This past weekend the Savageman Triathlon took place in Western Md. I was not there this year but I thought it would be a great time to share a photo I shot 3 years ago when I did cover the event. It is a great event to attend if you are a photographer.
Out of the hundreds of sporting events I have photographed none has required such a high level of endurance for competitors as the Westernport (MD) Wall segment of the SavageMan Triathlon based in Deep Creek Lake, MD. that I photographed earlier this month. Sticking with “The Wall” requires not only great levels of endurance but a heap of courage.It is almost as painful to watch the climb up the Westernport Wall as it is to actually do it. Here the crowd reacts as a cyclist falls to the ground just yards before reaching the top of “The Wall.” Photo by Rob Paine/ Copyright 2014