photos by MIKE SCHAFER

Biking on the Beach

Approximately 1,200 participants and spectators came out to the 18th Annual Solana Beach Triathlon and Duathlon. The race, which started in Fletcher Cover and ended on Highway 101, included athletes that ranged from 14 to 75 years of age. Every participant pushed themselves to achieve their best times in each of the three races that the event offered. Events included the sprint triathlon, the duathlon, and the Aquabike race. Each of the races included either running, swimming, or cycling portions. Triathlon legend Bob Babbit participated in the Aquabike race, which was new to the event this year. “I am excited that KOZ Events added the Aquabike to all of their triathlons. It allows people to continue in the sport they love without the running!” said Bob. To join in on the fun visit www.kozevents.com.