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.
First glimpse - some of these athletes are FAST! A time car always preceeds the leader.
I’m not absolutely certain why this second timer car is here - I would assume they would catch the first WOMAN athlete.
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.
It takes patience and understanding for both triathletes and traffic competing for space on the often busy summer highways.
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.
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.Blogger Labels: Subraru,Ironman,Triathalon,church,encouragement,highway,Here,glimpse,FAST,leader,timer,WOMAN,athlete,Some,bike,patience,traffic,decision,Penticton,RIDE,Thank,area,radio,EZRock,Osoyoos,coverage,event,Photos,athletes,highways,competitors,triathletes,mile