I'm SO in! I just heard about this, and it sounds great to me! Another Olympic in a great venue - right in my backyard! They don't mention the sea nettles that will be our swim buddies, though. And I sure hope they don't route the bike course over the cobblestones in the old part of town!
"The inaugural running of the Annapolis Capital Triathlon will take place on September 9, 2007. Presented by the Annapolis Triathlon Club with race management by the Columbia Triathlon Association, this Olympic distance race will introduce participants to the charms and history of the Capital City of Maryland, also known as the "Sailing Capital of the World". Home to the United States Naval Academy, framed by two great tidal rivers (The Severn River and South River) and situated along the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis is an ideal spot for a triathlon."
"Swimmers will negotiate the picturesque waters of the Severn River, as they navigate the 1.5K swim. The 40K bike route will take participants through historic Annapolis, past the oldest, functioning state capital building in the country and through the neighborhoods and rolling farm lands of Anne Arundel County. The 10K run course incorporates stretches of the nationally renowned Annapolis Ten Miler course that is both challenging and beautiful. Participants will run through city streets lined with cobble stone sidewalks and historic homes, and beneath the Naval Academy Chapel dome, before finishing in the heart of town."