So once I was back in town, I figured all was good. But I just zipped into the tent, sat down and put on my shoes and helmet and bailed out of the tent. But I got DAMN good and flipping on my back like a sea otter and emptying them out all in about the length of 2 strokes. Your race report is a riot, I’m not sure which I like more your report or your time. Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by! . Strongest winds I’ve ever run in, and sustained for essentially 6 miles without any protection. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Mike Neill is a former professional Triathlete with 26 Ironman finishes over a 15 year career, including 11 Ironman World Championships where he was the top placing Canadian for 4 straight years from 2006 – 2009. Oh Canada! Congratulations Ray!! A BIG Congratulations to you on an astounding finish. Just shy of starting a nosebleed. Plus, they took the majority of the photos above – which are also awesome! So I was simply running on nothing. But I think some took it a bit too far. You made me cry! And it was great having my Mom/Dad/Brother up there, awesome support. Looking forward to Canada 09! The course has never been particularly fast, but this year’s change to the bike route appear to have slowed things even further. Swim: 1:06:43 T1: 2:53 Bike: 5:29:12 T2: 1:46 Run: 4:08:45 Total: 10:49:19, Overall Position: 250, AG Position: 15, I learned a ton this year during my first one. The crowds were incredible. Ironman Canada 2004 Race Report Well, about all I can say regarding this years Ironman Canada is I had a FANtastic bike split – 5:13 and FIFTH out of 303 in my Age Group!! It was brutal out there and you did great! Congrats on such a great such an awesome race at Canada The same thing happened to one guy in CDA… about halfway through… but he wasn’t so lucky! Ironman Canada 2008 was a tough event for me. 2008 Ironman Canada Results 2005 Ironman USA Lake Placid Results 2006 Ironman Canada Results 2007 Ironman Canada Results Subaru Ironman Canada. And what a way to overcome all the issues you had to face! I faced the beach and just checked out the scene. The Ironman 2009 Series consisted of 21 Ironman qualifying races plus the Ironman World Championship 2008 which was itself a qualifier for the 2010 Ironman World Championship. Looking forward to following you on the next journey, this time it won’t be such a long way! I’d have it emblazoned on my forehead! You are a rock star! Soon enough I was back in town with a total bike time of 7:27 at an average speed of 15 mph. The town is unbelievable in their support. I was still hitting the brakes, but I didn’t really have anywhere to go other than the curb. I find it astounding that you were so down on your nutrition intake and still managed to pull off the time that you did. Congratulations! The swim was fairly violent. Bonked about 6 mi into the run and your description of the run mirrored mine except I laid in the grass for who knows how long at the turn in OK Falls and struggled to a 4:22. Nice touch to make it as accurate as possible. The bike course started out down main street with the crowds lining the route. T2 was uneventful although a bit slow as I stretched out my legs for the run, then off I went at a slow pace getting my legs used to running. Ad 1:06:43, I exited the water and crossed the timing mats into T1. It would also be the second of many moments when I started to tear up. Yay Ray! They say that the race venue isn’t super spectator friendly – lots of barricades to keep the spectators off the course, so lots of long distance walking to get to the designate places to cross. Reading your adventures as you’ve prepared for this race has be awesome, and I’m so glad that you had a great experience at your first Ironman. Lmao! And then on the descent – my reward for that climb – was that it started to rain heavily. Theresa had booked Lana and I in a B&B about 20 miles up the east side of the lake in the Naramata area. And that includes having the sunscreen ladies cover my shoulders in sunscreen! In the UK/EU/Australia/New Zealand? Like many, enjoy your blog and find it extremely useful and spot on. And while I thought I might be disappointed for missing some of my goals – I’m surprisingly not. You are truely an Inspiration. My swim was also a personal best placing me in the 40th percentile rather than the 50th which I have been previously. You probably stumbled upon here looking for a review of a sports gadget. August 27, 2008 by DC Rainmaker | Race Report | Comments (39) (My brother in the 5AM hour writing in chalk on the run course) Before I get started, in case ya missed it, here’s the days leading up to Ironman Canada… I had revised