Results are rolling in
Lynn Ratnavale 12:41:38
Ihan Kim 13:06:34
Everyone else is in the last 13.1 miles of their run.
Very exciting :)
Good news: everyone who came to Wisconsin as mortals walked away as Iromans.
Bad news: not sure how many of them are sterile this morning
Lynn Ratnavale 12:41:38
Ihan Kim 13:06:34
Jordan, Bradford 13:19:51
Kennedy, Julie 14:15:25
Dilks, Angela 14:50:59
Burk, Suzann 15:26:59
Hartman, Douglas 15:44:49
Maloney, Carol 15:46:07
Lynn, Brad, Angie, Julie, and Doug are multiple times Ironman finishers.
Ihan is a first timer ... not sure about the rest
Congrats all :)
Awesome race all! IM Moo is a deceptively tough course. You are all Ironman!!
It is indeed a deceptively hard course. So congrats to all finishers--you guys rocked Madison! Nice work.
For those considering this race vs. the other IM-branded races, there are some distinct advantages:
--The University of Wisconsin student population comes out for this event in full force, the entire 140.6 miles. Granted, they may just use the event as an excuse to party, but, still, they're on the sidelines cheering you on the entire way. And the small city of Verona, where the lollipop of the bike course starts, puts on a spectacle that would rival Kona's finish line.
--It seems to be much more friendly to family members. My friends and family never had any difficulty parking within a couple blocks of the central hub of activity. In other races (CDA, FLA), parking for family becomes are real burden.
--The most unusual transition area you'll ever see, up and down the Helix of Lake Monona.
--Probably the prettiest bike course on the entire IM circuit. Miles and miles of picturesque scenery. I didn't see a lot of Holtstein cows (where IM Moo derives its name) but it was still incredibly beautiful.
--Book your hotel rooms early. Hotels sell out almost a year in advance.
Congrats to everyone. I saw Lynn R. on the run and she was tearing up the course. She finished with an amazing time on a difficult course.
You know what else is deceptively hard about IM Moo???....registering online!
Congrats to all 2010 finishers!!
Sandy ... there are a lot of people out there with nothing better to do with their $600 than to hit refresh on the active.com page :)
I had my entire family online with my credit card when I registered for IMFL a few years back. I also noticed that my little sister had a lot of new shoes in the subsequent months.
That's not a bad idea...
For anyone hoping to register (like me!), IM HQ said there are spots left and they'll reopen it sometime this week, so keep checking both the race website and the main IM site for that announcement. Good luck!
Great job to all the finishers! Make sure to go to Essen Haus for a glass boot full of beer. And someone please bring me back a slice of Ian's Pizza, please and thank you.
Ian's Pizza--yes, but I vote for Great Dane beer. The Old Glory APA or the Scotch Ale. And this time of year they might have New Glarus Belgian Red on tap, too.... yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
CONGRATS to all the Ironmen and women who smashed the course yesterday!!
What a great day for triathlons!!
The latest from the WTC on registration for 2011:
"Please check back on Tuesday, September 14 at 3:00pm ET for an update on when online registration will re-open. PLEASE NOTE: Online registration will NOT re-open PRIOR to 12:00pm ET on Wednesday, September 15."
Good luck all on getting in!!
Hi all - thanks for the messages, they were much appreciated!
For those thinking of pulling the trigger on IMWI 2011, it's worth it for all the reasons trimontana said. I'm sitting out for 2011, but definitely would recommend it. Note - at the pre-race dinner, they said there were 1200 first-timers. Of course, one of them was a 21-year old U-Wisco student who was doing her first triathlon. Ever. I saw her at the expo after and she finished sub-12:30.
More detailed RR to come.
I 100% recommend this race!
As my first Ironman, it exceeded all of my expectations - the course was phenominal and the volunteers and crowd support were simply amazing.
Even the mass swim start wasn't as bad as I had imagined it - my swim was super slow but was actually enjoyable at times.
It was great to see Jenny Crawford at the run special needs bags - thanks for the shout out and support Jenny!
And thanks to all of the folks at the CUA swims over the training season.
I'm happy to talk to anyone with questions about IMOO.