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TriRock Annapolis Has Successful Sophomore Event

Around 1400 athletes competed in Saturday's Land Rover TriRock Annapolis event.

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Around 1400 athletes competed in Saturday’s Land Rover TriRock Annapolis event.

Where were you before 6 a.m. Saturday?

Kate Grove was taking the 4-mile bike ride from her home in Arundel on the Bay to downtown Annapolis.

That was just to get to the race. She then proceeded to swim 500 meters in Spa Creek, cycle 12 miles through West Annapolis and run a little more than 3 miles through the heart of the Historic District.

By the time she finished the TriRock Triathlon — a little after 8 a.m. — most of Annapolis was still in bed.

A highlight: She didn’t even have to worry about finding a parking space.

About 1,400 athletes competed in the triathlon, the second held in the city. Last year there were 800 participants. Manager Zach Barnhorst said that kind of growth is a “rarity” for a fledgling sprint triathlon.

Read more: Capitalgazette.com 

PHOTOS: 2012 Land Rover Tri Rock Annapolis