Tuesday, September 9, 2008

See how it unfolded

kudos to the folks at Sharendipity for turning us on to Twitter - you can see how the whole day unfolded..

Sat, 11:57:19 a.m. see everyone at the Welcome Reception - Grey’s Tied House, 3 p.m.!
Sat, 09:13:45 p.m. Hello world! What a great day - and thanks for being spotters for these athletes! cya manana….
Sat, 11:52:37 p.m. man, why am I still up when I have to be up at 4:30 a.m.? Sigh…..

Sun, 06:19:09 a.m. at HQ, getting ready! the BIG DAY
Sun, 06:21:00 a.m. For those following us out on the course, send msgs to number 40404, and in the message body, type ‘@triabetes I saw so and so on here!’
Sun, 06:32:55 a.m. the sun is coming up. gorgeous!
Sun, 06:33:54 a.m. 25 minutes until start…. clear sky’s; fingers crossed that it holds
Sun, 06:38:05 a.m. the excitement is running hi! TONS of people at start… I can see them from the window! Jam packed.
Sun, 06:38:26 a.m. http://twitpic.com/alkr
Sun, 06:38:42 a.m. heading down in minutes…. photos on the way
Sun, 06:51:25 a.m. Pros are off!!!!
Sun, 06:53:19 a.m. Triathletes are getting into the water. 9 min until start. Many are in the water already
Sun, 06:55:03 a.m. Wish sending photos was working. *Perfect* Start… Sun is up, mostly clear, high 50’s, a little breeze… Great!
Sun, 06:57:38 a.m. Most of the athletes are in the water. Just heard a roar from then in the water
Sun, 06:58:12 a.m. 2200 athletes in the water

Sun, 07:00:05 a.m. Holding the line… Boats getting out of the way… BANG…. Crowd goes crazy!!! They are off!
Sun, 07:00:29 a.m. It is like white water! WOW
Sun, 07:01:17 a.m. That is impressive
Sun, 07:04:53 a.m. http://twitpic.com/almc
Sun, 07:07:34 a.m. http://twitpic.com/almg
Sun, 07:12:33 a.m. Swimmers are spreading out now
Sun, 07:14:32 a.m. Pros are coming around for their second lap
Sun, 07:22:39 a.m. http://twitpic.com/alo0
Sun, 07:23:11 a.m. Mandatory bike-lust picture (sorry!)
Sun, 07:24:38 a.m. Crowds spreading out over a half mile ok the lake.. Some very colorful shirts, some with slogans not appropriate for a family news feed :)
Sun, 07:26:47 a.m. http://twitpic.com/aloa
Sun, 07:27:43 a.m. http://twitpic.com/aloe
Sun, 07:29:15 a.m. Hot air balloon coming over the lake where the swimmers are
Sun, 07:29:36 a.m. Here come the pros….
Sun, 07:31:57 a.m. http://twitpic.com/alon
Sun, 07:33:22 a.m. Lots of coffee being consumed by this crowd
Sun, 07:34:59 a.m. Ah, coffee, crowds, little kids all over the place doing what the do best (being cute)… And the smashing pumpkins blaring from speakers
Sun, 07:45:55 a.m. those on the course who have cameras? call Adam (or come to HQ) and we’ll get them up on the web!
Sun, 07:51:08 a.m. unscrewing safety locks on 8 story windows so we can get our banner out on the side of the building so people can see it… life is good
Sun, 07:54:07 a.m. who is writing about triabetes today? send the links in!

