28 Mar '12, 4pm

Did you know that triathlon can spread aquatic invasive species? Latest @usatriathlon newsletter:

Did you know that triathlon can spread aquatic invasive species? Latest @usatriathlon newsletter:

In 2007, I was balancing a summer research internship in the beautiful Wisconsin Northwoods while attempting to remain a competitive triathlete. Things were going well; I was getting miles in on the bike, running in the morning, and I had a pristine lake, Roach Lake, to swim in. While I managed to do some science while I was there, I was really focused on training. I had it all planned out on my calendar, and one June weekend included a Saturday morning swim in Roach Lake, a quick trip south to Lake Winnebago for a Sunday race, and then a Monday afternoon swim. Unfortunately, science got in the way of this awesome weekend of racing, and I ended up spending most of the weekend collecting Chinese mystery snails. It wasn’t until five years later that I realized how catastrophic that plan could have been for my immaculate Roach Lake. The reason why? Lake Winnebago is a host to...

Full article: http://www.usatriathlon.org/about-multisport/multisport-z...

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