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Before 8 am: Women do a warm-up lap.It wasn't exactly warm, but they had wet suits. Odaiba's water is not exactly crystal-clear clean either.
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Women at the starting line for triathlon
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Starting line
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8:10 am: And they're off, taking about 30 min. to swim 1.5 km.
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Also see the video at YouTube.
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Turn-around point for another lap.
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Out of the water and racing to the bicycles.
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Taking off the wet suit and getting on the bicycle.
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Bicycle the pavement for 40 km, taking about an hour.
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Cycling for triathlon
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Spare wheels
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Also see the video at YouTube.
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Baskets for running shoes
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Changing from bicycling to running.
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Changing into running shoes.
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Statue of Liberty replica
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Running a few laps.
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Running in triathlon
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Also see the video at YouTube.
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Akiko Sekine who later won the women's triathlon.After cycling, they ran for 10 km. About 30 min. later, this woman, Akiko Sekine won the triathlon. She was one of athletes who went to the Athens Olympics (placing 12th).
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Finish line
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Men's triathlon starting line
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Hirokatsu Tayama, he wasn't the first to finish swimming, but he won the triathlon.
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Same route as the women.
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Running shoes
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Finish line
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Hirokatsu Tayama, winner
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