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2007-10-14 10:14 AM
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This is what I like to see. Desiree Ficker completely blew up and continued on and finished...

It gets under my skin when the pro's drop out just because they're having a bad day...I understand dropping out as a pro leading up to Kona but not at Kona. (This doesn't include getting sick, crashing, medical etc.)


http://tinyurl.com/2kufex


2007-10-14 6:56 PM
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running2far - 2007-10-15 12:14 AM

This is what I like to see. Desiree Ficker completely blew up and continued on and finished...

It gets under my skin when the pro's drop out just because they're having a bad day...I understand dropping out as a pro leading up to Kona but not at Kona. (This doesn't include getting sick, crashing, medical etc.)


http://tinyurl.com/2kufex


That's a sign of a true athlete with a lot of mental toughness.

I have sooo much more respect for someone doing that then when they falsely claim an injury or just drop out.

I had not seen that about Desiree.

Thanks for posting it.

Edited by Karl Hungus 2007-10-14 6:56 PM
2007-10-14 7:37 PM
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Subject: RE: Kona watching thread
running2far - 2007-10-14 10:14 AM

This is what I like to see. Desiree Ficker completely blew up and continued on and finished...

It gets under my skin when the pro's drop out just because they're having a bad day...I understand dropping out as a pro leading up to Kona but not at Kona. (This doesn't include getting sick, crashing, medical etc.)


http://tinyurl.com/2kufex


WOW! That's crazy that she blew up on the run. That's her thang. But it's wonderful that she went on to finish. That rocks.

With that said, I think we can be proud to say that a couple of BTers beat her overall time. That's amazing.

GREAT JOB BTers!!!! Everyone finished with time to spare.

2007-10-15 5:54 PM
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thank you everyone for keeping track of all the Ironman BTers. Kona or any race, it is great to see the support on BT.com!!!
I wrote about the race on my blog  http://trimarni.blogspot.com/ And I have a bunch of other posts from the days before the race. Thanks again everyone! This was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life and it wasn't fun being injured going into the race (hip and groin problems). Although I didn't run for the 6 weeks leading up to the race, I was well enough to start the race. It was up to endorphins to finish! I hurt the whole run but I ran it all until it turned into a shuffle the last 5 miles and I was so relieved to finish! I'm so glad I did it and I had to dig so deep to finish each leg of this race. It was amazing and I'll never forget this experience!

-marn

 

2007-10-15 7:04 PM
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I just read your blog Marni & it was awesome! Congratulations on pushing your body & mind to the limits & winning!!
2007-10-15 9:15 PM
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katimomma - 2007-10-15 8:04 PM

I just read your blog Marni & it was awesome! Congratulations on pushing your body & mind to the limits & winning!!


x 2 incredible report, amazing story of will


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