Photo of the Week: Underwear Run

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Thanks to a friend, Nancy, I discoverd this picture and several others of the Underwear Run over at Ironmitch’s blog.

Underwear Run, Kona Hawaii

The Underwear Run was started in 1997 by Roch Frey, Paul Huddle along with one other Ironman-in-Training. The run takes place just prior to Ironman Hawaii which took place this past weekend on Oct 21st. It was started at first to poke fun at triathletes who wore their training gear such as speedos, spandex and sports bras not just while training but out shopping, at coffee shops and almost anywhere. Some say “If you are going to run in your Speedos you might as well run in your underwear.”

Now that’s a run with some great scenery.

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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.

One Comment
  1. Mark Iocchelli on October 23rd at 1:38 pm

    That one guy has his baby stroller handle positioned very strategically.