ago, I find myself appreciating these hard-core triathletes eve more.

  9. We have been glued to the TV since it started. Watching right now in fact! I don’t know how they do it. So impressive 🙂

  10. dadirri7 says:

    so good to have the spectators view, not just the tele!

    • TBM says:

      I am enjoying being a spectator, except I usually don’t know what is going on. This race involved the women cycling and running in laps and I lost track of who was in the lead. But it was still a blast!

  11. Novroz says:

    again, I got to say I envy you 😉

    I didn’t see this, I don’t know whx the tv didnt show it. But I saw it 4 xears ago, they are indeed amazing…I couldnt even run more than 1kilo. GReat shot by the way

    • TBM says:

      Recently my knee has felt well enough to go for a slow jog. And I really do mean slow. So watching these women compete is inspirational. I’m sorry it wasn’t on your tv. I hope you’ve been enjoying the basketball!

  12. Myra GB says:

    Great photos. At least we get to experience the Olympics through you. 🙂

  13. zelmare says:

    Those people are amazing – they must be so very fit. And once again, how very exciting for you! I think I must move to Rio soon, then I can catch some events at the next Olympics… 🙂

  14. Carol says:

    How cool to actually be there! I’ve been watching it on tv, but I don’t imagine it’s the same.

  15. How cool that you got to see this! I’m exhausted just looking at the photos. 🙂

  16. Fergiemoto says:

    What an event! I don’t know how they do it!
    (It’s interesting what some people will do to get a photo!)

  17. Madhu says:

    How wonderful to actually witness an Olympic event! Envious again 🙂 Enjoying this series.

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