my goal time already once from 10:15 to 10:30, and now was revising it again to simply make 11. But…it was a blast! I used the 305 for IMC (I didn’t buy the 705 until the following weekend). Seriously, congratulations. I ran faster and felt stronger on the way back to Penticton, and was again enjoying the event like I had not since that knee pain set in at mile 30 on the bike many hours earlier. I don’t really even remember it. Way to rally back on the run. Results of a sportsman / sportswoman Triathlon - Ironman World Championships - 2008 Choice of a season : 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 Awesome awesome awesome. THEN I realized my wetsuit was still in the car! I can’t believe it! A lot of thigh slapping, foot slapping, and side bumping. It is both a very humbling experience and a life changing experience at the same time. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Shoot me an e-mail on the side…. At first I didn’t post because I was busy, then after IMC last August I didn’t want to write about it for a while. I had to negotiate around that for a while until the owner of the B&B let us stay. DC Rainmaker 2019 swim, bike, run, and general gear list. There was a few hills leading up to Richter that I broke into Z4 trying to stay out of draft zones, however once on Richter I was calmly in Z2/Z3. My day was looking up! Past Ironman results?? Dropped off the bottles, swapped some bag items, filled my bike with air, and then off to porta-potties. There were many blurry moments during the day. After that I was whisked away by some of the best volunteers on earth. They had my favorite: chocolate milk. I also actually started taking in calories. At 40 miles I stopped to stretch it, burning valuable clock time. P.S. The picture does make a very nice header shot! No matter where you were on the course – even 50+ miles from the middle of nowhere, there were people sitting out on the course. The swim was a non-event, which is exactly what the plan was. Really, you have to remember at this stage I’m grasping for anything. It’s a bad-bad place. 99 $14.99 $14.99. I swim, bike and run. It required me to run 10 minute miles – which on any other day would be easy. Let’s just say…I solved that problem and she stopped doing that. I loved your photos, and know where most of them were taken. Think how far you’ve come!! Aug 17, 2008: Ironman 70.3 Timberman: Gilford, New Hampshire, United States Sep 7, 2008: Ironman 70.3 Monaco: Monaco: Sep 7, 2008: Ironman 70.3 Singapore: Singapore: Sep 14, 2008: Ironman 70.3 Brazil: Penha, Brazil: Sep 14, 2008: Ironman 70.3 Muskoka: Huntsville, Ontario, Canada Sep 21, 2008: Ironman 70.3 Cancún: Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico the run given how little of your planned nutrition you took in! I hit my swim and bike goals, but came up very short on the run goal due mostly to nutrition (or lack thereof). Congrats on your success this year – you’ve definitely worked your butt off to earn it! Though I was wondering how it was so bright during body marking. I kicked it in gear (pun intended) and did a couple of ~100 mile rides (generally flat to rolling), 1 hour hill repeats on Lakemont Blvd, and some 50-60 mile hilly rides. I was drained. i’ve been re-reading this blog rainmaker a lot since i signed up for this year’s IMC…it’s helped, and hopefully will use your adventure in nutrition when i do the race at the end of this month….it’s always been a problem, i’ve just have never been smart enough to follow the plan…. Overall Results - Ironman Canada 2019 AG Overall Male Athletes Female Athletes F18-24 F25-29 F30-34 F35-39 F40-44 F45-49 F50-54 F55-59 F60-64 F65-69 FPRO M18-24 M25-29 M30-34 M35-39 M40-44 M45-49 M50-54 M55-59 M60-64 M65-69 M70-74 M75-79 Richter Pass had been rumored to be a killer, and while it look long it wasn’t steep. All was well for the first 30 miles, then hmm I started to feel an old familiar pain in my left knee. The whole site is great and quite addictive, easy to pore endlessly over the small details about which watch to get etc. (Coming down the last half mile of the run). August 30, 2008 by DC ... As we were doing one quick wrap around the expo area I noticed people had newspapers with all of the previous day’s results. (Coming down the backside of Yellow Lake, my new banner photo was also taken at the same time, both by my brother). McLean creek was a non-event. Ironman Canada 2008 – The day after. Enjoy your recovery! So we were not off to a good start. (Good news…from here on out – no more cell phone photos!). The wind was absolutely brutal coming off the lake. Tomorrow-ish I’ve got a whole post just about what happens at midnight (17 hours from the start, which