Sun, 08:00:04 a.m. getting prepared for bill carlson (bib # 1574) for coming out of the swim
Sun, 08:04:50 a.m. bills IN! SMOKING time
Sun, 08:05:22 a.m. He just ran by the triabetes supply table at the transition area
Sun, 08:08:30 a.m. @SEAGER Still in the water…. bill just came out
Sun, 08:12:34 a.m. I don’t know bill’s swim time exactly, but it was somewhere between 60-65 minutes…. for 2.4 miles? (swoon)
Sun, 08:16:49 a.m. Bill swam in 1:03
Sun, 08:17:01 a.m. athlete updates live at: http://tinyurl.com/68osuu
Sun, 08:18:02 a.m. you need these bib numbers to track people: Ann (2079), Steve Ahn(778) Dave (501), Steve Chop (1148), Bill Carlson(1574)….
Sun, 08:18:50 a.m. Brian (740), joe (1767), Aaron (204), Peter (426), John (543), Larry (1836), Steve Parker (1149)
Sun, 08:20:18 a.m. you can hear the crowds 5 blocks away on the 8th fl of a building…the transition is happening!
Sun, 08:20:59 a.m. message @triabetes if you would like specific updates on an athlete
Sun, 08:22:08 a.m. Peter is in!!!!! That surprised us here as no one knew he was *that* fast
Sun, 08:23:12 a.m. 1:61:52 for peter. Peter, you are a GOD. Smoke the bike buddy!
Sun, 08:25:01 a.m. Steve Ahn is just in… right behind peter…
Sun, 08:26:06 a.m. ok, so this is a group of gods…. sharks really
Sun, 08:34:27 a.m. the adrenaline is pumping at HQ….
Sun, 08:34:37 a.m. bunch of athletes just came in, in a row
Sun, 08:34:54 a.m. Steve parker: 1:30 (go steve!)
Sun, 08:35:30 a.m. joe: 1:25 (nice joe!)
Sun, 08:38:14 a.m. steve chop: 1:31…
Sun, 08:38:56 a.m. lots of IronFans (triabetes supporters) on the ramp between swim and bike
Sun, 08:39:23 a.m. they exit the lake and have to run up a helix car ramp up 4 stories to the top of a parking garage…. it is just lined with spectators!
Sun, 08:39:43 a.m. The noise is unbelievable! we can hear it blocks away, and those who are there say it is wild
Sun, 08:40:31 a.m. Dave’s out! 1:32…. great time dave
Sun, 08:44:28 a.m. haha… just received a note saying dave’s alive. you bet he is!!!
Sun, 08:45:00 a.m. Perry’s out. 1:40. All right perry!
Sun, 08:45:29 a.m. for many, the swim is the toughest leg; while it is the first, so you are fresh, it can just take a lot out of ya…
Sun, 08:45:49 a.m. the word is that they are looking QUITE good
Sun, 08:46:16 a.m. Larry Smith is out!
Sun, 08:46:32 a.m. brian is out!
Sun, 08:48:37 a.m. oh oh… we are getting word that brian came out with peter…but the tracker doesn’t show him having come out of the water. We’ll find him
Sun, 08:53:00 a.m. everyone is out
Sun, 08:53:36 a.m. anne is out at 1:46
Sun, 08:54:00 a.m. larry was out in 1:41
Sun, 08:54:14 a.m. and John came out with Ann at 1:46
Sun, 08:54:48 a.m. the triabetes table at the transition area says that brian did indeed come out quite early…. but the tracker isn’t showing that.
Sun, 08:54:59 a.m. shoot! I hope his chip is working!
Sun, 08:57:49 a.m. so all athletes are on the bike course… time to go grab some coffee! brb

Sun, 09:09:22 a.m. word from @ClaudiaLaycock is that anne picked up bike and is through the transition area
Sun, 09:09:44 a.m. she was on Aaron’s heel
Sun, 09:19:22 a.m. a bunch of family and volunteers have been stopping by; getting directions, extra tee-shirts, and saying hello. Feel free to do the s a.m.e!
Sun, 09:22:35 a.m. dave dropped some kit (not sure what…) in the transition area…and asked michelle to look around…so that is what they are doing
Sun, 09:43:06 a.m. families are popping up out of the woodwork at triabetes HQ; nice folks
Sun, 09:43:42 a.m. the triabetes folks at the transition area are back; they are completely jazzed. Everyone was looking fantastic
Sun, 09:51:09 a.m. to put bill’s swim time of 1:03 in perspective, the pro’s were finishing it in 55 minutes; bill was only 8 minutes behind them. hot
Sun, 09:58:37 a.m. NOTICE: Brian Foster’s chip is NOT working. if you see him, let him know.

