See this big smile? This is Helen's trademark......almost every photo taken of her during any race catches her with a big smile on her face....not the norm, that is for sure.
The spectators really get into too. You may recognize the guy on the left. I won't admit any more than that other than to say that he usually has a lot less hair....a lot less.
Photo with triathlete friends.
On the winners podium.
Helen and Coach Karen, her mentor and coach. Coach Karen also competed and placed in her age group.
The ceremony was held at the Edgewater Resort.
Helen earned a place to compete at the World event.
Just one more photo of some of the winners who will be going to World's.
The resort where the race was headquartered was pretty nice.
Even hours later there were white caps and riptides on the Gulf.
Congratulations to Helen and all the other competitors and winners.