Monday Morning Race Hangover

Posted by on Monday, August 3, 2009 @ 8:35 am | 1 Reply

Once again there was a full slate of Ironman and Ironman 70.3 races on the docket this past weekend, including:

  • Whirlpool Ironman 70.3 Steelhead
  • Ironman UK
  • Ironman 70.3 Antwerp
  • Viterra Ironman 70.3 Calgary

Newton Athletes representing the US Pro Tri team had some great results at the Whirlpool Ironman 70.3 Steelhead event:
4th Place – Greg Remaly
6th Place – Nick Waninger
13th Place – Ryan Bates

For complete results and coverage of the Whirlpool Ironman 70.3 Steelhead race, click here.

At the inaugural Viterra Ironman 70.3 Calgary event, Newton athletes Stephen Hackett and Michael Simpson kept themselves in the hunt placing 8th and 9th respectively. For complete results and coverage of the Calgary race, click here.

We’d love to hear how your race(s) went this weekend! Post in the comments…

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  1. Brandon Wood

    This past Saturday, August 1, 2009, my best friend, Bobby Cockrill, became an Ironman.

    Bobby was a racer in the twentieth annual Vineman, the oldest independant Ironman distance triathlon held in the continental United States in Sonoma, California. If you’ve read or listened to Brandon’s Marathon in the past then you probably know that I started this site simultaneously with Bobby starting (the seldom updated) Bobby’s Marathon. Over the past roughly eighteen months, Bobby and I have seen each other go from running our first marathon, to our first sprint, olympic and half-Ironman distance triathlons to this, the culmination of hours upon hours of Bobby’s hard work and training.

    Bobby raced as a member of the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Lukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training. Bobby is one of the most gifted and generous people I know and below is a passage from his website that I think captures that:

    We are a drop of water in the ocean of life but if you get enough of use together we can make a difference and I want to be apart of that difference! If we can just drown away one persons worries or sorrows than we have succeeded. “A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove…but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.”

    All that said, I am not only exceedingly proud not just to know Bobby, but to be able to call him my friend.

    Finish Time: 14:29:41

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