Long-time Race Director and friend, Terry McLaughlin, and his terrific crew, meshed perfectly with our friends at Set Up Events to make the 2014 Colonial Beach Triathlon festival weekend races go off without a hitch. The Olympic and Sprint Distance Races are now part of the Virginia Triathlon Series. The swims started out on the pea gravel shore, in water that was too warm for wetsuits. Not salty, not fresh, the water off Colonial Beach is brackish, which makes Landau feel more buoyant, without the heavy briny saltwater taste you get in your mouth swimming in the ocean. The Potomac River swim was then followed by a mostly flat bike course through rural countryside. Upon return to the beach athletes embarked on a flat, fast out and back running course. Athletes were then treated to a post race feast, massages (by ART and Graston Technique Certified Doctors Shawn Pallotti of King George, VA and Eric Bilson, of Fredericksburg, VA), live entertainment at night and could spend the day in Colonial Beach.
Lawyer Landau managed to win his age group in the Sprint Triathlon Saturday, breaking into the top 20 out of over 360 racers. Once on dry land after his “pedestrian swim,” he managed to pass other competitors continuously during the hot bike and run. On Sunday, he finished 3rd overall in the AquaVelo (swimming and biking only), despite a 40 min swim, by passing 10o bikers and averaging over 22 MPH ! For Full Results of the Sprint Race, click here.
En route to the race Friday afternoon, Landau had visited with a client in Orange, Virginia who was unable to travel because of the wounds and infection in her legs after being attacked and bitten by a dog while delivering the U.S. Mail. From Orange, VA, the Landaus went to Fredericksburg to visit with lawyers who needed their help with a disability case. If you would like to see Doug Landau “in action,” his Court, speech, teaching and racing schedule is in every newsletter and published online. Our unique “Open Book” policy sets ABRAMS LANDAU apart from all other law firms in the country. Check it out !