My brother-in-law, Brett, is an Ironman! What’s an Ironman you ask? Well, an Ironman is a crazy person who completes a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, followed by a full 26.2 mile marathon, as fast as they can.
It was quite a sight, hundreds of ironman hopefuls rushing into the ocean at 7:00am.
We were Brett’s cheerleaders and ran around the course to each spot we could see him – when he finished the swim and started the bike, halfway through the bike, when he finished the bike and started the run, halfway through the run, and of course at the finish line.
Brett was looking good on the bike at mile 70! And he had the best cheerleader – his sweet girlfriend Anne. She was there with him all along the way, a whole year of training and at the finish line.
Hooray! Congratulations, Brett! Your family is so proud of you! YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!
PS – This Youtube video below is the best summary I’ve seen of what an Ironman is… It’ll make you laugh, I promise.
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