triathlon

tri-ath-lon
[trīˈaTHlən]  noun
a long-distance race that has three parts: swimming, bicycling, and running
As in:  Brilliant sunshine
on April 17th
Matt swimming 300 yards,
the first leg
of the sprint triathlon,
gliding through the water
taking a mere 6 minutes,
59 seconds.
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As in: Crystal blue skies,
time to jump on the bike,
peddle, peddle, peddle,
as fast as you can,
as fast as you can!
riding 16 miles
for 54 minutes & 56 seconds.
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As in: The last leg of the race,
run, Matt, run!
up the hills,
around the corner,
down the hills.
run, run, running,
3.1 miles
in 26 minutes, 16 seconds.
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As in: Crossing the finish line,
cheering for you!
a personal record,
a personal best,
1 hour, 30 minutes, 17 seconds-
easy-peasy!
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Another Triathlon in the Books
triathlon #10,
number ten complete!
how can that be?
Harrisburg 2 times,
Hempfield 3 times,
Mt. Gretna,
Cambridge 2 times,
Syracuse,
and
Lake Placid
70.3
140.7
more than just numbers,
it’s about
training,
dedication,
sweat,
pain,
perseverance,
determination,
strength,
tenacity
and
mind over matter.
you.got.this!
you can do hard things,
a swim, a bike, a run,
a triatlon!
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triathlon buddies

 

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Mentor Text:

The Crossover 

by

Kwame Alexander

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