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2017 IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RACE REPORT

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2017 IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
RACE REPORT KAILUA-KONA, HAWAII OCTOBER 14, 2017


The following is my race report for the Ironman World Championship race held on the Big Island (Hawaii).  It is a long race report as I start back when I qualified in late September of 2016 and carry forward to the actual race.  I hope it’s not too boring and that the reader can take away some tidbit of information that either helps them prepare for their next race or simply enjoy reading what the experience was like.  I broke it with titles for various topics, so you can skip to whatever you may prefer to read.  This is simply to provide insight to the approach I took and what the race was like, but I emphasize there are many ways (many probably better) to reach the finish line successfully other than mine.  The key is to have fun doing it.
QUALIFYING FOR IMWC My qualifying race was at Ironman Chattanooga in 2016.  I’d trained very hard for it over the previous six months.  It was a hot day hitting 97 degrees …