Last weekend, I tried my hand at an Olympic distance, non draft race down in Knoxville, TN. REV 3 Knoxville has been a very competitive race the last couple of years, and I was eager to get to race a REV 3 event. I had only heard positive things about the race company, and I can add that I had a great experience at the race (before and after) despite the cold temps (I hate cold, 58 degree water), and rain. They did a great job to make everybody have a world class experience.
I got into Knoxville a few days before the race and the race site was right below my hotel, which is such a great convenience. I met up with some of the REV 3 staff, and thanked them for having me race their pro race. The day before the race, I tested out the water and it was undeniably cold. Yes, my body warmed up well in my XTERRA wetsuit, but my head was frozen. It would prove to be difficult conditions for the race.
One example of how REV 3 is pushing the sport forward is this PRO transition area.