On Disaster

: In seven years of organizing triathlons there has been only one thing, one entity, that has caused me to seriously consider a different line of work: the New York State Department of Transportation.

On Technology

: I was educated as a computer science engineer. I spent long nights searching for misplaced semicolons and fussing over finicky EPROMs. Thank the Good Lord I am now a race director.

On Beauty

: The finish is the focal point of any triathlon. Typically blow-up arches are employed, accompanied by the ever-present drone of gas generators. For an event intent on embracing environmental ...

On Design

: Jeff Henderson, RD of the Musselman Tri, authored an insightful newbie race director's diary in 2003. He begins a new set of installments: A chronicle of what he's learned in the intervening 7 years.