Good race with a couple tweaks, mostly on the swim. The shape of the swim made it difficult to stay on course. It was very hard to see the buoys with the sun, so they needed to be closer together and about twice as many.
Swim is great but need to create rectangle as I was hit by two swimmers when I was coming back into shore. This should change and is an easy fix. Bike is great...road conditions are terrible but nothing the race organizers can do. Plenty of police presence and a challenging ride.
I have done this 3 times (sprint once and the olympic twice). Living locally in the area, I really do enjoy an event that supports a local organization and is so close (I live in Jefferson).
I love this race! I have done it at least 5 times. The most challenging bike ride ever. I miss the snack box that came at packet pickup early on. The fact that the sprint athletes have to wait so long to start with transition closed is a huge bummer.