2009 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon


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Nothing better than ferry boat cliff jumping for a mass swim start!

June 14, 2009. San Francisco.

It was a beautiful day for an ESCAPE! Andy Potts grabbed his 3rd consecutive win and Mary Beth Ellis landed her first victory at Alcatraz.

For one weekend each summer, 2,000 of the world’s best triathletes assemble in San Francisco for one of the most infamous and extreme sporting events…the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. In its 29 years as a maximum-security prison, no one ever escaped alive from the menacing shores of Alcatraz. Every year, this popular event draws over 20,000 spectators to see who can accomplish that daunting task.

The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon features heart-pounding action, including a 1.5 mile swim through frigid waters from Alcatraz Island to shore, a grueling 18-mile bike race, and a demanding 8-mile run through the rugged trails of Golden Gate Recreation Area. Set against the natural beauty of San Francisco, this thrilling triathlon is a virtual postcard of the City by the Bay.

For interested Tritons, the 2010 Event will take place May 30, 2010. The lottery will open December 1, 2009.  Start planning today!

Event details and updates are available at www.escapefromalcatraztriathlon.com.

One Response

  1. I was an “escapee” this year. The event is an absolute blast with a very challenging course and great energy. A bit expensive, but wortht he experience.

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