Well, I've just registered for my first triathlon (Escape from the Rock). If anyone is in the SF Bay area in September, 2009, I could use the support! ;-) In October of this year I didn't know how to swim (29 years old); now I'm training for an open water swim in the SF Bay (~55 degrees Fahrenheit), and hopefully for an Ironman after that.
Here's the link to the event:
Here's the disclaimer:
One of the notable portions:
"I acknowledge that this athletic event is an extreme test of a person's physical and mental limits and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury and property loss. The risks include, but are not limited to, those caused by terrain, facilities, temperature, weather, condition of athletes, equipment, vehicular traffic, actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants, volunteers, spectators, coaches, event officials, and event monitors, and/or producers of the event, and lack of hydration. These risks are not only inherent to athletics, but are also present for volunteers."