Sun, 10:01:45 a.m. the weather is changing… it was getting quite warm but now it is getting a hazy and overcast…. fingers crossed that it is not a storm
Sun, 10:03:16 a.m. people have asked about blood-sugars. Only one athlete was a little low…everyone else was just about *perfect*.
Sun, 10:04:51 a.m. bill and Brian just passed Mt. Horeb
Sun, 10:09:01 a.m. NOTICE: brian foster knows his chip is not working… he needs to tell an official or transition person (someone in green)
Sun, 10:22:12 a.m. Hello to Dr. Matt from the Triabetes HQ crew!
Sun, 10:27:42 a.m. JR from insulindependence is on his way to HQ!
Sun, 10:28:19 a.m. The finish line is getting setup (though we have some time!)
Sun, 10:32:18 a.m. http://twitpic.com/am9b
Sun, 10:33:11 a.m. Ah, some pre-race jitters on the sidewalk; no photo needed
Sun, 10:35:20 a.m. http://twitpic.com/am9h
Sun, 10:36:44 a.m. http://twitpic.com/am9s
Sun, 10:41:46 a.m. http://twitpic.com/amat
Sun, 10:42:15 a.m. Bill is headed back into Verona on Midtown Rd. Yeah Bill!!!
Sun, 10:42:34 a.m. Folks relaxing at the starbucks right at the finish line; they are doing mucho business
Sun, 10:53:52 a.m. They are putting a new chip on brian’s shoe

Sun, 11:08:03 a.m. Peter and Brian are headed into Verona. Way to go guys!!!
Sun, 11:09:02 a.m. Estimating bill hitting the next transition between 1:10 and 1:20
Sun, 11:13:50 a.m. estimating that P is going to finish the bike in 5:45. just tested in the 400s. run estimate=3:45
Sun, 11:14:38 a.m. race photos on the triabetes facebook page!
Sun, 11:16:28 a.m. Steve Ahn on Old Sauk Pass- yeah Steve!!!
Sun, 11:17:16 a.m. Multiple bill sightings throughout Verona. Keep the updates flowing!
Sun, 11:18:04 a.m. @ClaudiaLaycock thanks for the update.
Sun, 11:18:10 a.m. Bill is almost halfway- you’re a rockstar.
Sun, 11:21:06 a.m. What a town. There are runners and bikers all over the place.
Sun, 11:21:56 a.m. Streams of spectators on bikes heading to Verona. I’m not one of them; on a bus instead :(
Sun, 11:22:58 a.m. Aaron just left Mt. Horeb
Sun, 11:30:45 a.m. Triabetes pics: http://tinyurl.com/69rmu3
Sun, 11:31:25 a.m. @tricia with some updates (thanks!). Brian and pete still neck and neck, passing the half way mark
Sun, 11:32:14 a.m. John Moore just went thru stagecoach
Sun, 11:32:26 a.m. Chris letting us know from the bike course that there is some grade A partying going on. People are having a great time
Sun, 11:33:31 a.m. Chop, Ahn, and Brady at Midtown.
Sun, 11:35:07 a.m. The weather is cooling off a bit, with just a slight breeze. Mid to high 60’s
Sun, 11:35:27 a.m. NOTICE: Does anyone know if Bill is near Verona?
Sun, 11:36:31 a.m. John Moore on Timber now.
Sun, 11:37:03 a.m. Parker is on Old Sauk Pass
Sun, 11:39:19 a.m. Anne is on Old Sauk- way to go Anne!!!!!
Sun, 11:43:30 a.m. It is a festival out here on the bike course! Thousands of spectators tailgating… :)
Sun, 11:45:45 a.m. Bill just got on 92
Sun, 11:45:49 a.m. 16 yr olds on security detail… You don’t see that everyday :D
Sun, 11:47:32 a.m. Steve anne just went by Verona HS
Sun, 11:48:20 a.m. Steve Parker, Anne Findlay, John Moore on Timber Lane- keep it up guys!!!
Sun, 11:52:41 a.m. An athlete is about 6 min behind steve ahn…. Missed who it was
Sun, 11:54:49 a.m. Ahn and chop passed half way mark
Sun, 11:55:18 a.m. Bill passed 92 about 5 min ago
Sun, 11:55:55 a.m. Hang in there P!!!
Sun, 11:58:36 a.m. P is on Hwy G
Sun, 11:59:04 a.m. People have a lot of energy on the bike here… They are universally jazzed

