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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A tri-athlete begins the second leg of a triathlon outside the base pool here Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. After completing the 400 meter swim, competitors don their biking attire for the 20 kilometer bike route.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A tri-athlete begins the second leg of a triathlon outside the base pool here Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. After completing the 400 meter swim, competitors don their biking attire for the 20 kilometer bike route. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Full bike racks line the parking lot outside the base pool during the swimming portion of the base’s annual triathlon here Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. The triathlon, hosted by the base fitness center, is a friendly competition open to both civilian and military personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Full bike racks line the parking lot outside the base pool during the swimming portion of the base’s annual triathlon here Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. The triathlon, hosted by the base fitness center, is a friendly competition open to both civilian and military personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – And they’re off! Participants began a 400 meter swim which kicked off the annual base triathlon at the pool here Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. The triathlon consisted of a 400 meter swim, 20 kilometer bike ride and a five kilometer run. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – And they’re off! Participants began a 400 meter swim which kicked off the annual base triathlon at the pool here Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. The triathlon consisted of a 400 meter swim, 20 kilometer bike ride and a five kilometer run. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Chasing the competition, a participant paces himself during the 20 kilometer bike ride during the annual base triathlon here Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. The Triathlon is an annual event that consisted of three consecutive events: 400 meter swim, 20 kilometer bike ride and a five kilometer run. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Chasing the competition, a participant paces himself during the 20 kilometer bike ride during the annual base triathlon here Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. The Triathlon is an annual event that consisted of three consecutive events: 400 meter swim, 20 kilometer bike ride and a five kilometer run. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Maj. Zach Owen, of the 14th Air Force, begins the last leg of the base’s annual triathlon here Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. Mr. Owen took first place with a time of 1 hour and 46 seconds in the men’s 30-39 age group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Maj. Zach Owen, of the 14th Air Force, begins the last leg of the base’s annual triathlon here Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. Mr. Owen took first place with a time of 1 hour and 46 seconds in the men’s 30-39 age group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –Marissa Halbeisen, of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, sprints for the finish line during the base’s annual triathlon here Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. Ms. Halbeisen won the heat for her age group with a time of 1 hour, 14 minutes, 14 seconds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –Marissa Halbeisen, of the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron, sprints for the finish line during the base’s annual triathlon here Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. Ms. Halbeisen won the heat for her age group with a time of 1 hour, 14 minutes, 14 seconds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Capt. Crescent Seibert, 30th Medical Group, finishes the five kilometer run with a smile on her face at the annual base triathlon here Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. Ms. Seibert’s team came in fourth place overall with a time of 1 hour, 18 minutes, 9 seconds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Capt. Crescent Seibert, 30th Medical Group, finishes the five kilometer run with a smile on her face at the annual base triathlon here Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. Ms. Seibert’s team came in fourth place overall with a time of 1 hour, 18 minutes, 9 seconds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Running for the home stretch, Col. Mike Wasson, of the 614th Air and Space Operation Center, takes first place in his group during the annual base triathlon here Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. Colonel Wasson took home first place after completing a 400 meter swim, 20 kilometer bike ride and a five kilometer run with a time of 1 hour, 8 minutes, 35 seconds.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Running for the home stretch, Col. Mike Wasson, of the 614th Air and Space Operation Center, takes first place in his group during the annual base triathlon here Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. Colonel Wasson took home first place after completing a 400 meter swim, 20 kilometer bike ride and a five kilometer run with a time of 1 hour, 8 minutes, 35 seconds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Smiling in triumph, Wayne Davis, of the 2nd Range Operations Squadron, finishes the annual base triathlon here Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. Mr. Davis wins the heat for his age group with a time of 1 hour and 45 minutes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Smiling in triumph, Wayne Davis, of the 2nd Range Operations Squadron, finishes the annual base triathlon here Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. Mr. Davis wins the heat for his age group with a time of 1 hour and 45 minutes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lael Huss)