This morning we awoke to loud music on the malecon about 4:30am. The street a few blocks from our apartment was blocked off and was being set up for what looked like a race of some sort. Actually it is the:
2011 Salinas Triathlon Junior South American Championships
2011 Salinas ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup and South American Championships
On my walk I was able to get these photos:
The program is outlined on this website:
The athletes start with a swim after which they drop their swim gear in these baskets – each athlete has a specific basket marked with their name.
They then run to their bike station where their shoes, helmets, bike and other gear is stored to start the second leg of this race.
The last leg of the race is on foot.