is the race finish) – including some cool videos I took, as I think that deserves it’s own post. I waded into the water and swam out 25-50 yards and just sat out there for a few minutes. So I made it a goal to try and catch back up. Shawn and I would continue to play tag for another dozen or so miles. My mom then tried to go get my dry clothes bag with my info, but was rejected. I hit up the wetsuit strippers and it was off in no time. . Congratulations Ironman! Heck, I had just finished walking the better part of a mile at that point. He narrowly missed the other two bikers, but T-boned straight into my left side – at basically the exact same moment I hit the curb. I did exchange the wind for protection…in the hills. masterslacker. I have built an extensive list of my most frequently asked questions. It was shortly after Richter that I hit my highest speed ever on a bike – 51.6MPH. What an awesome job during the race. Sunday morning we headed down to the race start and managed to get there early enough to find a fairly close in parking space. It turned out there was a mix-up with the reservations and such – no kids allowed, and only two people to a room. That’s where she pretty much stayed with me and got me whatever I needed. A maximum temperature of 81.6 °F (27.6 °C) made for warm racing conditions … Well, come to find out later on when I picked up my bike – I only took in 40% of my planned caloric intake on the bike. Smart Trainers Buyers Guide: Looking at a smart trainer this winter? I loved the report. A quiet calm fell over all the people around me. I no longer had to worry about crashing at 50MPH down a hill and getting a DNF on the bike. I am doing the race this year and have had a really hard time finding a track with accurate altitude information. Sunday, August 27, 2006 ::: Penticton, British Columbia: Ironman Canada Swim 2.4 miles, Bike 112 miles, Run 26.2 miles 1995 - 2006 results At: ironman.ca (Penticton is in southern British Columbia, 150 miles east of Vancouver, 32 miles north of the Washington, USA Border) Except your brain doesn’t function that well at this stage – it didn’t process these two together. And then it was walking some of the hills. Awesome race report. The bike course is a single loop, which I’ve never done in a race so I was looking forward to that. Most of the time. Eventually they called us back to the line (a little banner strung across the bay). Filed Under: Results… pretty wild how you hit your swim and your bike times, pretty much right on…. It was like a calm before a storm. I yelled out a huge scream, but that didn’t seem to help my case much either. Since 2003, Lieto has steadily worked up his finishing place at the Ironman World Championship: 13th in 2003, 18th in 2005, 9th in 2006, 6th in 2007, 18th in 2008 and 2nd overall in 2009. Blake, who lives and trains in Victoria, B.C., was the 2006 Subaru Ironman Canada champion and twice reached the podium here. Reading your report really is an inspiration. My T1 time was fairly quick though at only 1:46. Nice work staying focused and finishing in a great time despite that bike crash! At least I could call that event my morning warm-up run. But go figure… a bee? Richter Pass was a good steady climb, with the hot sun on my back and many cheering supporters lining the course. I ordered a pack of wristbands and I can’t wait to get them in the mail. They loaded them onto the trucks in the (fuzzy) background. After that it was the seven rollers between the passes. To which I almost responded – ‘Because you’re pushing too hard’, but decided against it. I did manage to see Lisa and Lana at the pre-arranged spot on Main Street as I zoom zoomed past. 1-16 of 198 results for "iron man 2008" Skip to main search results Eligible for Free Shipping. I had thought Penticton in August would be cooler than Arizona in April, but I never thought it would be cold, and yet cold it was. great stuff. And then came the 30 second warning. The emotional cloud was lifting, and I was no longer feeling that low-low. 2008- 3rd – Ironman Canada 2007 – 4th – Ironman Couer D’Alene- North American Ironman Championships 2006 – 1st – Ironman Canada Champion 8:33 (2:48 run split) I’ve sorted it all by world geography, in an attempt to make it easy to figure out where I’ve been. Well, I’m pretty sure that’s what cut me up anyway. Many readers stumble into my website in search of information on the latest and greatest sports tech products. The long steady downhill into town was an exercise in speed control. Once hitting Yellow Lake, it was time to descend back into town. Next we drove the bike course so I could get a sense of what I was going to do the next day. Race results: 2013 Ironman