Saturday, April 19, 2008

Well, I'll Be a Monkey's Uncle

Stolen from the Ironmanlive.com website.

"Temperatures in the mid-90s and enervating winds on the outbound leg of the three-loop bike course conspired to plant this season's opening event firmly into the record books as having the third highest dropout rate in Ironman history. Nearly 18% of the field failed to make it to the finish line. Some were SAG'd in, having discovered that there were some times when, no matter far how down you reach, there's just nothing there. Others made it back to T2 on their own power and, in a striking demonstration of how much of a mental game Ironman is, simply decided to let Mother Nature win this one, and packed it in."

Wowzers.

Third highest?!?!

Well, I guess if you saw my pictures, you know where all that heat and salt went....

Oh, and I know I didn't really do a whole long race report, but Iron Benny did a stellar job at describing the bike leg. Hit it dead-on. I'm still having post-traumatic nightmares since reading it.

11 comments:

Andra Sue said...

I heard that too. The guy I sat next to on my flight home told me. He's a multiple-Ironman finisher and said he had to walk the entire marathon just to get across the line. Tough day, no question! Just makes you all the more HARDCORE, though, doesn't it? :)

Danielle in Iowa said...

Just goes to show what a super-rockstar you are!

And even more so for doing what you are doing for your brother, despite everything!

Jen in Budapest said...

Hi Megan I found your blog through a search on tri training. How amazing that you finished an Ironman. Wow. Did you do any other level before working up to that one? I'm just curious. I'm scheduled to do my first Sprint Tri in July and I'm excited and nervous. Thanks for posting and for the encourgement.

Jen in Budapest said...

Also, from what I can gather this transplant is for your brother? That is truly amazing. I will pray your surgery goes well. That's really really cool.

KrissyGo! said...

And THAT's why you rock like a hurricane!

Molly said...

Makes it even sweater...I mean sweeter!
Take Care

Prin said...

You rock. :)

The Clyde said...
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The Clyde said...

1 in 5 Meg, that's a lot.

I guess you can add a adjective now to your title..

McCue, the Ultimate Bad Ass!!!!

The Clyde said...

1 in 5 Meg, that's a lot.

I guess you can add a adjective now to your title..

McCue, the Ultimate Bad Ass!!!!

Prin said...

You rock. :)

(What? It's like bookends... :D)