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San Luis Obispo, CA / Belize City, Belize, California, United States
Hello, My name is Casey Bateman. I am a professional triathlete on the Belize National Team. I am currently working on making the 2016 Olympic Team and the 2018 Commonwealth Games Team. I came from a swimming background in the USA and have since switched my focus to triathlon.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

2011 Silicon Valley International Triathlon 5/12/11

This weekend three of my close friends and I made the trek up to lovely San Jose, CA for the Silicon Valley Triathlon. We arrived on friday night quite late, checked into the hotel and crashed out! Saturday morning was rather eventful. I woke up early and my good friend Antonio accompanied me for a wake up jog to get loose and just keep the heart going. After chasing some wild turkeys we headed back to the hotal for breakfast and the rest of the day. After a few minutes to calm down we all headed over to Lake Almaden to pickup my packet and to preview the bike course. On the way to the packet pickup we were joking about how cool it would be to get the number 1 bib. I came close this time, I was number 6. We next went and did course preview but it took us 20 minutes to get on the course because we had gotten lost looking for the start of it never a good sign haha. The course was flat and fast but there was a 1 mile climb at about mile 15 and that was a little worrisome but then i remembered it would be advantageous for me. Next we drove around for 5 hours looking for a aero helmet. Apparently it is a specialized product but we were able to find one at the last store in town and at first they didn't have my size then somehow they got ahold of one in the very back of the storage. The rest of the day was rather uneventful. Sunday morning was race day I ended up doing extremely well i exited the water second behind one elite athlete. I fell back a little bit on the bike and was passed by 9 people. Getting onto the run I passed one athlete and was passed by one athlete. I remained in tenth place for the remainder of the race. I ended up with a time of 2:09:27. i dropped twenty minutes from my previous Olympic distance race. I finished in 10th out of 800 athletes and 2nd in my age group. below are some pictures taken of me from my good friend Dean.

Mounting Line

Getting Moving!

Intense Face

Mile 1 of the Run

the First Aide station

My best Friend Jeremiah Handing water!

Quick Cool Down Coach Dave and his wife in backround

Finishing Chute

Final Push!

Still Intense

The Finish

After Race Hydration


2nd place age group!

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