You are a WINNER every time you get to the start line!!

Ironman Western Australia

Wed, 2012-01-18 23:18 -- martindido

Swim 2.4 miles, Bike 112 miles and Run 26.2 miles (a marathon) halfway around the World? Of course - why not??

I felt privileged to race with Chrissy Kane, my daughter and my long lost brother, Doug Maxfield, at their first Ironman Race!  Joined by veteran racers Gayla Bassin and Haim Geffen everyone was in for an adventure of a life time!  From towing our bikes through various airports to driving and riding on the opposite side of the road; a unique time was had by all.  We shared meals, went sightseeing and had one of the most amazing vacations anyone could every hope for! 

The race itself was challenging - as every Ironman should be. We swam unmolested by any dangerous sea creatures, we struggled through headwinds on the bike, battled the annoying sand flies and endured temperatures above 90 degrees on the run,