Fantastic Finish Foto Friday – Half Ironman Kelli

Welcome to Fantastic Finish Photo Friday. We want to bask in the awesomeness of your finish photos. A finish photo captures a moment in time, where you overcame the challenges of the race and training, and reached your goal. The feeling of elation as you cross the line is what keeps us pushing our own limits. Please consider sharing your own photo to inspire others who are working toward their own finish.

This week’s photo is from Kelli Kerkhoff:

FTT Kelli

Kelli:

I raced my first triathlon on Saturday – the Beach 2 Battleship 70.3 in my hometown of Wilmington, NC. Everyone kept telling me this is the ONLY time I will cross the finish line the FIRST time, so to be happy. I was doing the race for fun and to just do it, not for a time goal, so I made an effort to smile, to give thumbs up, and I even roared when I was done (scaring small children in the process). It was hard, hot, I had cramps, but it was fun and I was happy and finished in just over 6 hours! Amazing amazing amazing!

Awesome finish Kelli. Way to take on such a large challenge for your first Triathlon. WE hope to see you at the start line at more triathlons in the future.

Read Kelli’s full race report on her blog: Running Boston and Beyond

Please consider sharing your own photo to inspire others who are working toward their own finish. It doesn’t have to be from a triathlon, just any race that has special meaning to you. If you are interested in sharing, please send a message to firstimetri@gmail.com.

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2 thoughts on “Fantastic Finish Foto Friday – Half Ironman Kelli”

  1. Kelli, I’m currently reading all I can about cramp when swimming. Were you able to swim through lag cramp? I found it so bad recently, despite taking precautions, that I had to seek help from rescue boat and it still ached after a few days. Help!

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