This morning there was a shark attack off the coast of Solana Beach. Fatal attacks in Southern California are very, very rare. The last confirmed one in San Diego county was in the 1950's. Any attack is such an incredibly, incredibly sad thing.
The man was training for a triathlon. Solana Beach is a strip of the shoreline where I train frequently. As soon as I heard, I did what most endurance athletes in Southern California did - I checked to see if I knew him. In a way, we all did know him. We knew his love for training and for competing. We knew his drive to find his personal best.
Race on brother.