Efren Escapes Alcatraz

ModestoView FitView Editor Efren Martinez successfully Escaped once again from Alcatraz! One word summed up this years winter Escape from Alacatraz Triathlon. “Freezing”

Efren told us “Did I have fun doing this years Escape? I guess the answer would be yes in a deranged freezing kind of way. LOL Emphasizing on the word “deranged” here. Smiles 😉 But perhaps that’s what it takes, “to be a little bit deranged” to be able to jump in the San Francisco Bay at 7:30AM when the water temps are 50 degrees & the air temps are hovering around 44 degrees. But, despite the rough seas and bad rainy elements as well as an injury I suffered a little over 2 weeks ago that required physical therapy, I hit a PR in yesterdays Triathlon as well as made the top 50. Hurray!”

Oh & if your wondering who won yesterday’s Escape Triathlon, one other then a 2012 Silver Medallist Olympian took the honors. This was a world class fitness event fellow ModestoView readers and it brings out the best Tri-athletes from all over the world. Congrats to Efren.

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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.