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Austin Gets an Ironman 70.3!

Posted Apr 17 2009 12:31am

Big news in the Tri World of Austin, Texas! Last year's Inaugural Longhorn Triathlon has now officially become an Ironman 70.3 Race! What in the hell does that mean? Well, it means the competition will be tough and the rewards are great. This race will hold slots to the Ironman 70.3 World Championship Race in Clearwater, Florida. So basically, if you're super fast in your age group, you could qualify to go to the World Championship Race!

This past year, I was 11th in my age group and I swear it was the hardest thing I've ever done. I'm just proud that little Austin is getting a big-league race (although it seems like they're handing out 70.3 races quicker than Barrack Obama bumper stickers these days).

I thought I'd relive that little day of hell with some pics taken by my dear friend Stephanie!

The Death March-lots of hills, no shade, 90+ degrees

Gutting it out in the Finisher's Chute

I swore I'd never do it again..

I lied.

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