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The first wave of Olympic triathletes hit the water at 7 a.m. Saturday, July 23 as part of the Siesta Key Triathlon out at Siesta Key Public Beach

PHOTO GALLERY: Siesta Key Triathlon

Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 |

The first wave of Olympic triathletes hit the water at 7 a.m. Saturday, July 23 as part of the Siesta Key Triathlon out at Siesta Key Public Beach

Steve Torres gets marked with his race number, 305, by Nicole Chapman early Saturday morning prior to the Siesta Key Triathlon.

Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 |

Steve Torres gets marked with his race number, 305, by Nicole Chapman early Saturday morning prior to the Siesta Key Triathlon.

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Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 |

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Megan Stephens and John McGruder, father and daughter, both participated in the Siesta Key Triathlon Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach.

Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 |

Megan Stephens and John McGruder, father and daughter, both participated in the Siesta Key Triathlon Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach.

Thomas Barton was the first person to complete the swimming portion of the Siesta Key Triathlon Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach. Barton had about a three-minute lead over the rest of his competitors.

Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 |

Thomas Barton was the first person to complete the swimming portion of the Siesta Key Triathlon Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach. Barton had about a three-minute lead over the rest of his competitors.

Participants make their way to shore after completing the swimming portion of the race Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach.

Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 |

Participants make their way to shore after completing the swimming portion of the race Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach.

Tarin Forbes was one of the first women in her division to complete the swimming portion of the triathlon.

Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 |

Tarin Forbes was one of the first women in her division to complete the swimming portion of the triathlon.

Bree, 10, and Hailey, 8, hold their homemade sign while their younger sister, Allie, 5, Vazquez keeps a look out for their dad, Yamani, Saturday, July 23 during the Siesta Key Triathlon out at Siesta Key Public Beach.

Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 |

Bree, 10, and Hailey, 8, hold their homemade sign while their younger sister, Allie, 5, Vazquez keeps a look out for their dad, Yamani, Saturday, July 23 during the Siesta Key Triathlon out at Siesta Key Public Beach.

Participants quickly make the transition from swimming to biking during the Siesta Key Triathlon Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach.

Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 |

Participants quickly make the transition from swimming to biking during the Siesta Key Triathlon Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach.

Kerry Simmons rides her bike down Beach road during the Siesta Key Triathlon Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach.

Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 |

Kerry Simmons rides her bike down Beach road during the Siesta Key Triathlon Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach.

Roger Travis bikes down Beach road as part of his duathlon race. He placed first in his division and 9th overall.

Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 |

Roger Travis bikes down Beach road as part of his duathlon race. He placed first in his division and 9th overall.

A group of triathletes made their way through the busy roads of Siesta Key Village.

Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 |

A group of triathletes made their way through the busy roads of Siesta Key Village.

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Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 |

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Jeff Lessie, a duathlon participant, was the first person to cross the finish line out of all 600 people who participated.

Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 |

Jeff Lessie, a duathlon participant, was the first person to cross the finish line out of all 600 people who participated.

Whitney Lasseter shows off her medal with pride after coming in first for the females and 15th overall in the duathlon.

Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 |

Whitney Lasseter shows off her medal with pride after coming in first for the females and 15th overall in the duathlon.

Thomas Barton, 24, was the Male Overall winner of the Olympic Triathlon of the Siesta Key Triathlon Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach.

Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 |

Thomas Barton, 24, was the Male Overall winner of the Olympic Triathlon of the Siesta Key Triathlon Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach.

Marcus Dumas and John Blewis pose together after finishing the Siesta Key Triathlon Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach.

Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 |

Marcus Dumas and John Blewis pose together after finishing the Siesta Key Triathlon Saturday, July 23 out at Siesta Key Public Beach.

Mitch Irwin, 13, was one of the youngest competitors in the triathlon.

Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 |

Mitch Irwin, 13, was one of the youngest competitors in the triathlon.

Alex Taaffe, D. Blumetti and Colman Ryan

Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 |

Alex Taaffe, D. Blumetti and Colman Ryan

Lisa Brewer poses with her nephew, Cooper Schrock, 5, who ran the last few feet of the triathlon with Brewer.

Saturday, Jul. 23, 2011 |

Lisa Brewer poses with her nephew, Cooper Schrock, 5, who ran the last few feet of the triathlon with Brewer.

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