Sun, 12:02:51 p.m. Miles, you’re the man. Rock on.
Sun, 12:03:33 p.m. John just passed Verona HS. Looking fantastic, and giving a good wave
Sun, 12:10:31 p.m. John Moore passed Verona hs about 8min ago
Sun, 12:12:17 p.m. Bill just cleared Mt. Horeb
Sun, 12:18:04 p.m. Steve 3.0 just went by Verona hs
Sun, 12:19:04 p.m. Larry is through old sauk pass! good work!
Sun, 12:19:21 p.m. Steve just passed Verona
Sun, 12:24:49 p.m. 501 passed Verona hs
Sun, 12:31:57 p.m. Anne passed Verona, looking top notch
Sun, 12:34:29 p.m. Dave passed verona hs 9 minutes ago
Sun, 12:38:22 p.m. http://twitpic.com/amv1
Sun, 12:38:44 p.m. Hockey on the course; anytime anywhere
Sun, 12:42:50 p.m. Larry and Aaron at Midtown.
Sun, 12:43:36 p.m. Wind picking up on the course
Sun, 12:43:45 p.m. Peter and Brian passed J and Garfoot
Sun, 12:44:21 p.m. The speedy ones are going through Verona now
Sun, 12:45:35 p.m. The water stop is awesome… They are doing running handoffs
Sun, 12:48:17 p.m. Some are coming off the hill towards the aid station and they are flying
Sun, 12:50:20 p.m. The volunteers on the course are awesome.
Sun, 12:51:11 p.m. When they make a successful handoff, there is pleasantries passed and they are excited
Sun, 12:57:45 p.m. Aaron just went through Verona aid station. Cruising!

Sun, 01:03:52 p.m. Bill Carlson passed S on Timber Ln. Bill is on fire!!!!
Sun, 01:05:53 p.m. Blair is staked out on Mile 66
Sun, 01:08:47 p.m. NOTICE: Blair has insulin at 102 mark
Sun, 01:10:23 p.m. Blair you’re a rockstar.
Sun, 01:17:36 p.m. HELLO WORLD: Bill Carlson has 21 left to go on the bike and requests a chili dog.
Sun, 01:18:53 p.m. Steve Ahn headed to cross plains.
Sun, 01:23:24 p.m. P is on Old Sauk Rd. Keep it up Nero!!!
Sun, 01:25:36 p.m. Brian Foster is thru Old Sauk Rd. You’re the man, Big B.
Sun, 01:25:55 p.m. Bill passed Verona aid station: at 102
Sun, 01:26:03 p.m. We can hear cheering here at HQ!
Sun, 01:26:57 p.m. Brady is on Garfoot to Cross Plains. Yeah Joe!!!!!!!!!!
Sun, 01:27:54 p.m. Anne is headed into Mt. Horeb.
Sun, 01:28:42 p.m. John Moore on Garfoot headed to Cross Plains.
Sun, 01:41:50 p.m. Peter and Brian just finished Midtown Rd.
Sun, 01:51:33 p.m. Peter FLEW through vernona
Sun, 01:52:01 p.m. Brian was one min behind looking awesome
Sun, 01:59:24 p.m. Aaron is out :-(

Sun, 02:00:02 p.m. chop is at midtown
Sun, 02:00:31 p.m. Dave passed Mt. horeb about 10 min ago
Sun, 02:01:18 p.m. SHOOT: Aaron dropped
Sun, 02:05:11 p.m. Ahn thru Old Sauk
Sun, 02:06:06 p.m. Leaving Verona with a full bus of spectators. There is an unbelievable amount of energy considering
Sun, 02:07:32 p.m. Next to cyclists on bus; they are smoothly passing us
Sun, 02:09:13 p.m. Oh man! Cyclist crashed at intersection. She got up but her bike looks trashed. Oh that sucks
Sun, 02:11:35 p.m. I missed the fried milk curds at Verona. I guess I haven’t lived yet
Sun, 02:23:36 p.m. Update about Aaron coming
Sun, 02:29:47 p.m. Adam, yer da bomb :-p
Sun, 02:38:34 p.m. Bill exited T2!!!
Sun, 02:40:01 p.m. Brady over the big hill and heading towards verona
Sun, 02:41:32 p.m. Joe had a low bg (38!) that he had to deal with; slowed him up bit I’m glad he can still go!
Sun, 02:45:29 p.m. john moore cruised through verona and blair reports he is looking gooooood ;)
Sun, 02:46:02 p.m. for those following and concerned about Peter, we have placed extra insulin (needles and vials, plus 2 extra omni-pods) at T2
Sun, 02:46:58 p.m. we are sending people to the start and end of the T2 transition to sync up with him…
Sun, 02:47:26 p.m. SO, things are looking good
Sun, 02:48:07 p.m. UPDATE: that was quick… it has been confirmed directly that Peter is *OK*
Sun, 02:50:09 p.m. we are a bit behind on some updates….
Sun, 02:51:16 p.m. BILL: did the bike at 6:07 and is out on the running course
Sun, 02:52:08 p.m. Peter: 6:10 bike… yikes! he is also out on the run
Sun, 02:52:38 p.m. the times we are getting are about 10-15 min delayed
Sun, 02:52:38 p.m. the times we are getting are about 10-15 min delayed
Sun, 02:53:36 p.m. oh shoot… the word on Brian’s chip was that it was accidently left on his shoe :(. So we’ll have times for him soon..
Sun, 02:54:00 p.m. but when I saw him on Verona at 102 mile mark, he was about 1:30 min behind peter…and he was all smiles!
Sun, 02:55:39 p.m. We cannot get information about aaron while he is in medical… they won’t allow that… We’re trying to get info from them….
Sun, 02:55:49 p.m. but he is with medical; so he is with the pros
Sun, 02:57:56 p.m. anne is at midtown

