The "half iron" event included a 1.2 mile swim from the beach, 56 miles bicycle race along Galveston's sea wall (in 10 - 15 mph cross winds as it happened), and 13.1 mile run ending at Moody Gardens. (No, Moody Gardens are not named after the Moody Minstrel.)
Alison placed 3rd in her group and 12th overall. Well done, Ali!
In June, she will be competing in the "Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon". That event starts with a 1.5 mile swim from Alcatraz Island to shore in the frigid waters of San Fransisco Bay, followed by an 18 mile bike race, and an 8 mile run along the rugged trails of the Golden Gate Recreation Area.