The USAT national board just passed this revision of the USAT Rule Book, Article III, General Rules and Conduct, Rule 3.2, regarding the Athena and Clyde class. The resolution passed on April 2.
|Athena Pink Cap, Acworth Women’s Tri, 2011|
|By the way, this is the woman who “betrayed” us… because now she looks like this. Ha.
Hello. I’d love to betray ALL of you…if it meant I’d be rocking this healthy, athletic body….
|Third Place Athena, Tri The Parks 2011.
(Last Place Age Group!)
Especially in triathlon! A sport where people are putting themselves out there, trying to move, and trying to change their lives. Some women (and men) may do triathlon to lose weight. But it seems easier to me to just sit on the couch and stop eating… than to train 6-25 hours a week for weight loss…
|Coming out of the water with other Athenas and age-groupers… August 2011.|
I think there is a time, race, and place for everyone. Yes, a 250 pound beginner should not take on an Ironman race and bottleneck the swim and cause dangerous conditions on the bike. Should a 250 pound beginner work hard to learn to swim, bike and run… grasp the rules of the race…and head out for a local sprint tri? YES! Yes! YES!!!! You must start somewhere. I took on Miami 70.3 because I knew I could hang with a group on the swim and bike, that I may be slower, but I would not be a course hazard. On the run? Hell, no one cares if someone else is walking…