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Alcatraz Challenge History

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During the intervening years, the Alcatraz Challenge Triathlon has spawned any number of other Alcatraz triathlons and swims. And even the Challenge itself has evolved, dropping the bike segment and becoming the Aquathlon that it is today: a 1.5 mile swim from Alcatraz followed by an out/back run along the Presidio and across the Golden Gate Bridge..

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Orca Alcatraz Challenge Sights and Sounds

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Orca Alcatraz Challenge

The most recent race in the Tri-Cal repertoire took place in and around the San Francisco Bay last Sunday morning. While the rest of the city’s residents were quietly snoozing away in their warm beds, about 400 bleary-eyed athletes gathered at Pier 3 to partake in the 3rd Annual Orca Alcatraz Challenge Aquathlon & Swim.

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Things I Wish I Knew Before Swimming From Alcatraz

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My contact with the world of endurance sports began 5 years ago, as a volunteer at Wildflower, making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for other volunteers. I did that for several years, then decided to get more involved with Tri-California by working Aid Stations at the Inaugural San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz.

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Orca Alcatraz Swim

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Alcatraz Challenge Swim

OK all you Alcatraz Challengers.  We’re coming down to the wire for the Memorial Day Alcatraz Challenge Swim. The weather report calls for a beautifully sunn weekend with air temperatures in the mid-60’s on Monday. The currents on race day will be moderate so you can rest assured you’ll end up at the finish line.

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