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    Ironman Arizona Race Report

    It's a pretty long read...but it has a few pictures to look at

    http://www.betheball.com/IMAZ2008.htm

    For those of you who just want the summary version...

    It was HOT

    It was WINDY

    It was PAINFUL

    I FINISHED!!!

    I'm tired.
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    great job!

    The write-up is so inspirational, it almost makes me want to do one.

    If the ride was a bit shorter, the run a lot shorter, and the swim non-existent, I might consider it!

    Seriously, you should be proud of yourself.

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    Nice work!

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    Good job!

    Triathletes always amaze me.

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    Great write up Chris!!! Having watched you cross the finish line, your story is even more cool! Again, well done my friend, well done.

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    Wow.....incredible Chris...you and everoyne else who participated can be extemely proud....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mateo44 View Post
    great job!

    The write-up is so inspirational, it almost makes me want to do one.

    If the ride was a bit shorter, the run a lot shorter, and the swim non-existent, I might consider it!

    Seriously, you should be proud of yourself.

    I could do it if there was no run and no swim.

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    Congratulations, Chris. I was out there and saw the conditions in which you had to compete...awesome. Great report, hope to see you in Kona one day (you know, my man has the same desire )

    PS I'll still be spectating
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    Congratulations!

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    Just finished reading your full report....oh my gawd....you rock Chris!!!! Thanks for taking us along on a trip most of us will never really get to experience.

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    Congratulations Chris!! What an amazing read. Very inspirational!!
    I hope to one day venture down that road!!
    Hoping for the near future. Baby Steps!!

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    OH MY GAWD!!!!

    although I could do it... (minus the swim, bike and run part)
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    Absolutely awesome, Chris. F*ck yeah!!!

    And I hope you grow your fifth fingers back after being "mickey-moused."
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    Good stuff!

    I hear there are women at these triathlon thingies. No pics of them?

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    you are the man. i could never do that. never.
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    Congrats!
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    Kick@$$!

    Someday i'll do one... Someday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by voltman View Post
    Good stuff!

    I hear there are women at these triathlon thingies. No pics of them?


    Fredo, you're my older brother and I love you...but don't ever take sides, with anyone, against the family again...ever.

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    Congratulations on finishing!
    May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

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    Right on, Chris! Good job!

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    That is an awesome story! I've wanted to do a 70.3 but I don't think I have a full IM in me. Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjbruin View Post
    It's a pretty long read...but it has a few pictures to look at

    http://www.betheball.com/IMAZ2008.htm

    For those of you who just want the summary version...

    It was HOT

    It was WINDY

    It was PAINFUL

    I FINISHED!!!

    I'm tired.
    But now you're spoiled- you'll want somebody to pull your westuit off you at every race now! (Isn't that niiiice?)

    Great job! I'm jealous! (Victim of last year's IMAZ)

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    wow man that was really inspiring. lol, for some crazy reason i have tears in my eyes.

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    Great write-up Chris, thanks. Unfortunately, i don't think my knees will ever tolerate that much running, so it's Sprints and maybe an Olympic for me. As Markg says, 'Float, HAMMER, jog'

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