Pharmaceutical Product Development (a.k.a. PPD) sponsors an annual Ironman Triathlon and I love shooting this race. It’s hard to not get caught up in all of the passion and emotion exuding from these amazing athletes. Although I’m only using a small amount of energy compared to the participants, inside I’m quietly cheering them on with all my might. Here are a handful of my favorite images from the swim portion of the 2014 PPD Beach to Battleship Triathlon.