Sun, 03:00:02 p.m. Peter and brian are together on the run… arm and arm! on the course together
Sun, 03:00:15 p.m. parker at midtown!
Sun, 03:02:33 p.m. dave should be just behind parker
Sun, 03:03:39 p.m. so for you number folks… peter jumped up his ranking by 250 spots
Sun, 03:09:44 p.m. blair got some good photos of John from the bus back to downtown from verona
Sun, 03:10:09 p.m. oh oh…. getting hungry at HQ… feeling grouchy! but what do we have to complain about :D
Sun, 03:15:22 p.m. ok, fingers crossed here…. larry is going to be close to the cutoff time for the bike (5:30).
Sun, 03:15:41 p.m. CHOP is on the run! woa, wasn’t expecting that… he made some great cycling time
Sun, 03:17:20 p.m. steve chop made some fantastic time on the bike: 6:25. well done steve!
Sun, 03:17:50 p.m. reports are flying furiously right now… we have our agents sneaking around (but with dead cell phones)
Sun, 03:19:58 p.m. Miles is down at the medical working on getting information about Aaron
Sun, 03:20:27 p.m. and miles sure can talk…because he got the race officials to clone brian’s bike/run time off of peter’s… they normally would NEVER do that
Sun, 03:21:30 p.m. miles; what is your secret?
Sun, 03:23:46 p.m. I’m taking my transition lessons from Chop; he FLEW through T2… obviously itching for more pain on the run. go steve!
Sun, 03:27:49 p.m. word from our secret sources is anne is looking MOST excellent, and smiling. what is WRONG with these people? I’m in pain and happy? ;)
Sun, 03:29:11 p.m. the stands are starting to fill for the pro’s crossing
Sun, 03:29:55 p.m. the movie crew is moving onto the running course (well, most of them anyway). and saw that sexy brian just run by!
Sun, 03:30:52 p.m. bill wants a chili dog… well bill, it is on the house!
Sun, 03:31:18 p.m. the HQ is starting to fill up; time to refuel a bit before heading back on the course (and plenty of bathroom stops for the little ones)
Sun, 03:31:49 p.m. the little guys are troopers! This is a long day with bus rides, weird eating schedules, little sleep… and they are hopping
Sun, 03:32:22 p.m. they want to know as much about their athletes as possible; I wish I had something more specific!
Sun, 03:32:31 p.m. We’ll send them back out again and let them scream to their hearts content
Sun, 03:33:00 p.m. ahn is in t2
Sun, 03:33:21 p.m. the crowd is going NUTZ outside
Sun, 03:35:32 p.m. the pro’s must be close…the crowds outside are really going crazy; 5-8 deep on the sidewalks around here
Sun, 03:36:05 p.m. the weather is holding out for us! slightly breezy, high 60’s, a bit hazy… we really lucked out so far (knock on wood!)
Sun, 03:37:08 p.m. joe is in transition… but he is tightening up. Aleve to the rescue. Joe, you are doing very very well
Sun, 03:38:00 p.m. Still working on finding about Aaron…. miles talked with the med folks and he isn’t with them (right now) and he isn’t in any hospital
Sun, 03:38:39 p.m. We are wondering if he stopped at a medical tent but did NOT drop out after all…. We’ll keep you posted
Sun, 03:38:56 p.m. drama, suspense, rumors… we bring it all!
Sun, 03:40:43 p.m. Joe…. well done. HQ is very excited about your Transition. So is your wife ;)
Sun, 03:41:40 p.m. Larry is on Timber… he is just before the big hill… we are estimating 60-75 min until finish. SMOKE it larry!
Sun, 03:42:18 p.m. Ray stopped in HQ… looking a bit sweaty but full of stories from the road. and swapping drives for the camera.
Sun, 03:42:55 p.m. from ray… hard to shoot today…. shades coming in and out… messing up with the shots.
Sun, 03:43:27 p.m. I’m getting in the way… asking ray too many questions…. oh, ray is telling me stories that I can’t really share. sorry!
Sun, 03:44:13 p.m. I wonder if Ray got some of these stories on tape…. heh
Sun, 03:44:39 p.m. john moore just came through transition
Sun, 03:46:33 p.m. sighting of john moore from the 8th story.
Sun, 03:47:36 p.m. ray got shots of everyone… and chatted them up
Sun, 03:48:19 p.m. Steve Chop said all he wants to do is finish up and see his kids.
Sun, 03:48:33 p.m. And pete wants a pizza…hahaha.
Sun, 03:50:44 p.m. joe’s run just started…. I hope you are feeling a bit better joe!
Sun, 03:51:01 p.m. ray almost got arrested! They didn’t have the proper credentials for the bike; they were threatened… but RAY…ray took it too them
Sun, 03:52:06 p.m. john said he feels great and is not that tired… fast run to you john
Sun, 03:52:57 p.m. ahn is fighting a headache…but clear pee. thanks steve (he lost his pricker, but is teating a lot now, went a bit high…but is clearing)
Sun, 03:53:45 p.m. teating? I can’t spell! He is treating his high and is doing well. On the run and his numbers are coming back down
Sun, 03:56:33 p.m. Bill said he was having a great day…. but that was after he lost it on the curb during transition… so I guess that is a good thing?
Sun, 03:56:51 p.m. he is getting prepped for chili dogs ;)
Sun, 03:58:21 p.m. John is running very well… great transition time and he just jumped into the run… watch out

