Winter Triathlon 2013: Feb. 2, 2013

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Preparing for the race.

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Just before the first part of the triathlon began - the run - all participants adjusted their shoes or their glasses or their toques. Jason Watt was ready to go. Watt claimed Saturday’s best time, at 1:09.08.

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The race begins, just after 11 a.m.

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Gear lines the racks, waiting in the cool morning glow for the triathletes to begin the race.

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Volunteers waiting for the athletes to return from the first segment of the race - the run.

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Racing towards his bicycle a competitor is one third of the way through the three-part track.

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Volunteers reminded runners that they had to put on their helmets before touching their bikes.

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The change-over between one segment of the race and another takes precious time as participants change shoes and important equipment.

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A triathlete dashes out with her bike to finish the eight-kilometre route after having completed the four-km run. Then she will do the seven-km ski trail. She was one of 15 athletes out in the sun and the snow at Little Red River Park on Saturday during the PA Tri Club Winter Triathlon.

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Heading out on bikes.

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Despite the - 15 C temperatures, the athletes get sweating after the first portion of the triathlon and must chug back hydrating water.

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The cycling portion of the track is often the most difficult owing to on uncertain and changing surface, not to mention the freezing wind and snow blowing against their face, feet and hands.

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Frosty eyelashes are a hazard of the game.

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An athlete comes down the last hill before the finish line of the Winter Triathlon on Saturday afternoon at Little Red River Park.

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One happy participant coasts down the final hill before the finish line.

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Down the last hill she goes!

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On the final stretch, just seconds away from finishing the 19-kilometre track.

This year’s winter triathlon saw 15 athletes running, biking and skiing through the sun and snow at Little Red River Park. The 19-kilometre track began just after 11 a.m. on Saturday. The event includes a four-km run, an eight-km mountain-bike ride and a seven-km free-style cross-country ski. This year marked 10 winters since the chilly challenge began on March 2, 2003.

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