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Decimal Man Triathlon on January 7 with a touch of Fear Factor!

Joe Wedemann the architect of the Decimal Man triathlon is hosting another fun event at his home in Paradise Park (26th Street between Kaloli and Paradise_ on Saturday, Jan 7, starting at 9:30 am.

Due to time constraints with Wedemann’s Fire Department job, he was not able to have the race every year on his birthday, so he had to move the dates around as needed.

“Recently, I have been putting the race on about once every 2 months with the big she-bang in January to kick off my birthday and the start of the New Year,” Wedemann said.

      To make the race “do-able” for beginners, the distance is 1/10th that of Ironman World Championship. .24 mile swim – 11.2 mile bike – 2.62 mile run, since you just have to move the decimal over, according to Wedemann.

At “The Decimal Man.”  Wedemann doesn’t charge anything for the race but will accept 1 gallon of Clorox bleach as a donation to treat his 25 meter pool where the swim takes place.

The 11.2 bike course is a Tour de Paradise Park as it circles the park from 26th to Beach Rd, Kaloli to Makuu. The 1/10th Marathon run is a one loop run from 26th to 27th between Paradise and Kaloli finishing with a victory lap around a 1/7th mile cinder track bordering my property.

Transitions are included, so there is a short run from the swim to the bike.

This is a great distance for beginners to get a taste of the “Real Deal” (Ironman), according to Wedemann.

“Anyone is welcome. I’ve never met a tri athlete that I didn’t like. Potluck BBQ lunch follows the race so if anyone wants to bring a dish and stick around, they are welcome. Many friends bring their families and make a day of it after the race,” Wedemann said.

Sign in time for this race will be 9 am and the swim begins at 9:30.

The race is usually over in less than 1 1/2 hours for beginners to just under an hour for the winning times, according to Wedemann.

Wedemann ask that participants use Helmets on the bike and practice safe bicycle riding and courtesy, as the roads are open to the public.

Interested parties may contact Wedemann by email  joeveronicawedemann@yahoo.com

After the Triathalon, Potluck lunch to follow.

 Afer lunch, there will be games for everyone.

 A new twist according to Wedemann he will be putting on his own version of “Fear Factor” at his house as part of the games.


January 4, 2012 - Posted by | triathlon | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Awesome event! I highly recommend it.
    Thanks for positng BIg Dog

    Comment by Joey | January 4, 2012 | Reply

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