28 Feb '13, 8pm

Competing in the @EscapeAlcatraz Triathlon this weekend? Don't miss these swim tips:

Competing in the @EscapeAlcatraz Triathlon this weekend? Don't miss these swim tips:

The iconic 1.5-mile swim from Alcatraz Island to shore is a challenge that 2,000 triathletes take on every year during the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon (March 3, 2013). The frigid waters—typically around 55 degrees—are a result of the 500 miles of Sierra Mountain snowmelt coming into the San Francisco Bay. Not to mention the 5 million gallons of water per second that enter and exit through the Bay’s mile-wide inlet under the Golden Gate Bridge, making for strong currents. As the staff head coach for Alcatraz, Eric Gilsenan, says, “Alcatraz is like a box of chocolates.” And, well, you know the rest.

Full article: http://triathlon.competitor.com/2013/02/training/master-t...

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