Photo of the Week: Ironman Canada

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photo of the weekA couple of years ago I ran my first marathon and for me that was a big challenge. Now imagine swimming for 3.8 kms (2.4 mi), followed by 180 kms (112 mi) of cycling before you head off to run that marathon. Well that’s just what many athletes did over the weekend in Penticton, British Columbia where Ironman Canada was held yesterday, August 27th.

I managed to find a picture of last year’s winner over at ptlpix’s flicker site. If you want to see photos of what happens for the rest of an Ironman you might want to check out his Ironman Canada 2005 photo set.

Above is a photo of Chris Lieto, bib #28. He finished first with a time of 08:33:32. I haven’t had a chance to check yesterday’s results so I wonder if someone beat that time.

Got a photo you would like to share? Please leave me a comment.

About Dawn - Pink Chick

For several years the only running I did was to run the annual 10k race in the spring. I got my best time when I ran hungover on only a few hours sleep. Finally one year I decided maybe I should really pick up running again on a regular basis and attended a running clinic. After finishing the 10k that year I continued to train and ran my first half marathon. That was in 2002. Later in 2002 I moved to Calgary where my running friends nick-named me Pink Lady, Pinko, Pinky and finally Pink Chick simply because I almost always wore pink when I ran. Truth be known I wear it almost all the time. I ran, well mostly walked, my first marathon in 2003. Since then I've run a ton of shorter 5/10k races, 9 half marathons and I added a second marathon in 2007 when I ran the San Diego RnR Marathon. Today I still run. I'm slow but I'm still out there and lovin' it. Someday I hope to join the Triathlon world.

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