rep. adam Schiff completes inaugural D.C. Triathlon


Rep. Adam SchiffAdam SchiffLawmakers praise defense bill's National Guard bonus fix Pelosi fends off challenge to leadership Sunday show questions swirl over optics, strategy of Trump picks MORE (D-Calif.) took part in a very different kind of race this weekend than you’d typically figure a politician would: He competed in the inaugural D.C. Triathlon. 

The lawmaker, who turns 50 on Tuesday, completed a half-mile swim, 12-mile ride and four-mile run all in less than two hours, placing 535th out of a field of 1,136 total contenders. 

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Schiff had been training for the competition since February, and all the hard work apparently paid off. “The triathlon was a blast — I really enjoyed it,” he said. 

The former high-school swimmer particularly reveled in the aquatic leg of the race. “The swim ... was organized chaos, with people swimming over me and me swimming over them! I didn’t break any records, but I’d hoped to finish in less than two hours, and it went a lot quicker than I thought — 1 hour, 46 minutes. It’s a very cool sport!”