Post Miami Nice Tri event email

By Skip

I have not posted my details from the race because I was waiting for for the pictures to be posted.  Just yesterday they posted the results online.   I am taking this week off from workouts because I have 39 days left before my next race….. and I just NEED the time off!  In the meantime, I received an email from the race director from Sunday’s race.  This will give you an idea of what went down that day.  To say the least, it was a crazy day and I can’t wait to tell you all about it and show you the results.  In the meantime, here is the letter I received:

First of all I wanted to thank you for participating in the Miami Nice Triathlon this past weekend. Your participation plays a key factor in our efforts to contribute back to the city. Together with TREEmendous Miami we will plant hundreds of trees to restore the Virginia Key natural habitat, and we invite you to come out on this September 11 to plant your tree. Signup and find more information in this link: http://www.miaminicetri.com/treeplanting.html
 
Regarding the race – wow, some tough decisions had to be made! I would like to reaffirm our number one priority for any event: safety. With that in mind, rest assured that we will do anything in our power to provide you with the racing experience you came to expect, without putting in jeopardy your safety – and of our staff and volunteers.

For those of you who raced in the Olympic distance race, I would like to tell you that your ranking with USAT and the qualification for the nationals has not been impacted in any way. I also would like to say that the decision of shortening the bike leg of the race only came after the race had already restarted. We initially believed it would be possible to have all Olympic athletes do their two loops even with the delayed restart. But after receiving the final word from the Police department that the road closure times could not be extended, the vast majority of the Olympic distance athletes would not have been able to make it before the cut-off time – creating an unfair race as some athletes would have been able to make it on time and others wouldn’t. Making the bike leg to one loop was the safest way to shorten the course without creating a complete chaos on the road.

I also wanted to thank you for the several emails I’ve received supporting the decisions that were made, and even though I would like to answer each one of them individually, I want all of you to know that I carefully read each one of them and take your suggestions and options seriously – after all, you are the reason we dedicate our company to producing sporting events.

In the end of the day, I’m thankful for having a safe race, for having the professional support of experienced staff and friends who have allowed you to cross the finish line (an improvised one as the storm had blown it away), and for seeing many of you do what you came there to do: to complete a triathlon race, no matter how adverse the circumstances were. You are all winners!
Remember to visit
www.miaminicetri.com for your official result times, for your event pictures by ASI Photo (coming soon), and to give us your feedback.
Thank you for making Miami Nice!

Sincerely,
Amaury Da Costa

 

So I will have more for you in the next day or so… and I have sooooooo much to tell!

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