Here are some random Wisconsin photos to distract you while you are waiting for the official race report! Enjoy!
The Onion was founded in Madison by two UW students. I’d never seen the paper version before!
This guy “Captain Ironman” was on the run course cheering us on:
I was surprised he didn’t have a box out for tips like a street performer!
Another fan whose dad was racing. She made this tote bag herself.
Awards banquet…which is really the same (having been to well, four in a row this summer) except that the people on stage and giving speeches is different.
I really liked Joe Gambles‘ speech–he mentioned how just two years ago he was considering tossing the towel in, and his grandpa was nagging him about when he would “get a real job.” He is the same age as me but has been racing pro much longer, so it was inspiring to hear that even he had to go through the same things I’ve pondered.
I am still clawing my way up to get to that podium. Not there yet, but that doesn’t stop me from celebrating my small victories with the best liquor sponsor in the world…
I even got to thank wetsuit sponsor blueseventy in person via rep Guy Crawford!
Good-bye Wisconsin…good-bye summer…can’t believe the Superstar Summer Ironman Tour is over. Just landed home in San Francisco. Stay tuned for the next adventure!