Photos by staff photographer Nic Coury.
The first group during the sprint triathlon—age 13 to 29 mens—start their morning.
Swimmers in the men's 30-39 category enter the water.
Swimmers making a lap at Lovers Point in Pacific Grove.
Two triathletes exit the frigid water and head towards their bicycles.
A tired athlete finishes the swim.
Volunteers hand out water.
The bike course heads along the ocean for two laps.
A cyclist starts his ride.
A triathlete takes a spill near the start of the bike portion.
Fans watch for their friends and family.
A cyclist nods back to his fans cheering him on.
An athlete transitions from bike to the running course.
Fans in costume cheer on triathletes.
An athlete prepares to ditch his bike in trade for some running shoes.
A runner starts the last portion of the triathlon.
Runner's cruise along the recreational trail near Lover's Point.
Triathletes near the end.
A runner near the finish line.