Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ironman Finisher 2nd place age group

Lorie and our family

Lorie finished 2nd in her age group.

It has been a very exciting weekend for the Armstrong family. My wife Lorie is a Triathlete for those of you that don't know. She just concluded her 4th Ford Ironman Triathlon this weekend in Tempe. She placed 2nd in her age group. The time difference from first to third was about 3 minutes. That is a close race considering it is over 140 mile course. The full Ironman course is a 140.6 mile race. It is a race that is a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and a marathon 26.2 mile run all back to back to back.

She had a great race! She was ether in first or second place for almost 138 miles when a women from Canada passed her with 2 miles to go. Her finishing time qualified her a spot to compete in the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii next April. WOW! That's my girl.

1 comment:

Tony Blei said...

Way to go Lori!

Brad, were you running beside her all the way encouraging her? You are the MAN!

Happy Thanksgiving you wild Turkeys!