Sunday, August 26, 2012

Subraru Ironman Triathalon Photos

 

I “skipped out” on church this morning because I felt I would be the biggest encouragement today by cheering on triathletes for this year’s Ironman Triathalon.  The course passes by on the highway not so far away from home.  Here are some of the photos I took between clapping my hands till they hurt (they’re still buzzing) and cheering. 

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First glimpse - some of these athletes are FAST!  A time car always preceeds the leader.

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I’m not absolutely certain why this second timer car is here - I would assume they would catch the first WOMAN athlete. 

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Some make it look so easy!  This race consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run.  You’re seeing this man just short of the 1/2 way point of the bike ride.

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It takes patience and understanding for both triathletes and traffic competing for space on the often busy summer highways.

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I knew I’d made the right decision to stay and cheer when I received smile after smile and “thank you’s” back from many of the competitors. 

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This is the last Subraru Ironman Triathalon for Penticton - next year will see something similar. You can read about it HERE.  I sincerely wish all this year’s athletes the best - RIDE ON!  Thank you for visiting our area.  Thank you to our local radio station EZRock Osoyoos for live coverage of this event.

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5 comments:

  1. You took some great photos!

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  2. Thanks for cheering! I had at least one friend in this race and am looking forward to hearing how he did. I did a sprint triathlon this year and it was a very fulfilling experience.

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  3. How awesome is this Barb! My eldest daughter's husband has competed in two Triathalons! Something I found quite remarkable for a young man in his mid-to-late-20s living with a debilitating autoimmune disease. Both my son-in-law and my daughter have found healthy lifestyle changes (diet and exercise) to help manage their health issues and are now passing those on to their precious baby boy! Thank you for taking the time to capture such great photos of some very committed athletes, and for sharing them with me! You've made me smile too! He, he ... Love and hugs - XX

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  4. I can't imagine leaning over in that position riding a bicycle for that distance! It's so inspiring to see atheletes able to compete in something like this-especially for young people.

    Thanks for sharing the awesome pictures!

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  5. Good little supporter :), I know the athletes appreciated your support.

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