Triathlon as close to trading paint as you can get
Suddenly, it seemed that the Nissan XTERRA Midwest Championship off-road triathlon had turned into a NASCAR race.
Standing side-by-side in the starting chute along Lake Michigan, world-class athletes darted for the water off McKinley Beach once the gun sounded, bumping into each other while trying to jockey for position in the 1.5-kilometer swim. Once out of the water, athletes stopped at the transition area, which is similar to the pits. read more