Canada @ Whistler, BC, Canada. Thank goodness – as it kept me cool! Meaning, I was tired but I just assumed it was because it was a long day. Mostly that nutrition is a game you can’t win if you get behind. It’s a nice break from the day to day sports-tech talk, and I hope you get something out of it! After that into the transition area I went. We all just somehow swooshed around it in one big massive tidal wave. Hi Bill! Today it was like maintaining a 5 minute mile pace. I woke up around 5:00AM and planned to get to the race site by about 5:45AM. Wanna save some cash and support the site? T1 was very very quick. So I had to make the walk way the heck away (we’re talking a few hundred yards here – that’s simply like miles away at this point). ... Amazon's Choice for iron man 2008. I was just happy the medical people didn’t pull me into their tent. I wasn’t dressed for this weather. Wanna create comparison chart graphs just like I do for GPS, heart rate, power meters and more? Descending Richter was awesome. Here’s a shot of my leg about 5 hours later, after 4 hours of rain washing it clean. She has over 60 career professional triathlon podium finishes and 30 plus career wins, including 25 half iron distance wins and 7 Ironman wins. This copy should match the race card. If you’re trying to decide which unit to buy – check out my in-depth reviews section. A person to the right of me was noticing the same thing and say “I wish they could see the view from out here…incredible”. Before I get started, in case ya missed it, here’s the days leading up to Ironman Canada, covering all of the pre-race action: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3. Leading up to and after each corner it was typical thrashing. I was fine, and the kid seemed fine (minus his parents now yelling at him). Well, actually, that’s not entire true. Given I was fine and the kid wasn’t crying, I bailed. I was getting very very cold fairly quick, and hot soup wasn’t helping anymore. I found LIsa and Lana, who had watched me finish from the stands. I was hoping that would be sufficient to get the job done. And like you, I pushed the bike too hard and got behind on nutrition always thinking, I’d ‘catch up’ somewhere but rookie mistake that was. I left in better spirits and resigned myself to a slow hard slog back to town. Note that when you negotiate a place to stay in a town with every B&B, hotel, and motel full, you’re pretty much at the mercy of the kindness of strangers. Every B&B, hotel, motel, etc. I think he was trying to cross or something but became disoriented and started to panic when a group of about three of us sorta side-by-side-side descended down upon him (at about 20MPH). The climb to Yellow Lake was the final straw for my legs. I would continue to do that every 15 to 20 miles, so I probably spent 20 minutes off the bike just stretching my legs. You'll support the site, and get ad-free DCR! Some reviews are over 60 pages long when printed out, with hundreds of photos! 2006 Results At: Vineman.com. Oh, and on the run – 10% of my total planned gel consumption. Residence McKinney, TX: Rank 1850: Time ... Would you like to claim some results? No problem, the product comparison data is constantly updated with new products and new features added to old products! So in efforts to combat the amount of emails I need to sort through on a daily basis, I’ve complied this “My Photography Gear” post for your curious minds! I passed him calmly a short while (2 minutes) later and never saw him again. Granger was the women's champion at this event in 2006. I cover all the units to buy (and avoid) for the 2020-2021 indoor training season. I was running almost according to plan. It was pitch black when I did it in 2010. Then, I come here and write about my adventures. And that’s when it happened. Which is incredibly powerful to hear. A far cry from the Arizona deserts where I’ve raced my other Ironmans. The whole time I was doing math in my head of course. . I have never been kicked so hard before. actually, the parents should be grounded. I had predicted/assumed a bike split of 5:28:30 – so I was pretty darn close to my predicted split. I actually saw both my Dad and brother a few hundred yards up the street. What are your least favorite countries/places? At one point I was drafting pretty well behind someone, and suddenly his feet disappeared in the murky water. Bicycle World Texas IRONMAN 70.3 Waco: Race Overall Results. I remember looking down and thinking – Holy Crap this would hurt if I fell. DVD $6.99 $ 6. They started to shout out and ask who was going to be an Ironman. This would be another one of those ‘Wow, I’m really doing an Ironman’ teary eyed moments. The bike course through the valley is exceptionally beautiful – even my daughters thought so. Ironman Canada 2008: Ironman Canada – Day 1 – Travelling to Penticton & the 5K race Ironman Canada – Day 2 – The expo, registration, driving the bike course, and the banquet Ironman Canada – Day 3 – Registering for next (this) year, final preparations in transition area Ironman Canada Race Report – Yup – the whole thing…one post. But more about that later…. Along the way though in Canada I stopped at a gas station to get something to drink. !way to go IRONMAN!