Sun, 04:00:52 p.m. ohhhh… I’m looking at some of the footage from the course. Folks, you are in for a treat. the start footage is stunning
Sun, 04:04:02 p.m. ray is very excited about the footage
Sun, 04:05:02 p.m. the finish was spectacular…
Sun, 04:05:12 p.m. (not that I saw it…but that is the word!)
Sun, 04:09:53 p.m. brian is at picnic point
Sun, 04:10:13 p.m. that is half way through the first loop… so pretty much at a 10k
Sun, 04:12:19 p.m. Larry just went through verona… and going at a pretty good click
Sun, 04:13:42 p.m. about 30-40 minutes to go until larry hits the transition. Go Larry!!!
Sun, 04:21:04 p.m. bill is at the stadium; enjoying the screaming college students I’m sure… the roar in and around the stadium is supposed to be unreal
Sun, 04:22:35 p.m. that puts bill about 3/4 through his first loop (of two)
Sun, 04:26:35 p.m. oh! Ann is on the run!
Sun, 04:26:51 p.m. wicked fast T2 time to boot
Sun, 04:26:55 p.m. Nice bike ann; she made up some good time; jumping up in the rankings
Sun, 04:29:42 p.m. michelle just came back…with some good stories
Sun, 04:29:53 p.m. joe said “I got this thing”
Sun, 04:32:14 p.m. aaron cramped terribly…. oh man, that just stinks (and that is saying it politely)
Sun, 04:35:00 p.m. I missed out on the walking tacos…. frittos with chili. They are raving about it at HQ
Sun, 04:39:36 p.m. brian is a crazy man out there today. Screaming for his cheerleaders :D
Sun, 04:45:36 p.m. oh! brian just finished the half marathon. 8:05 mile. wowzers
Sun, 04:45:52 p.m. oh! Dave just rolled into T2…and in VERY high spirits.
Sun, 04:50:20 p.m. parker is in the transition!
Sun, 04:51:10 p.m. Peter is now in the 2nd part of the marathon….
Sun, 04:51:15 p.m. his split is looking good
Sun, 04:55:45 p.m. anne passed through spring and randall on the run
Sun, 04:55:55 p.m. right near the stadium
Sun, 04:58:36 p.m. ah, the damage of kids left unsupervised in the HQ… little rascals! ;)

