Saturday was the big show. I can't tell you how excited I was to finally spectate the World Champs. And it completely lived up to expectations.
|Ironman swim start. Nothing like it. Photo by Thierry Sourbier|
|Lonely road to Hawi- Photo by Thierry Sourbier|
|Female Ironman (AND 70.3) World Champ 2012: Leanda Cave|
Although I want to race there next year, it looked so tough that I certainly didn't have any race envy watching them the last hour of that thing. Wow. And the midnight finish...spectacular. Nothing like it.
The rest of the weekend is kind of a blur. I managed to meet up with a bunch of friends but still there were a few more I really wanted to see but saw hardly at all (Kerrie, Sue & Chloe, Hailey, Sarah), making me wish for even just one more on the island. Sunday night, we met up with Hillary & Samantha for a final dinner and it was such a buzzkill to tear myself away from the margs and head to the airport for the long red eye back to Monday morning work. I'm already looking forward to my next Hawaiian adventure which will hopefully be at Honu 70.3 in June.