Saturday, March 31, 2007

Port Mac Ironman Triathlon

The Ironman triathlon is my absolute favourite race to watch. Yes it's a bloody long day - starts at about 6:30am and the last person crosses the line about 10pm, and everyone, including the professionals, wait for the last competitor to cross the line.

It's awesome because they have live streaming over the internet, so we have that running on the tv, and while it's nowhere near as good as being there, it's great to be able to watch! The live coverage is very impressive as well, great commentary and the footage is pretty high quality.

There's a bunch of my old tri buddies racing including Stuart Bardsley, who races as pro, and looks as though he's 7th pro at the moment, and he should be almost done by now. If he finishes 7th it will be his highest placed finish, so I'm still cheering!!!!

His partner Jennifer is also racing in the 25-29 age group, and looks as though she's holding down third place in her category which is AWESOME, as this is her first ever full ironman, and she's kicking ass!

The gorgeous Zoe is racing as well in her first ironman and also doing fantastic from what I can tell, and seems to be looking really strong - go Zoe!!!

This truly is an amazing race to be at, the atmosphere is like nothing else, there's people from all walks of life of all ages, and its the sort of race that consumes your life with the training for a very long time, and the emotion at the finish line runs at an all time high.

Anyway, back to the race.... :)

1 comment:

Ewen said...

I have it on at the moment - good viewing. 7.45pm over here, so a long day for some of them. Miners finished in 12.47. Lots of updates on CoolRunning :)