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Thursday, November 11, 2010

{Undercover Athlete: NYC tri}

This year the NYC tri organizers decided to try something new and did a lottery system to fill their 4,000 coveted spots.  The past few years have proven just how popular this race was, for locals and outsiders alike.  In mere minutes, the 4,000 spots would fill up shortly after the clock chimed midnight on November 1st.

So November 1st marked the first day to sign up for the lottery which was open for three days.  Apparently hordes paid $11 for a shot to compete in the 2011 NYC Tri.  I was among the masses that signed up, and among the majority of people who didn't get in.  Initially, I was upset, but then I came to terms with it and figured I'd sign up for other local, not so big tris.

However, I received an email today from NYC tri saying that I was selected during the 2nd round of lottery picks.  Color me flabbergasted!  Now I have to readjust my brain to think that I may actually sign up for the NYC Tri ... uh oh!

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