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2008-11-01 8:06 AM

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No online athlete tracking, but I wanted to update everyone, Bob (rstocks) was out of the water in a blazing 48 or so minuites, there was a very nice current running so the first swimmer was out in 40 minuites!!  I'm not sure that be able update on the bike course but for now he is flying pretty far to the front of the pack.  PDWonderboy (my husband) was out in 1:10.  It't a cold morning & the water was chilly but it is supposed to be sunny and mid to low 70's - perfect racing weather!!! 



2008-11-01 8:08 AM
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48min?! That's amazing, go Bob!
2008-11-01 8:15 AM
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He is a crazy fish ...... he's going to be halfway done with the bike at Eagleman before I even get out of the water ..... and his wave starts AFTER mine!
2008-11-01 8:41 AM
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Any news on Wade (Nuthouse)?
2008-11-01 10:28 AM
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48 minutes on the swim, Bob has gills!!!  Go Bob!
2008-11-01 1:25 PM
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I think Jim  [run4yrlif]??    was doing this also,, I wonder what his swim time was...

 

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2008-11-01 1:58 PM
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Gaarryy - 2008-11-01 2:25 PM

I think Jim  [run4yrlif]??    was doing this also,, I wonder what his swim time was...

 

edit to find Jim's screen name

I'm sure right around Bob's, if not faster. If Bob is a fish, then Jim is the fish that Bob is chasing.

2008-11-01 2:45 PM
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Gaarryy - 2008-11-01 2:25 PM

I think Jim  [run4yrlif]??    was doing this also,, I wonder what his swim time was...

 

edit to find Jim's screen name

I'm sure right around Bob's, if not faster. If Bob is a fish, then Jim is the fish that Bob is chasing.

I think that was Bob's plan

2008-11-01 3:04 PM
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Go guys...

Someone at IMFL wore flippers on the swim and was DQed...unbelieveable hugh?

2008-11-01 4:58 PM
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We need updates!!!!!
2008-11-01 6:22 PM
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I'm just back from doing the half..Conditions, in a word, are perfect. No wind/cool-to-warmish temps/mostly scenic bike and run courses, and a screaming fast swim course. First guy out of the water was sub-40. Actually, the whole course is fast.

I was not able to connect with any of our BT'ers today, so have no idea where everyone stands, but I can say the weather was totally cooperative.

Probably a great day for our homies.


2008-11-01 7:08 PM
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alltom1 - 2008-11-01 4:22 PM I'm just back from doing the half..Conditions, in a word, are perfect. No wind/cool-to-warmish temps/mostly scenic bike and run courses, and a screaming fast swim course. First guy out of the water was sub-40. Actually, the whole course is fast. I was not able to connect with any of our BT'ers today, so have no idea where everyone stands, but I can say the weather was totally cooperative. Probably a great day for our homies.

Second in your AG???  WAY TO GO!!!!!

2008-11-01 9:06 PM
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Wade passed me where I was working at mile 111 close to 4PM or so.  He was looking good.  Alice took out FIRST masters female with a 5:36:XX for the HIM.  

The weather was amazing today.  Cool (ok, well, cold) this morning, but great as soon as the sun came up.  No clouds to be seen.  No wind to be felt.   

 

2008-11-02 3:12 AM
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Well, 11:20 and with the training I have been doing I'll take it!! The swim was crazy fast, I was 3rd out of the water at 45:59 on my watch. I couldn't find Jim's feet, I heard the first guy was 4 min ahead and I assumed that was probably Jim. Although 46 min sounds fast you could have don 1:00 treading water out there the current was so fast.

I didn't recognize anyone on the course. I think I may have seen Wade out there but I wasn't sure. The day was perfect aside from the freezing water and 42 degree air temp for the swim.

Congrats to everyone that finished and competed!!

2008-11-02 3:21 AM
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I went browsing for results but they're not up yet. There's no reason why it can't be up!!

I did find this:

"3) Is it true that this swim will be WITH the current?
Yes. The swim is set so that the tide will be incoming. Thus, we expect some extraordinarily fast swim times."

2008-11-02 9:05 AM
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3) Will this event have live tracking of athletes for family members to view status on-line?
No. This service is costly and this event will not have this ability in 2008. We are looking into this service for future years and will work to find innovative ways to keep family members at the finish line area updated on as many athletes as possible.

From the event website.  Rats.   A busy Sunday for the IRON Distance.



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2008-11-02 3:27 PM
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2008-11-02 3:35 PM
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alltom1 - 2008-11-01 7:22 PM

I'm just back from doing the half..Conditions, in a word, are perfect. No wind/cool-to-warmish temps/mostly scenic bike and run courses, and a screaming fast swim course. First guy out of the water was sub-40. Actually, the whole course is fast.

I was not able to connect with any of our BT'ers today, so have no idea where everyone stands, but I can say the weather was totally cooperative.

Probably a great day for our homies.


I was there...volunteering...hmm...too bad I couldn't have met some of the BT'ers. I was at the packet pick up on Friday evening and body marking in the morning! Glad you had a great race! Congrats. How'd you like Wilmington??
2008-11-02 4:33 PM
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Look like Jim Christian - run4yrlife - went 10:21..Fast!
2008-11-02 4:35 PM
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alltom1 - 2008-11-01 7:22 PM

I'm just back from doing the half..Conditions, in a word, are perfect. No wind/cool-to-warmish temps/mostly scenic bike and run courses, and a screaming fast swim course. First guy out of the water was sub-40. Actually, the whole course is fast.

I was not able to connect with any of our BT'ers today, so have no idea where everyone stands, but I can say the weather was totally cooperative.

Probably a great day for our homies.


I was there...volunteering...hmm...too bad I couldn't have met some of the BT'ers. I was at the packet pick up on Friday evening and body marking in the morning! Glad you had a great race! Congrats. How'd you like Wilmington??


So, my mom-in-law lives in Wilmington; we are frequent visitors. I can usually be found at Barbary Coast when we're there. Without wind, it's darn near perfect race site!
2008-11-02 7:39 PM
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Just got back from Wilmington...what a great weekend! Yeah...I went 10:21...46:37 swim, 5:33 bike and 3:48 run. Bob beat me out of the water, but I left transition before he did. He passed me out on the bike and we road together for a while before I dropped my chain. A few minutes later, I passed him--he was on the side of the road dealing with a flat.

I'll post more later, but it was a beautiful course and a nearly flawless event, which is saying a lot for a first year race that was by all accounts a logistical nightmare.

Thanks, Wilmington!



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