Beach Blast I: To the First Buoy, and Beyond!

By Rob McNeely The semi-annual Beach Blast Triathlon is known for its quirkiness.  Set in Mexico Beach and with the Spring version held on Saturday, April 27, the triathlon offers a “short” course and an “intermediate” course.  Those distances are not to be confused with the more traditional “Sprint” and “Olympic” distances.  The “short” triathlon