PHOTOS: Capt. Hiram’s Sprint – Triathletes make ‘seagrass’ dash

Roughly 120 brave souls accepted the challenge to “Get off your ass and save some seagrass!” as participants in the fifth annual Capt. Hiram’s River Challenge Sprint Triathlon.

Greeted by a gorgeous sunrise and enthusiastically cheered along the way by spectators lining the route, the triathletes dashed into the Indian River Lagoon from the beach at Capt. Hiram’s Resort for a 1/4-mile swim before sprinting to their bikes for the 12-mile bike ride and finishing up with a 5K run along Indian River Drive.

In addition to raising awareness of issues facing our once-pristine waters, proceeds from the event benefited the Coastal Conservation Association, Environmental Learning Center and Ocean Research and Conservation Association. Ramses Rodriguez was overall winner with a time of 59:08 and Abigail Garner was top female finisher at 1:05:48.

Photos by: Gordon Radford

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