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SJ.com's own Ironman

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Cadet, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Tomorrow one of our own, ServeItUp, will be competing in the Coeur d'Alene Ironman.

    The course is a 2.4-mile open water swim, a 112-mile bike ride followed by a full marathon, a 26.2-mile run.

    Needless to say, he's been in training for months. To keep from outing ServeItUp I won't divulge his bib number, but I will post updates from the live coverage website.

    Who wants to be the first to buy him a post-race Guinness?
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I think he's certifiably insane, as are all who compete in Ironmans, but I'll buy the Guinness.

    Good luck, Serve!
  3. Hustle

    Hustle Guest

    Best of luck to Serve, doing something I could never dream of doing - not even before I got fat (OK, fatter).
  4. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    I think Serve It Up should get free SportsJournalists.com subscriber service for life.

    Mighty impressive.
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I thought for sure this would be about Sportschick. :D :D :D
  6. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Why? When I have done anything remotely athletic?
  7. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    You were a softball catcher ... before your knee went all Shea Ralph on you.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Hey Serve, just pretend your old EE is chasing your booty and you'll win by a mile!
  9. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I mean recently, duh!
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    SportsJournalists.com own Ironman? C'mon!!!! :D
  11. Idaho

    Idaho Active Member

    Serve and I have broken bread, swapped emails in the past and talked tri.

    In the spirit of not outing him, I'll just say he did admirably in the swim portion of the event and is well into the bike ride with only about 6-7 hours worth of riding and running left before he collapses onto a massage table.

    My training buddie is doing this race, too, and was No. 641 out of the water.
  12. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    I have a lot of respect for anybody who would even try an Ironman. I've run a bunch of marathons, but I can't imagine swimming that far and cycling that far and then ... running a marathon.
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