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2013-11-22 2:20 PM

Subject: Richmond or Muncie 70.3
Looking at these races for my first (ever) 70.3 in 2014. I live in western OH so they are both pretty close. Looking at a few threads it sounds like most were happy with their experience in Richmond last year. I am leaning toward Richmond mainly because of the timing...May 30 sounds better than July 12 weather wise. Any suggestions? Thanks!

2013-11-22 5:52 PM
in reply to: buck1400

Hoosier heartland
Subject: RE: Richmond or Muncie 70.3
Hi. I'm leaning towards doing Richmond (Toughman) as well. My sister did the inaugural race last year and said it was well supported and overall a good race. The swim was wetsuit legal, the bike had some hills to make things challenging. The price is also tempting.
2013-11-22 8:04 PM
in reply to: cggale

Subject: RE: Richmond or Muncie 70.3
I'm planning on Richmond. You can always do Richmond and then sign up for Muncie if you decide to do another one.
2013-11-23 6:04 PM
in reply to: #4903237

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Subject: RE: Richmond or Muncie 70.3
I've done both, and I definitely prefer Richmond. It really depends on what type of race you're looking for. If you're looking for a smaller, well run race, I'd recommend Richmond. Muncie is good if you value the WTC Ironman brand and a big field.

I guess the reason I preferred Richmond was because it was more focused on the participants in the race itself, and not so much on the surrounding events.
2013-11-25 8:44 AM
in reply to: buck1400

Subject: RE: Richmond or Muncie 70.3
Thanks for the comments. Looks like Richmond it is! Now to sign up before the price increase.
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