The first place winner in the 70+ is Bob Bruce, a Senior Associate with WJE (Wiss, Janney Elstner Associates) at 2000 Powell St., close to the Emeryville Marina where he received his tie-dyed medal Saturday with a time of 56:46. “I think I have come to every one of these,” he said. “But this is the best medal!” The 2018 Shortest Triathlon Ever celebrated its tenth year Saturday, March 24 and was once again managed by On Your Mark Events in collaboration with the City of Emeryville.
“It was an invigorating swim,” commented Mayor John Bauters who only had a sleeveless wetsuit, “and if I had been tired before the swim, I was certainly awake afterwards!” Bauters is already planning ahead for next year’s Shortest Tri.
Winning first place overall for men was Marin Rodriquez #313, with 29:49 and first place overall all for women was Rhea Sanchez #314, with 34:22. “Emeryville Day on the Bay was a great success this year,” continued Mayor Bauters. “I am grateful to all the small businesses and community partners who worked with the steering committee and me to make this event possible. Roughly 500 people attended and we look to grow this event next year. I want to thank Vice Mayor Ally Medina and Council members Dianne Martinez, Scott Donahue and Christian Patz for the strong support of community events like Emeryville Day on the Bay. I am also proud that all of them participated in the World’s Shortest Triathlon with me!”
The end of the race dovetailed into the beginning of Emeryville Day on the Bay. And it was a beautiful day on the Bay. Fish Emeryville’s fishing boats were open for tours and rides as 510 Waterline introduced lots of guests to Stand Up Paddle boarding down on the docks in Emeryville Marina. There was great food from Public Market Emeryville including Hot Italian’s Pizza and Shiba Ramen’s Spicy Ramen. City Manager Carolyn Lehr was impressed with the crowd, “There is not one empty table!” She then proceeded to convince the band to invite The Mayor to showcase his Irish Step Dancing to a cheering crowd. Ivy Hill Entertainment kept belting their tunes luring many of the sailors down in the marina out to the party.The Periodic Table hosted the Beer Garden along with the Blue Water Foundation. Beer was donated by local brewers Altamont Beer Works, Gilman Brewing Co., Novel Brewing Co. and Triple Voodoo Brewing. The Watergate HOA manned the water stand for the race and the US Coast Guard Auxillary taught guests about how they certify life jackets. An important element for a doggie life jacket is to make sure it is insulated to protect against icy cold water.
Thank you to our Sponsors:
- City of Emeryville
- Emery Cove Yacht Harbor
- Emeryville Marina, a Safe Harbor Marina
- Emeryville on the Bay
- Emeryville Yacht Club
- Emeryville Public Market & Restaurants
- Fish Emeryville
- Oaks Card LCub
- Prop SF