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| p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Ironman Texas, this was son Rob's first Ironman Tri |
Wow Geo that's one heck of a story. It's good to know that the guy has been released and will be OK. Good to know you were a catcher too, my future daughter-in-law was happy to be a catcher for our son, and for quite a few others, and she's an Olympic distance triathlete too. That's good work to do. She said in the three hours she worked that she had 12 finishers throw up on her! UGH! It's amazing how they can get to the finish, and then inside of one minute fall to pieces. Personally I saw half a dozen people blowing after the finish, and so I'm glad I wasn't a photog on this event, whew. I hope you're feeling better too. We didn't last to midnight because our son was almost lights out at 11pm and had to head back for bed. After having seen the Hawaii Ironman broadcast dozens of times, I can only imagine how amazing that is in person. I've seen that race in person once until almost sunset, and that was the hottest race I've ever seen, Saturday was a close 2nd.
The bike times were down a bit this year due to the heat and also the wind on the bike course, and of course the conditions of 94 sunny degrees and 70% humidity. Run times suffered for similar reasons, except the wind was almost non existent near the water and finish line. I drank 8 bottles of water, 4 20+ oz iced tea, a few glasses of water, and didn't really have to use the bathroom until 9pm.
The group sitting on the water side were the JCS club, so if you know any of them they've been tagged on FB already. BTW, I wasn't on a boat, I was on the waters edge of the finish, where I got my calves cut up pretty good due to the scrub brush, I'm not used to that kind of stuff here in the midwest.