It was a wedding of withouts. Without showers, without a tux, without a dress and without a chapel, Matt White, wearing a black track suit, and Lea Ann Wittrock, also in athletic garb, were married Sunday just moments after competing in the Reston Triathlon.
Each finished the one-mile swim, the 22-mile bike ride and the 6-mile run before meeting under a white trellis in the end zone of the football field at South Lakes High School, where the triathlon ended.
For Wittrock, 38, the day was extra-special: she crossed the finish line a good distance ahead of White.
“We’re about 50-50 beating each other,” said White, 45, a few days before the big day.
He also said they decided to get married right after completing the triathlon because the events are such a big part of their lives. “It just seemed like a fun way to do it,” said White, who added it was the second marriage for both.
“Our first date was a bike ride,” admitted White.
About 50 friends and family attended the event, distinguished by bright neon t-shirts.
After the 20-minute nuptials, the couple cleaned up, changed clothes and headed over to the Westwood Country Club in Vienna where they were met by even more family and friends for the reception.