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My Brother is an Ironman

August 30, 2011

My brother is an IRONMAN.

For those of you unfamiliar with what exactly that means, an Ironman Triathlon competition consists of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike, and a 26.2 marathon distance run; all to be completed in the allotted 17 hour time limit. Yes, it’s that insane.

I was quite the proud sister as the event was going on. I live-tweeted the entire time. How could you not? Thanks to all of those who cheered him!

{Transition Area — about to bike}

It was absolutely incredible to watch. I’m not a very emotional person, but each time I’d see my brother zip by on the bike, or run in the marathon I would tear up because it was such an awesome experience to witness. I had the lucky fortune to run with him at mile 13 to see how he was doing, and then again at mile 23; probably one of the highlights of my lifetime so far.

{Beginning of the marathon}

{He did it!}

Keep pushing yourself to the limit, and craving what you love –

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 30, 2011 10:48 am

    Congratulations David and thanks for sharing Maddie. Can’t wait to see you journal your road to becoming an Ironman Triathlete now.

  2. Adam Hallas (@MrHallas) permalink
    August 31, 2011 9:44 am

    I would die by hour 2.

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