No, I did not complete the half ironman in Oliver but I did photograph the 1100 athletes on Sunday and at times during day, 16 hours, it almost felt like I had joined the race. At such an event I am always inspired to take part myself. It is truly amazing to sit at the finish line and watch the athletes complete the race, some for the first time and some running along side their kids crossing the finish line. All ages were represented and there were still plenty of cheer for the racers coming in after about 7 and a half hours of racing. What an accomplishment.
Let me just brag for a second and tell you that I have completed a third of an ironman but I hate to admit that it is at least twenty years ago. Now I try to stay in shape by running, biking and skiing but I think it would be healthy to set some goals for myself. The ironman is not for me as I am a terrible swimmer but I do think I could aim for half a marathon. I am not really sure what I am getting myself into by writing this in my blog but we shall see.
To view and order photos from this event please link to ASI