by Lisa February. 12, 2007 5473 views

These photos are from last summer and they were my first try at sports photography. This is the Danskin's Womens Triathlon in Los Angeles. The Danskin was the first tri I ever did (in 2005) but last year, lingering injuries (from a run in with a car on my bike and then a separate bike accident) kept me from competing. So I took my camera instead. As you can see, women of all shapes and sizes and ages participate and it is a blast. If you've never done a tri, I suggest you try one. :)

Anyway, a friend reminded me that sign ups are here for this year's Danskin in June. The hard part is do I compete or do I photograph it? I haven't figured out how to do both…

The last photo is of Sally Edwards. She's one of the pioneer women triathletes and ironwomen. It's a tradition for her to greet the competitors at the finish line and she's really enthusiastic about it!

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Jannie 10 years, 3 months ago

Great job!

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Yanko V Fabila 10 years, 3 months ago

Great set! 1 and 5 for me!

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Jdn 10 years, 3 months ago

Great action set, although number 5 is my fave.
Mount your camera on your bike and snap away and compete!

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Christine 10 years, 3 months ago

I love the first and second shots, great focus on a difficult subject to photograph.

I say, do both -compete and photograph. This will ensure a speedy finish, as you will be eager to take photos as soon as you are done!

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