Humanity at the Finish Line

The final stretch.

The final stretch.

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort in Shawnee on Delaware PA hosted the Poconos’ Revolution3 Triathlon Series event today. Swimmers started the morning at 7 am in a frigid lake in two categories: Olympic length and half Triathlon (which is half the length of an “Ironman” triathlon, and almost twice as long as the Olympic distance.) The last finisher of the day, a 53 year old woman who was in the ‘half’ category, finished about 10 1/2 hours later.

Helping hands.

Helping hands.

Three race officials accompanied her for the last leg, holding her hands, and she crossed the finish lime to thunderous applause from staff, volunteers, family and other participants.

The humanity shown to the last finisher was a credit to this sport and the race organizers.

The efforts of the clean up crews were worthy of note too. This crew was picking up litter the size of a gum wrapper!

Leave it as you found it.

Leave it as you found it.

For the Daily Post photo challenge – “humanity”

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One comment on “Humanity at the Finish Line

  1. An touching story that brings about hope and inspiration.

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