It's strange to think that while I just woke up, some people are swimming the mile and a half for the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon. That the human body can contain such endurance and stamina has always amazed me.
The Accenture Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon includes a 1.5 mile swim from Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay. The race continues with an 18 mile bike ride out the Great Highway, through the Golden Gate Park, and concludes with an 8 mile run through the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The finish is at The Marina Green.