This is the start to the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon. It starts with a 1.5 mile swim from a ferry near Alcatraz Island to the beach, a 1 mile run to the T1, a 15 mile ride through the hills of San Francisco, and an 8 mile run that goes across the beach and up a sand staircase that has upwards of 400 stairs. Needless to say, I want to do this some day. It's really hard to get in though. Talk about going back home the hard way!