The Tuckerman Inferno Pentathlon is a race that covers many miles through the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Participants can compete in individual legs as part of a larger team or show off prowess in various disciplines and compete as an individual. A few friends and I competed in the race as a team: I did the 8.3 mile running leg before my teammates took over for the kayak, bike, hike and ski legs. When I looked at the results, I saw that the winning individual did the running leg 4 minutes faster than I did my running leg. He then went on to finish the race in 3 hours, 53 minutes, 41 seconds, beating our team by about 30 minutes. That man is Andrew Drummond.
It can be really intimidating seeing Mt. Washington and you're kayaking on the Saco. You think, "I need to get all the way up there!"
Team Into Thick Air, from left: Russell Wilcox, (Roommate) Max Littlefield, Mike (Frothy) Frothingham, Hannah Van Wetter, Ben Schenck
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