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Ironman Triathlon World Championship

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mark DeCotis, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. Mark  DeCotis

    Mark DeCotis New Member

    Maybe I'm a triathlon geek but did anyone else here devote a good part of Saturday watching the Web cast of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship?

    Mark DeCotis
  2. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    I like triathlons. But I was busy with college football and had no idea this was on TV.

    I might have watched a little of it, but not a lot.
  3. ballscribe

    ballscribe Active Member

    No, but your Florida boy, David Samson, president of your Florida Marlins, finished 225th out of the 226 who entered in his 35-39 age category. :)

    I'd make fun of the fact that there were eight guys over 70 who finished in a faster time than Samson did. Except for the fact that he indeed did finish, which is impressive all on its own.

    Rumour has it that he did cause the earthquake though. by his very presence
  4. Mark  DeCotis

    Mark DeCotis New Member

    Don't know Sansom but ANYONE who finishes an IM is a stud regardless of time.

  5. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Last year, I walked the run portion of it. It took me almost as long as it takes many people to do the whole triathlon.
  6. Mark  DeCotis

    Mark DeCotis New Member

    26.2 mles is no short walk!

  7. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    It certainly isn't. I can't fathom doing the swim and bike legs they have to do before it.
    I've done stories about people who have done the Ironman. They're some of my favorite stories.
    One guy told me that the magic marker that was used to write his bib number on the arm for the swim was permanently sunburned on.
  8. Mark  DeCotis

    Mark DeCotis New Member

    One of my sons-in -law is an Ironman as are several good frien ds.

    All I've done is a short sprint tri and a bunch of sprint duathlons.

  9. ServeItUp

    ServeItUp Active Member

    I watched some of it because I had a couple friends doing it. Someday I will toe the line in Kona.
  10. Mark  DeCotis

    Mark DeCotis New Member

    go for it!!!!

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