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The water is fine

John Clanton Modified: April 18, 2013 at 12:24 pm •  Published: August 22, 2010
603 during the IronKids Oklahoma City Triathlon at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City on Sunday, August 22,  2010. Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman
603 during the IronKids Oklahoma City Triathlon at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City on Sunday, August 22, 2010. Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman

I was cold when I woke up on Sunday morning. The night before, I’d convinced myself to wear swim trunks to work so I could stand in Lake Hefner and get pictures of the IronKids Triathlon in Oklahoma City. When the alarm went of at 6:15 AM, I started trying to talk myself out of it, ‘I could just use a 300mm and stand on the shore.’ Once I got in the lake though, I was glad I wore shorts and crocs. After so many days of triple-degree heat and no rain, the water was fairly warm, even before 7 AM. If you haven’t lately, take a look at the gallery for more images from the event.

Matthew McDonald swims in Lake Hefner during the IronKids Oklahoma City Triathlon at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City on Sunday, August 22,  2010. Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman
Matthew McDonald swims in Lake Hefner during the IronKids Oklahoma City Triathlon at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City on Sunday, August 22, 2010. Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman

-John Clanton