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2007-06-27 10:38 PM

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Ok, so my wife is trying to put together a video of my recent Ironman race and we are trying to figure out good songs for it. This song was played on race day morning and it is not "Beautiful Day" by U2. Does anyone have any idea what other songs are normally played on Ironman Morning. My wife thinks it has piano music in the beginning.

Whoever can point me in the right direction, gets a free cup of coffee at IMCDA 2008 after a 7:00 AM practice swim before the race.


2007-06-27 10:43 PM
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Jared, there was a Coldplay song played around 6:50 am.  I don't know the name of the song, but that might be it. 

2007-06-27 11:14 PM
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Maybe it's just because I like the song, but I think I remember "Speed of Sound" by Coldplay in Arizona... seems fitting...

"Speed Of Sound"

How long before I get in?
Before it starts, before I begin?
How long before you decide?
Before I know what it feels like?
Where To, where do I go?
If you never try, then you'll never know.
How long do I have to climb,
Up on the side of this mountain of mine?

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2007-06-27 11:55 PM
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Blowing in the Wind - Bob Dylan

Surf, Sink, or Swim - Bo Diddley

2007-06-28 6:51 AM
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Could be Coldplay's song titled "Clocks" ??  Its got the very distinctive piano opening.  Go to Amazon.com and search for Coldplay.  Go to their album titled "A Rush of Blood to the Head" and then click on the sample music link.  You'll be able to listen to a snippet of the song.
2007-06-28 8:15 AM
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Another idea - Van Halen, Dreams.  I know they played that before the swim start and it is heavy on the piano.


2007-06-28 9:16 AM
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In AZ I believe they were blasting "Walk This Way" by Aerosmith as we were all getting into the water.

For the action shots, you may want to check out the instrumental music in movies like Gladiator or 300.
2007-06-28 9:24 AM
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I put "Secret World" by Peter Gabriel to my IM video and it rocks!
2007-06-28 1:14 PM
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they usually play "Clocks", i think that's the one by Coldplay. also, does anyone remember the guy on the bike course who had a website with photos? he was an independent photographer.
2007-06-28 1:48 PM
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I don't expect this is the song you were asking about, but my favorite IM video is the athlete video they gave us at IMWI 2002, and the first song they used in that video while showing pre-race type of stuff was "Never Grow Old" by Cranberries.
2007-06-28 2:18 PM
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captantony - 2007-06-27 10:43 PM

Jared, there was a Coldplay song played around 6:50 am.  I don't know the name of the song, but that might be it. 



Yes, it is the ColdPlay Song, it is Clocks. Thanks for your help everyone!!!!!!!!!! Also, I am listening to the other songs that were suggested and will probably use some of those. I told my wife you guys would come through.

Thanks!


2007-06-28 7:19 PM
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The photos are here:

http://www.ironmancdaphotos.com/content.aspx?ID=99

Also here's a video my husband took of the swim start and you can here the U2 song in the background, it's pretty cool!

http://www.speedleopard.com/stuff/imstart.avi
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