Memphis in May Sprint Triathlon
May 21, 2011, Tunica, Miss.
Ramblin’ Rose Women’s Triathlon Tour
May 15, 2011, Nashville, Tenn.
USAT National Olympic Triathlon
Sept. 24, 2010, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Russ Shemberger getting ready to start the big day!
Russ warming up before the swim leg of USAT Nationals
The beginning of 24.9 miles!
Russ running down the chute for the finish! Way to go, Russ!
Music City Triathlon (sprint and Olympic distance)
July 25, 2010, Nashville, Tenn.
Russ Shemberger at the start of the .9-mile swim
Russ entering T1
Russ beginning the bike leg
Russ at the beginning of a 10K run over a bridge with a long incline
Coming in strongly for the finish
Live United Duathlon
June 12, 2010, Murray, Ky.
Barbara Kough runs to the finish in the individual division.
Marica Smith after finishing in the team division
Melony comes in for the finish in the team division, with her wonderful husband as her partner taking on the 20-mile bike
Jess comes in for the finish, with Brock cheering and celebrating. They won the team division.
Ironman Kansas 70.3
June 6, 2010, Lawrence, Kan.
Brock is congratulated by one of his heros, Chrissie Wellington.
Russ, the 70.3 finisher
Although he appears silly, Russ really isn't happy about starting the half-marathon leg.
Brock starts the 56-mile bike ride
Russ giving the thumbs up that he's ready
Russ beginning the long bike leg
The Legacy Run
June 5, 2010, Lawrence, Kan.
Mel and Jess before the start of The Legacy Run
Jess kicks it to finish
Melony coming in for the finish.
Revolution 3 Series Triathlon
May 9, 2010, Knoxville, Tenn.
Brock Watkins and Russ Shemberger laugh before the start of their swim wave.
Russ wastes no time in shedding the wetsuit before hitting the transition area.
Russ begins the 24.8-mile bike.
Brock out of the swim and on his way to the transition area
Brock mounts on the bike
Notice the space of the transition area for the pro triathletes.
Brock begins the 10K leg of the tri.
Notice the Jumbotron screen; Russ just crossed the finish line!
Brock coming in for the finish
Brock and Russ -- Rev3 finishers
The triathletes all received the pro treatment.
Russ' transition spot
Steamboat Classic Triathlon
April 25, 2010, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Russ Shemberger being goofy before the swim leg
Brock leaving transition
Russ begins 5-mile run
Barry Knight coming in for second-place finish
Amy Ferguson beginning the 5-mile run, trailing behind Russ Shemberger
Russ thanks God for a wonderful finish
Amy finishes strong in the 5-mile portion of the triathlon relay team
Brock comes in for the finish
Kentucky Derby Festival MiniMarathon and Marathon
April 24, 2010, Louisville, Ky.
Jay Pitman and Melony Shemberger before the 26.2-mile trek
The funny thing is that Melony had no idea Jessica and the crew were behind her -- and they didn't know she was there neither!
Mel nearing the turn-off point to continue the marathon
Mel finishing her first marathon
Although injured, Jay finishes the marathon.
Sedalia Day 5K
April 24, 2010, Sedalia, Ky.
Murray-Calloway County Hospital Centennial 5K run/walk & 10K run
April 10, 2010, Murray, Ky.
Fred Miller after accepting his medal for age group win
Russ Shemberger wins his age group
Brian McClain places in his age group
Jeff & Laura Reeves
Friends and good conversation after the run
The Running Couple: Russ & Mel
Enjoying friends after a good run
Tater Trot 5K
April 3, 2010, Benton, Ky.
Fred Miller places in age division
Dr. Scott Winkler wins age division
And they're off!
Natchez Trace Duathlon
March 21, 2010, Natchez Trace State Park, Wildersville, Tenn.
Most likely, Brock is smiling because he sees the finish line!
Russ runs confidently toward the finish chute following a muddy 5K run, part of it on a trail.
Mounted on his bike, Russ takes off for the treacherous bike portion of the race.
After running 1.25 miles, Brock catches his breath as he starts the big leg.
Run for the Pancakes 5K Run/Walk
March 20, 2010, Marshall County Hospital, Benton, Ky.
Run for the Pancakes 5K photos courtesy of Marshall County Hospital, Benton, Ky.
Brian Harrison accepts his age-group award.
Matt Wezner accepting first place in the 40-44 age group from race director Marcia Smith.
Brian Harrison and Bryan Cutsinger cheesin' and eatin'.
Runners and walkers grabbing sausage and pancakes following the race.
Brock and Jess Watkins hamming up before eating.
Brock Watkins chowing down after placing third in his age group.
BOB’S GYM ONE-HOUR INDOOR TRIATHLON
Feb. 27, 2010, Evansville, Ind.
Team Kentucky ready to compete!
Team Kentucky getting ready to start the one-hour race.
I found quarters!
Russ and Melony during the swim.
Bill on the cycling machine
With a look like that, it's best to get out of Russ' way.
The king of running on the last leg of the tri.
The other king of running
REC YOUR BODY INDOOR TRIATHLON
Feb. 20, 2010, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Waiting for the prerace meeting before the first wave.
Melony making sure cap and goggles are on well.
Bill Elder updating his Facebook page while waiting for tri to start.
Russ getting ready for the swim leg.
I don't know why I was smiling. Spinning with no resistance was pure torture!
Bill actually is warming up before the swim leg, but some of us thought he was searching for quarters at the bottom of the pool.