BRINEMAN 2018 Intermountain Live Well Triathlon

It was a beautiful morning with nearly 600 triathletes ready to compete.  The BRINEMAN is a Sprint, Olympic, and 70.3 event.  TRI UTAH does a fantastic job organizing this big event with all these different distances.

This was my second time to race in the BRINEMAN.  Here is the 2017 review:  http://brineman-2017

My 13 year old son and I did the Sprint distance.  This year was much warmer.  With 2 transitions the swim starts in a private water skiing lake.  It is perfect for spectators.  The out and back in a straight line makes for an easy start.  There is very little confusion because it is so simple.  I love it because I tend to get off course in most open water tris.  It is the perfect open water because it is narrow and you can easily sight during the swim.

On the morning of September 8th the temperatures were perfect and there was just a little bit of cloud cover.  Just enough to keep the temperatures down.  The Bike course is flat and a great out and back.  A couple of super smooth sections in the road make for a speedy ride.

The run is on the Jensen Nature park trail.  This path is a perfect out and back run. With really pleasant temperatures and no wind the whole course was really awesome.  The whole setup feels very family friendly.

TRI UTAH always has really good finish line setup.  There was a little mix up on the results and timing.  And we received an email within 24 hours with the corrected results.

This race was a great way to end the season.  The volunteers were nice.  The whole registration, packet pickup and race day was really well organized.  And the medals have the coolest mascot of any TRI.  Thanks TRI UTAH for another great day.  If you haven’t done this race make sure to get it on your calendar next year.

Check out these great pictures.  Wetsuit pic photo cred goes to MICK CAMPBELL.  Thanks Bro.

Go here to see the results for the BRINEMAN.


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About The Author

Gelder Lewis has been snowboarding for more than 30 years. He heard Mark Allen speak at a motivational meeting and wanted to do a triathlon. He decided to get in shape for the winter months so he started doing triathlon. Now he is totally addicted and loves to swim, bike, run year round. Gelder enjoys testing, writing, talking and presenting information about all things gear and how it can enhance the endurance sport experience. Gelder still snowboards until the Greatest Snow on Earth melts each season.