3/29/2021 Ken Frankenbery Crystal River Sprint Triathlon Crystal River, Florida


Crystal River Sprint Triathlon

Crystal River, Florida

Ken Frankenbery

Finish Time:  1:16:36

Overall Place:  35th Place / 150

Division Place:  2nd Place / 9

Race Recap By Ken Frankenbery:

It has been 2 years since my last triathlon so it was exciting to race a tri again!  It was a warm 77 degree’s at 7 am , but wind was real issue.   Waves on the ocean for the swim were the toughest I have ever had to deal with, but luckily it was a short swim. It was scary getting a face full of wave and having other people get knocked into you- it was like Jaws.  I ended up 2nd in my age group.  A guy from Florida who is a World Triathlon champion smoked me (and he is 68!) but I did beat him on the run.  I ended up 35th overall out of 150 people so I did beat a lot of young guys.  It’s encouraging to see so many fast older guys down here.  There was a guy over 80 years old who finished just outside of top 100 so he beat 50 people!  Also a 73 year old women was in top 100!