Sunday, August 30, 2009

Iron Man (and Iron Woman) race

On this absolutely gorgeous clear August day, we drove to LaGrange to watch the bicycling portion of the Iron Man race.

In case you are not familiar with the challenge, the participants start with a 2-mile swim in the Ohio River, and follow that with a 112 mile bicycle ride which includes a big loop around LaGrange Ky. After that, they run a full 26.2 mile marathon, and end up back in downtown Louisville.

(I watched the race from a chair on the CourtHouse square, due to my sore foot.)

This is the second year that we have known someone in the race. It is a mind boggling challenge, and it was really fun to see the families and friends out to support their loved ones. 

There were many women in the race, and actually as they rode past, they seemed to be enjoying it more than the men. We didn't get to see our friend as she rode by, but we will find out about her performance tomorrow.

The skies the past few weeks have been so beautiful, and today was no exception.  The small town of LaGrange was very picturesque, and very hospitable to all the visitors from all over the world.

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