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Race Reports for Ironman Lake Placid 2008

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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: Most unbelievable day ever. The volunteers were amazing, the course was just unreal, hard to describe how beautiful and brutally challenging the course was. The pre and post race events were a blast, I felt like royalty. Such a different experience from Orlando it is hard to beleive the same organization put them both on. Disney really does suck!!! (Had to get that in. I reccomend if you ever want to do an Ironman and can get into this race, do it. one for the ages!! PS - It sold out onsite the next morning for 2009. This race will probably never be available online again.
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Race rating (5)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?

  • Post race activities? Average
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: What a day. It was a very different experience than 2006. Between the weather and the fact that I was pushing harder than I did last time, this felt like more of a real test of my limits, both mentally and physically. I pushed and fought my way through today, and even though I didn't meet my ideal goal for this race (sub-11 hours), I'm thrilled with the result. I beat every time from 2006, and it feels like the work and sacrifice that I put in this year was all worth it. Thanks to everyone who supported me, from my wife, girls, and all my family, to training partners, to all the people on BT that inspired me both online and in-person. So the final breakdown (2008 vs. 2006): Swim: 1:14:11 vs. 1:19:49 T1: 5:57 vs. 8:59 Bike: 6:04:28 vs. 6:17:12 T2: 2:52 vs. 4:22 Run: 3:48:31 vs. 3:59:51 Total: 11:15:57 vs. 11:50:11 Age Group Rank: 72/387 vs. 120/279 Overall: 365/2345 vs. 614/2156
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Race rating (4)
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  • Organised?Yes
  • Events on time?Yes

  • Lots of volunteers to help?Yes
  • Plenty of drink stations?Yes

  • Post race activities? Good
  • Overall course based on my ability: Just right

  • Comments: First Ironman, never knew how to swim before, started lessons in October 2007 with Coach Kelvin
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