Sunday, October 12, 2008

IRONMAN FROM START TO FINISH

THE SWIM
The swim start for the age groupers: 7 a.m.



Our day started at 4:30 a.m. For the Athletes I'm sure it started much earlier. The sea wall was already crowded when we arrived at around 5 a.m.

THE BIKE



Ariel Henbest, the youngest female to compete in the event and a great athlete.


Seeing good friends having fun cheering on the competitors.

THE RUN


Harry on target for a great finish.

Pro triathlete Matt Lieto, from Bend, Oregon.

All sizes and abilities on the same playing field.

THE FINISH
The ultimate goal: THE FINISHLINE!!!


But for the fans, it's all about the swag — the free stuff they throw. Shirts, hats, noisemakers, watches. It's all good.

For the athlete's it's all about seeing family after a long, long day and realize a dream a lifetime in the making.

But, in the end, it's all about being with the one you love.

3 comments:

BreeWee said...

oh my gosh, you and Karen make me get all mushy... you guys are such a "chick flick", gosh I admire that...

ANYWAYS... what a fun day, we will be out there next year Randy... Have fun recovering from all that cheering!

debbie said...

Great pictures. good perspective on the whole day. You guys look marvelous!!

Marilyn and Robert said...

felt like I was there with you . I always love your pictures So next year maybe I can take your friend breewees place cheering you guys on lol well thats my goal so. So take care and train hard cause I wanna see you guys UP FRONT.....

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