Yesterday I headed down to Brown’s Island to watch the Xterra off road triathlon.  I don’t run triathlons any more but I still love to watch the races.

Swimmer's swam in the James River from Brown's Island to Belle Island and back.

Seconds before the start of the swim portion Championship race.

This racer had a flat tire and suffered a broken chain during his 30K ride but was able to make repairs on the rugged course and finish the race.

Championship racers covered an 10K course of tough trails.