NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Athletes
took over the streets and water in downtown Nashville Sunday as they competed
in the Music City Triathlon.
Sunday, competitors took
place in the 34th annual Music City Triathlon. The event is staged
on the east side of the Cumberland River in the area around LP Field. Individuals
and relay teams took on a rugged course that includes a one and a half
kilometer swim, 40k bike ride and 10k-run.
Organizers said this
competition is for trained athletes, but also people of all ages can
"In this race we'll
have someone as young as 11-years-old doing our short distance, and I'd guess
our oldest competitor today would be in the upper 70s. So that's the span of
age groups and we give out awards based on 5 year age increments. So it's very
fair. You're competing against people in your age and gender," said Saye
Yates, Music City Triathlon Director.
They even had races based
on the competitor's weight to further even out the playing field.