Wildflower Long Course Triathlon

May 4, 1996
1.2m Swim, 56m Bike, 13.1m Run
Lake San Antonio, CA

My first Half-Ironman triathlon, Wildflower '96 represents a significant milestone in my tri career. Wildflower has always had a reputation as one of the toughest Half-IM's in the country, and I faced it with not a little trepidation. I raced the Olympic-distance in '95 and found the hills on both the bike and the run challenging but very doable. What, however, would double the distance in those hills do to me?

Read on to find out...

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