MIT Triathlon hosts annual Iron Nerd race
The triathlon club had an impressive turn out at their annual Iron Nerd race. The team holds the race each year to help promote a healthy and active lifestyle at MIT. The race also serves as a recruiting event for the MIT team. Seventy-seven undergraduates, graduates, and MIT affiliates registered for the race this year.
The course included a 200-yard swim in the Z-Center, followed by a five-mile bike ride around the MIT campus, and finished with a 1.5-mile run along dorm row. Melissa E. Skan ’15 won the undergraduate women category at 29:59. Kristoffer M. Frey ’15 was the male undergraduate leader, completing the course in an impressive 25:17. Antonio Tugores-Garcia G dominated the male graduate student category with a time of 23:32 while Alexandra Lai Ching Andrews G placed first among graduate women. Students who started their triathlon careers with the Iron Nerd have gone on to become great athletes who race Olympic-distance events.
—Shelley Ackerman, Sports Editor