Sunday, September 13, 2009

IM Moo, Race Update #3

See that half-crazed expression? It's what victory looks like at an Ironman. It also signals the end of George's odd-year losing streak. 2009 is a FINISH!

George didn't do as well as he wanted, but he did do a personal best at 12:36:46. He finished in 799th place. We'll see tomorrow what the final count of finishers is, but he's definitely in the top half.

We did make a quick trip to the medical tent for some chicken broth and gatorade, but he's fine.

Unfortunately, our friend Keith didn't finish his first Ironman. His race went a lot like George's 2007 Lake Placid race, so we know the disappointment he and Mary feel. Man, it stinks. I'll be checking on several other people tonight to see their finishes, like Rose's husband, and will report those as well.

For now, I'd like to say thanks to all of you who have been reading and following and praying. It's been a blast sharing this experience with you, and I have more to share after we get home...especially photos.



  1. Congratulations to both of you!! I know your husband did all the hard work, but you provided the support etc. I've never paid much attention to IM races before. Fascinating stuff. Completely crazy, but fascinating nonetheless.

  2. Woohoo!! from Australia. I've been on the edge of my seat waiting for the news. YAY George!! So very well done .. I get tired even thinking about exercise lol.


  3. Wow thats awesome! Congrats!!! For someone who just did all that hard work he looks really happy! LOL!

  4. He looks really pleased with himself and who can blame him :o) It must be a fantastic personal achievement. Many congratulations.

  5. Yay for George and congrats! It was really fun reading these posts - I learned a lot!

  6. Congrats!!!! That is truly amazing....insane but amazing!! So....did you sign up for next year?? Susan S

  7. What a big, happy smile! Congrats to George you are one crazy guy! Jo x

  8. YAY for George. Huge Congratulations to you and your family Sue!


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