malibu triathlon

As many of you know, I did my first triathlon last weekend – the Olympic distance event at the Nautica Malibu Triathlon. Things went a lot better than expected and I was able to complete the race in 2:46, which landed me somewhere in the top third. I couldn’t have done this without my awesome mum who came all the way from Germany to be there. In case you were there, she was the one loudly yelling instructions (in German of course) across the entire transition area so I wouldn’t forget to wear my helmet during the bike ride.

Here are some pictures. They are all in black and white. I look tougher that way. Plus, you can’t see that my wetsuit is actually pink.


  1. Anonymous September 18, 2009 at 7:37 am

    That’s a solid time. Congrats! That’s a solid visor and fine German woman as well : ) Cheers!

  2. Anonymous September 18, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Glad to see your Mum supports the swoosh…oh ya, way to go!

  3. Anonymous September 18, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Congrats Mario! Constantly in awe of your energy. On the complete flip-side, I’ll be competing in the European triathalon starting next week. It’s a 3 country event. London – drinking beer in pubs. Dublin – drinking beer in pubs. Munich – drinking beer at Oktoberfest. I plan to finish in the top third as well. 🙂

  4. Anonymous September 18, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Mario, thats a great time for your first marathon! Congratulations!

  5. Anonymous September 19, 2009 at 2:34 am

    Patrick, I collect visors. Who doesn’t?

    Adam, Nike really should sponsor my Ironman quest? Who do I talk to?

    Jessica, it was a triathlon. If I could do a marathon in 2:46, I wouldn’t have to beg Adam for a sponsorship.

    Adam, have you looked into that sponsorship yet?

  6. Anonymous September 19, 2009 at 5:39 am

    my mistake!!! And yes, adam would definitely have to offer you a sponsorship if you completed a marathon in 2:46. Regardless, I commend you on doing the work to prepare for a triathlon and finishing with a great time!

  7. Anonymous September 20, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    I’ll talk to Phil about it Monday….

  8. Anonymous September 22, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Ben, I think Jen is working at the Octoberfest. You should try and meet up with her. She can cheer you on while you do your drinkathlon.

  9. Anonymous April 20, 2011 at 8:44 am

    IJWTS wow! Why can’t I think of tihgns like that?