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Over the past few years I’ve always heard great things about the Pumpkinman Triathlon Festival in South Berwick, Maine: the scenic, fast courses, flawless organization, good prize money and competition, and an awesome post race feast (beer included!). But every year something always came up as an obstacle to me competing here. Usually I’d have another race in California planned for that same weekend, or Pumpkinman would fall the week before a key race. However, in 2012, for the first time, nothing stood in my way, so I jumped at the opportunity to compete. Although I’m traditionally a short-course racer, I figured I had nothing to lose by jumping into the half-iron distance race on Sunday, too (Saturday was the sprint). The way I saw it, I could most likely still finish in the top-five even if I crumbled out there. So the decision was made – I would go for the Pumpkinman Double.
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Lincoln Murdoch – first place in Age Group at the 2012 Manitou / White Bear Lake Tri!
By Lincoln Murdoch
No hiding my age. I’m 55 years young and having more fun athletically than at any other time in my life. Granted, I wasn’t a great athlete growing up. I was cut from the 8th grade basketball team. I got in a total of five plays in only two games the whole season of 9th grade football. Never played a varsity sport in high school. Once, in a JV basketball game, when the ref handed me the ball as I stood out of bounds so I could throw it in and start play, I actually just took off dribbling inbounds from out of bounds. (I still have no idea why I did that.) I once was lapped in a track meet running the two-mile race. That’s only eight laps…and the leaders came around and finished their last lap while I still had more than one to go. Pretty embarrassing!
Fast forward 30+ years and I’m very blessed to say that I’ve completed three Ironman Triathlons including Hawaii, qualified for USAT Team USA three times, finished 20th at the ITU World Championship in ’07 in Germany and finished 8th at Worlds in Australia in ’09. I’ve been racing triathlons for 20 years and have gotten faster and faster almost every year. I’ve won 12 triathlons…as in first place overall.
Now, at 55 I may not set any new records but I’ve not really slowed down any. How is this possible? Ever notice how the number of age group athletes drops off as the age groups go up? That’s because our bodies tend to quit cooperating as we age. There’s a big difference training and racing in your 30s from your 40s. More so from your 40s to your 50s and I can only imagine that grows exponentially each decade into one’s 60s, 70s and 80s.
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