Matthew Russell On The Unique Wildflower Format

American Matthew Russell claimed third at Saturday's Wildflower Long Course Triathlon.

American Matthew Russell claimed third at Saturday’s Wildflower Long Course Triathlon. The American chats about how the unique format of Wildflower affected the outcome of his race.

*With Lake San Antonio completely dry due to drought conditions, race organizers moved the swim to Harris Creek. As part of the change athletes exited the 1.2-mile swim and took part in transition 1A before running 2.2 miles to transition 1B. From there, they took on the normal 56-mile bike and then took off on a shortened 10.9-mile run, making for a total—but unconventional—70.3 miles.

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