After an hour-long delay from the rain, athletes competing in the Hy-Vee Triathlon finally put their hard work on the test.
“It was worth it, this was a great sport. I look forward to this every year. This was the last big race of the year and it was a great way to finish it off,” said participant Erik McGarrah.
As expected, Javier Gomez placed first with a time of 1:45:57.
Two-time Hy-Vee champ Emma Moffatt came in first for the women with 1:57:04.
While fierce competitors raced for the top times, others just focused on finishing the race.
“I’m just going to float a little bit if I’m tired. I’m really good at the back float, I’ve been practicing that a lot,” said participant Melissa Deboer.
An estimated 2,700 athletes swam, biked and ran in Des Moines on Sunday.