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations Ray!!!! I’ve done all the routes (north to Vancouver then east, Stevens Pass, and I90 then north) and the I90 route over Blewitt Pass is clearly the best way to get there. And Noooooo, stripper was not my first choice, body markings was but I was very happy with transitions. No, not really. You just tossed your run bag in one, and bike bag in the other. There were numerous moments during the course of the day where you start to tear up – turning around and looking at all the folks along the shoreline and in the water was one of those moments. I aim to leave no stone unturned. ray……..loved the re creation of the accident..hilarious…. Hero Text Instructions. (For those not familiar with HTFU, see here). Posted at 09:48 AM in Triathlon & Endurance Training | Permalink, Race Report: Grand Columbian Half-Iron Distance 2013, Triathlon Training in Cape Town, South Africa, First open water swim of the season at Lake Sammamish Beach ». Speaking of Richter…here’s the course profile: The three climbs are McLean Creek, Richter Pass and Yellow Lake. Identify automatic Kona qualification times and splits. | First open water swim of the season at Lake Sammamish Beach ». I’ll echo BillM’s points. On the way back we took the route down to I90 which was much faster than the Stevens Pass route we had taken to get to Penticton. There was a girl and a guy about 20-30 feet of ahead of me, I think both in my AG actually. « Race Report - 2008 Lake Stevens 70.3 | As we were approaching Richter, Shawn passed me and said hello. It was fancy-style with two marker-people per athlete, and they had you step up on a little stool. HOLY CRAP!Imagine if you’d actually consumed all your nutrition. After the Lake Stevens 70.3 in July, it was clear that my run and swim were OK (if slow) but my cycling speed and strength were woefully beneath what I needed for the hilly, 112 mile IMC course. About two weeks before the event Lisa decided she wanted to go along, so we three left early Friday morning in order to make the athlete-checkin-and-packet-pickup cutoff time. 1 May 2008: Canada 2 May 2008: UK 2 May 2008: Ireland 2 May 2008: Pakistan 2 May 2008: Romania 2 May 2008: Turkey 2 May 2008: USA 2 May 2008: Egypt 7 May 2008: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ... Ironman: Uruguay: Iron Man - El hombre de hierro: Uzbekistan: Temir odam: Venezuela: Iron man - El hombre de hierro: Vietnam: There was some serious Tour de France Peloton’s goin’ on out there till Richter and the refs weren’t even blinking. I had to have slid at least 6-8 feet trying to stop. Oh, and I’m already signed up next year. The special needs is at 72 miles, and I was pretty dejected at that point in the race. I saw a number of people I knew from JFT2 and from the local racing scene. The swim wasn’t too bad. Why haven’t you yet released a review for XYZ product you mentioned months ago? You … are … an Ironman!”. And then…you’ll be IMC-post free for another year. And really rather fast. The only thing I can compare to is like playing old school. Here’s my most recent gadget recommendations guide and trainers here – covering almost every category of sports gadgets out there. I was undertrained on the bike, and that’s the race I got. I’m from out of the country and will be visiting the US, what’s the best triathlon shop in city XYZ? Ironman Canada 2008 Race Report. I knew at about Yellow Lake that I wasn’t going to be able to run the marathon pace that I wanted to. During the pre-race briefing the day before the officials were good about being reasonable. Not physically, but just energy wise. I truly am more than happy just to have finished. In addition to Bentley, who will defend her crown, 2008 will also feature past Subaru Ironman Canada winners Jasper Blake and Belinda Granger. Oh, and you can sign-up for the newsletter here! I do remember going slower though, which was the climb. Nice job. On the Web Since 1999 At mile 110 I saw a 6 year old on his small bike in the road ahead. I’m headed to Paris – what do you recommend for training or sightseeing? 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