Maria is very competitive and she was quite nervous before the race. Stefan, on the other hand, doesn't care that much about his finish time. He's the one who enjoys the race, smiling and waiving at the spectators.
Just before the race we were announced that the swimming is cancelled due to some problems with the pool. My kids are pretty good at cycling and running, but they are not good at swimming, just like their parents. So, this was actually a good news for them, especially for Maria who was kinda scared of the swim.