The Nantucket Triathlon

Nantucket Triathlon Road Closed


Nantucket Triathlon

The Nantucket Triathlon took place this past weekend!  It is the fifth year that out of towners and elite triathletes have flocked to the island to participate in this fun event, and of course some locals joined in on the fun too.  Our Dad, Bill, was a first time participant in the Nantucket Triathlon this year.  He is no stranger to the triathlon world though, as he has ran many before… in his younger years.  (By the looks of it…he seems to still be in his younger years.  And, no, he didn’t pay me to say that… haha!)

We were excited to watch him in action (until our alarm clocks went off at 4 am) AND we really were so happy to go CHEER HIM ON!

Here he is…



It was a third of a mile swim, 13.4 mile bike ride and 3.4 mile run.

Nantucket Triathlon Swim

This year, the water was really shallow for most of the swim course.  The athletes were able to walk most of the swim leg.  It really was an OCEAN WALK -BIKE -RUN!

Nantucket Triatlon Cheering

Us girls stood there and cheered EVERYONE on!  We were clapping and yelling the whole time.  We caught ourselves a couple times complaining that our hands were hurting and that we were tired…  After all those bikers and runners passed in front of us, we quickly realized that we DO NOT have anything to complain about!

Nantucket Triathlon Finish

Here we are with Dad at the finish line!  He did it!  We are so proud of him.  We can’t imagine doing the whole thing ourselves!  They do allow relay teams to participate…hmmm maybe the 3 Milly & Grace Girls will have to “tri” it out one year!


  1. Congrats Bill!! Well done!

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  3. Congratulations to Dad! I did the race on Saturday too and it was a blast. Can’t wait until next year!

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