June 27, 2008

Ironman Coeur d'Alene 2008

Paul, Robin, Raelle and David with Big Orange
Carl let us drive Big Orange around Coeur d'Alene for our Ironman support trip. David, Raelle and I flew out on Friday in the Cessna 182 to cheer on our fellow Jet City Tri team mates. We stayed in the Butler's Room at the splendid Clark House. Robin and Paul Murphy had a room there too.

Competitors Bobbie Howard and Bryan Lee with their support crew at the start of Ironman Coeur d'Alene 2008
We all met BrIronman and Bobbie down at the course early on race morning. They seemed relaxed and happy.

Bobbie and BrIronman
And a bit goofy. The music was pumpin', adrenaline was flowing and the energy level was off the charts for this fantastic endurance event.

Swim start at Ironman Coeur d'Alene 2008
Thousands of fans cheered as the canon went off and the wetsuit clad competitors streamed into the water.

BrIronman looking strong on the bike at Ironman Coeur d'Alene 2008