Both athletes and spectators enjoyed our oatmeal toppings bar.

2010 Hagg Lake Triathlon and Duathlon

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What do you do after swimming a mile and biking 25 miles? Go for a 6.2 mile run, of course!

What do you do after swimming a mile and biking 25 miles? Go for a 6.2 mile run, of course!

On Saturday July 10th, a small team of dedicated oatmeal servers headed out at the crack of dawn to the 2010 Hagg Lake Triathlon and Duathlon to serve up bowls of steel cut oats to some hungry athletes. I was especially exciting because this was the first time that Bob’s Red Mill was at an event like this to see the rigors of competing in a triathlon up close and person.

You couldn’t ask for more beautiful summer weather, with hardly a breeze over the lake all day. We watched people of all ages, from their early twenties to their early eighties, compete in the different stages of swimming, biking and running. It was also amazing how many of these athletes knew all about the benefits of eating whole grains as a part of a competitive training regimen.

We hope some of our pictures inspire you to head out for a run, a bike ride, or a swim this weekend. Make sure you fuel up with a whole grain breakfast like the athletes that we spoke to!

The sun rises over the event.

The sun rises over the event.

Both athletes and spectators enjoyed our oatmeal toppings bar.

Both athletes and spectators enjoyed our oatmeal toppings bar.

Matt serves up some steel cut oats as the swimmers gather at the shore for the beginning of the Triathlon.

Matt serves up some steel cut oats as the swimmers gather at the shore for the beginning of the Triathlon.

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