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2014-05-08 12:50 PM
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I'm right there with you. Never had such a hard day. Makes me feel even more Bad a$$ for finishing it


2014-05-08 1:25 PM
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I'm right there with you. Never had such a hard day. Makes me feel even more Bad a$$ for finishing it


It was brutal this course has chewed me up and spit me out the last 2 years. The heat just made things 100 times worse I started to overheat 40 miles into the bike.

I am looking at doing Boise now in 4 weeks as I just need a change of venue something a little easier.
2014-05-08 1:59 PM
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Yeah, it kills me when the news reports about the race say things like "perfect weather in St. George 70.3". Well, not quite, the pros had perfect weather but we lowly age groupers suffered! The top of my head was on fire by mile 5 of the run. I thought I was going to get heat stroke. However, I was able to best my time from last year so I was very happy with the race. I will be back next year. Glutton for punishment like that...
2014-05-08 5:48 PM
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That is the toughest race I have ever done. I did CDA last year and that full was easier than this half. I have done Buff Springs 3 times, they say it is tough...St. George is so much tougher. I was all good until snow canyon...Killed me for the run...They say St. George is the second toughest race there is, I believe it....What is the number 1 toughest by the way??? Love the town and the people!!
2014-05-08 8:00 PM
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It was definitely a challenging race, but it was so amazing!  The views were gorgeous and it was so rewarding to cross the finish line.  Granted I don't have a lot of races under my belt, but this was definitely my favorite so far.  I won't be signing up for it next year, but I could easily be talked into doing it again in the future.

2014-05-09 12:30 PM
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That is the toughest race I have ever done. I did CDA last year and that full was easier than this half. I have done Buff Springs 3 times, they say it is tough...St. George is so much tougher. I was all good until snow canyon...Killed me for the run...They say St. George is the second toughest race there is, I believe it....What is the number 1 toughest by the way??? Love the town and the people!!


I've tried to figure out which is the toughest. I think Silverman would have to be up there its a lot like STG its in Vegas first of October so hot hot hot, very hilly bike not sure on the run. I am glad you said that about CDA I had really been having second doubts about doing a full after STG has spit me out the last 2 years.

I did see an article on the 6 easiest 70.3 yesterday Boise, Oceanside, New Orleans, Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico. I am thinking of doing Boise in 4 weeks to see where I am and to get some redemption.


2014-05-09 7:33 PM
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Toughest by reputation:
Half - savageman. However, I think Silverman and lead man halfs are super tough.
Full - Norseman

Great day had some issues that morning but I beat my goal of a 4 hour bike leg. This is for sure the best venue in the country for a race!
2014-05-09 7:42 PM
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I heard from several people on the course that they have done fulls and StG was harder than IMTX, IMCDA, or IMFL. Makes me feel good as well as in one week I will be signing up for IMTX. Tough day, I will come back, though with IMTX being on the list for next year, I will have to settle my score with the StG bike course another year. I do agree, great town, great place and course for a race.
2014-05-13 1:21 PM
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Toughest by reputation:
Half - savageman. However, I think Silverman and lead man halfs are super tough.
Full - Norseman

Great day had some issues that morning but I beat my goal of a 4 hour bike leg. This is for sure the best venue in the country for a race!



I just looked up Savageman that bike looks brutal that 2000 foot climb at mile 20 looks like a killer. Not to mention the whole bike has 6700 feet of elevation gain versus STG's 4000.

Where did STG rank against Norseman when it was a full?
2014-09-16 9:56 AM
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Do we resurrect this thread for 2015 or start a new thread.

I'm signed up for 2015 this will be my 3rd time doing it.
2014-09-16 2:11 PM
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2015 will be my 3rd time as well. Love this race.


2014-09-17 3:01 PM
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This will be my first time doing this course or a HIM for that matter. Looks like I have lots of hill training to do. Promise to read all the other comments before I start asking questions
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