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Oct 16, 2019

If you’re a part of the triathlon community, chances are you’ve heard of the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon! However, when others hear the words escape and Alcatraz, the image of the federal prison sitting on “the rock” in San Francisco Bay comes to mind.

The Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary once housed some of the most dangerous criminals in its extremely well-protected prison, and what shocked many was the number of men that attempted to escape. These prisoners had to not only escape, but then attempt to swim to land. Crazy? We thought so. What if we told you that every year over 8,000 men and women throw their names in the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon hat, hoping to be chosen to participate? 

We present, Could You Handle the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon? The Peek: A Behind-the-Scenes Podcast by AfterShokz, where we take you behind the curtain to get the inside scoop on some of the most premier endurance events.

In this second installment of The Peek, we’re exploring what it takes to produce an event that not only has a famously intense swim but is followed by unforgiving climbs on the bike, topped off with a brutal run to the finish line. In this episode, you’ll hear stories from Andy Potts, 6-time winner of Escape from Alcatraz, along with Race Director Bill Burke, and his tale of the legendary swim cancellation. 

Whether you’re a swimmer, cyclist, or runner (or all three!) - we know you will love listening to the inspirational and intense story of putting on the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. 

We hope you enjoy Episode 2 of The Peek!

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