Sweat365 » Congratulations Ironmen & Ironwomen!
Congratulations to the amazing athletes that completed this weekends Ironman Canada and Ironman Louisville races this weekend! Several Sweat365′ers were out that these races, proving once again that anyone can achieve their athletic and fitness goals, by staying focused and patiently applying themselves as they work toward their goal!
Here are just a few of the Sweat365 members who competed in this weekend’s events.
- SloppyB - Capping of an amazing year of racing, “B” as I like to call him decided to push up his full Ironman Goal from 2010 to 2009 — Clearly from his performance… he was ready. After a solid swim split of 1:11:15, he emerged from the water in 940 place overall and 138th in his division. Then he got on his horse… and pedaled out a blistering 21.54mph average speed over the 112 mile course to finish the bike in 142nd place overall and 25th in his age group! To cap of his race he ran a 9:23/mile average marathon, and finished in 191st place overall for 30th in his age group! AMAZING!
- Mitch Roberts - Mitch is a veteran of Ironman Canada, and this year, he returned with a goal to repeat his Ironman success. He had a great race with a swim split of 1:26:43, a bike split of 6:58:10 (16.07 mph average) and a run split of 7:13:39 (16:33/mile average pace). Read Mitch’s race report here.
- Chris Lynch - His goal was to finish his first Ironman in under 15 hours. He nearly accomplished that goal with a final time of 15:07:26, which is great considering how brutal Ironman can be! Chris put in a solid swim of 1:26:56, a great bike of 7:02:38 (15.9mph), and a very solid run split of 6:18:59 (14:27/mile).
- Doug Greisen - Finished his first Ironman with a time of 14:14:29. After a solid swim of 1:19, and a very fast bike split with an average speed of 19.17mph, he held on to finish the marathon in 6:47. He wrote a great race report which you can read here.
- Gary Ditsch - Gary is a super star, and it shows in his race results. Gary put in an amazing 1:15:17 swim split, a sub 6 hour bike split averaging 19.12 mph, and then picked up an amazing 293 places on the run by turning in a 3:28:10 marathon at an average pace of 7:56/mile! Wow! That’s smokin!
- Nikki Ditsch - Nikki also put on a show with an even faster swim split, beating her husband out of the water by over 5 minutes in 1:09:44, then riding the 112 mile course at nearly 18mph (6:13:43 or 17.98mph), and then picking up 79 places on the run with a 4:23:14 marathon for a pace of 10:02/mile!