These pictures were taken during the second day of the 2014 Beauty of Taitung Triathlon. It was a bit windy, but the weather was good. 這些照片是2014年台東之美鐵人三項的第二天. 那一天天氣不錯, 只是風比較大.
This is where the swimming section starts, at the Forest Park's Flowing Water Lake. The lake is about 1 kilometer from end to end, and maybe 200 meters across. I believe they swam 750 meters on that day. 游泳的部分是在台東森林公園裡的活水湖舉行. 這個湖的長度差不多一公里. 寬度差不多200公尺. 他們那一天好像游750公尺.
Lifeguards preparing for the race. This picture was taken from the same spot, facing the opposite direction. 救護人員正在準備當中, 這是與上一張同一個地點拍的,只是面對的方向不同.
The first wave getting ready. This is usually the most dangerous part of any triathlon. There are a lot of people in the water, and many of them are very nervous about swimming. 第一波的選手正在準備. 這個部分通常是鐵人三項賽中最危險的. 因為有很多選手同時在水中, 而且其中還有很多選手怕水.
After the first wave left, the lifeguards helped these two women back to the shore. It is not uncommon to see people having panic attacks in the water. 第一波離開湖岸以後, 救護人員幫這兩個女選手回到岸邊. 這樣的情景很常見, 好多人下水以後變得很驚慌.
The leaders of the first wave, returning. 第一波中最快的選手游回終點.
Start of the bike section, just up from the Flowing Lake. The green carpet on the left is the route from the lake to the transition area. 這是單車部分的起點. 就在活水湖旁邊. 左邊那個綠色的地毯是游泳的終點到單車區的步道.
The beginning of the bike section. During this day the bike section was only 20 KM, extending from the Forest Park to Shan Yuan Beach and back. 單車比賽的起點. 那一天他們騎程的距離是20公里. 從森林公園到杉原海灘後再回來.
Near the start of the 5 kilometer run. The Flowing Lake is on the right. Participants ran around the lake, through the more forested sections of the Forest Park, and through another gate just behind where the swimming section started. 這是5公里路跑的起點附近. 活水湖在右邊. 選手們繞著湖跑, 之後跑進去公園裡穿過樹林, 再回到游泳比賽起點的附近的終點.
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