1999 Alcatraz Triathlon - The Ultimate Escape!

by Todd Walsh

MVM'ers Todd Walsh and Julia Davies completed the Alcatraz Triathlon - The Ultimate Escape! Julia did super in what she called her "first real triathlon," finishing third in her age division in a time of 2:59:04. Meanwhile, Todd, competing in what was his fourth Alcatraz Triathlon, finished ninth overall in a time of 2:32.15. For the second year in a row, Todd was the second person out of the water for the legendary swim. Todd stated, "the Alcatraz Triathlon is my favorite triathlon. It has all the elements that make a great triathlon - rough water swim, hilly, scenic bike, and challenging run that incorporates beach and trail running. I always seem to do well on the swim in this race, and I attribute that to the Wednesday morning MVM workouts as well as experience with the Bay/open water swims."