The Pace Setter
A Monday morning feature in which D.C. Wire charts Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's quest for athletic glory.
Okay, so it's Wednesday, but we just got the results of Fenty's first triathlon of the season--the Georgetown IronMed--thanks to Georgetown University Medical School student Matthew Ronan, who helped organize the event. The triathlon raised money for the H.O.Y.A. Clinic, the first student-run free medical clinic in the District.
In the pantheon of triathlons, the IronMed is a relatively short one -- 750-yard swim, 12.4-mile bike and 5-kilometer run (3.1 miles). It's also the rare triathlon where competitors swim 30 laps in a pool, rather than a river, lake or ocean.
Here are Fenty's splits:
Swim - 13:16
Transition 1 - 0:51
Bike - 37:53
Transition 2 - 0:57
Run - 21:16
His overall time was 1 hour 14 minutes 13 seconds, placing him 11th. Last year, Fenty finished third, although it appears the distances were different.
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