This week we caught up with Liam Flanagan, who participated in the New England Kid’s Triathlon on July 16th.
Liam on preparing for the big day:
I prepared for the swim at UMASS Boston with the help of Adaptive Sports NE and also practiced in my pool at home. For the bike, I borrowed one from Northeast Passage while my new adaptive cycle was ordered. I biked on Cape Cod with Spaulding Adaptive Sports and in Plymouth with my family. I did’t really prepare for the run much but I did go to a track in Plymouth with my brother, Colin, to see if I could do that distance.
What did you have for breakfast?
Bacon, egg and cheese on a croissant and orange juice
Toughest part of the race?
It was all pretty tricky, but I think it was the run maybe.
Favorite part of the race?
I liked the swim and the bike but my favorite part was at the end coming through the Patriots blow up helmet.
Did you have support during the race?
Yes! A really nice guy named Davis Roast helped me. He is a strength and conditioning consultant for the U.S Paralympics and currently works at Journey Forward in Canton, MA. He deserves big props. He was super helpful and nice!
How did you feel after the race?
I felt really proud and happy that I did it and that I finished.
Do you think you’ll do another one?
Maybe but it’s too soon to tell.
Check out these pictures of Liam from the tri!