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During the summer months instead of jumping in the shower in the morning I liked to go to the beach for a swim. On my way there one day I noticed that the Antalya Triathlon was taking place.

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After they finish their cycle it is time to jump in the sea for a swim.

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This was the obviously the gate they passed through to start the second stage.

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Even though I hadn’t cycled even 5km I’m sure I looked in worse condition than most of the athletes at that time.

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Here are the athletes preparing themselves for a lengthy swim that would put my doggy paddling and treading water to shame.

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One of them only had one arm and still managed it.

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They had to swim out to the big yellow ball and back before starting the last leg.

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I was tired just watching them and as I was hungry I headed home for breakfast, saying hello to this colourful chap on the way.

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You can see a gallery of official photos here.

The Photos


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