Sun, 05:00:47 p.m. dave is though the transition! I’m calling to get the scoop from the inside source (his wife!)
Sun, 05:01:47 p.m. and steve parker just under the building about 4:50
Sun, 05:03:34 p.m. brian is high on adrenaline right now… running across the street to give *anyone* in a blue shirt a hi-five. brian is an animal.
Sun, 05:05:51 p.m. ok folks, cheer larry into T2!!!!
Sun, 05:14:52 p.m. peter and brian are well on their way on the 2nd loop… it sounds like they are approaching or through the stadium
Sun, 05:15:24 p.m. bill is approaching his first loop. Cheering for ya bill!!!!
Sun, 05:26:41 p.m. NICE!!!!!!!!! Larry is in T2. go larry go!
Sun, 05:27:21 p.m. all athletes on the course are now off the bike
Sun, 05:28:08 p.m. @seager thank you for the updates!
Sun, 05:29:53 p.m. it sounds like bill is finished with his first lap; he has been spotted on the course!
Sun, 05:34:23 p.m. larry is out on the course and looking great
Sun, 05:35:16 p.m. that is fantastic…. talking about gutz… he was close enough to the cutoff that they would have asked him if he wanted to stop the race
Sun, 05:35:54 p.m. the fact that he is out on the course speaks volumes. Larry, hats off to you. Those watching; cheer him on like crazy
Sun, 05:37:23 p.m. and larry had a great transition time; he focused and hustled out to the course
Sun, 05:43:21 p.m. Sorry folks; trying to upload more photos but no luck. The view from hq is awesome
Sun, 05:54:55 p.m. Ahn and Moore are on their way from the stadium.
Sun, 05:56:29 p.m. Larry @ Spring and Randall 1st lap
Sun, 05:57:08 p.m. Ahn, Brady, John back from Stadium

Sun, 06:05:53 p.m. About 1k from the finish line, spotting for the crew. Lots of gritted teeth and determination
Sun, 06:07:21 p.m. Heard that bill is still sick on the run, but he is utterly determine to finish…. And still cracking jokes
Sun, 06:09:25 p.m. Sun is going behind the buildings. The temp is a bit chilly in the shade, which is probably just perfect.
Sun, 06:09:36 p.m. Joe is c
Sun, 06:10:20 p.m. Joe is coming in for his first loop… Looking tough and determined
Sun, 06:15:03 p.m. The Boone boys (ahn and Moore) are running together, coming in for their first lap
Sun, 06:19:19 p.m. Joe on his way back out for his last loop
Sun, 06:23:55 p.m. Moore and ahn passed again, running together and cracking jokes between the two of them. Awesome
Sun, 06:39:42 p.m. Peter is about to cross!!!!’
Sun, 06:40:25 p.m. He is looking determined but with a VERY relaxed smooth gate
Sun, 06:41:36 p.m. Just saw Anne! Coming through for completing her first lap. She looked focused. Go Anne!
Sun, 06:46:54 p.m. Dave is cramping badly, and is going to finish but was planing on visiting an aid station to stretch it out and maybe pick something up
Sun, 06:47:31 p.m. Pete crossed and it was perfect
Sun, 06:50:47 p.m. Brian seriously cramped but the man is back on the course and within a few miles of crossing. Guts!

Sun, 07:06:22 p.m. It is now 12hrs into this most grueling of races, and most everyone still says thank you when you cheer them on
Sun, 07:09:01 p.m. As they once said ( but for something totally different) nuts!
Sun, 07:10:07 p.m. Brian is getting very close and is looking STRONG. Cheer him in
Sun, 07:26:21 p.m. Brian is meeting up with his buddy
Sun, 07:26:52 p.m. As he said, it was hairy there for a bit, but he made it
Sun, 07:27:33 p.m. And yes he did!!! With a smile
Sun, 07:32:29 p.m. Parker is looking very solid. He wants a faster pair of legs, but he likes the rest of himself.
Sun, 07:39:24 p.m. Dave is now on his second lap. He is hurting quite a bit but everything is showing a massive dose of grit. Let’s bring him home
Sun, 07:40:08 p.m. Parker came back around to start his second lap with a good pick-me-up
Sun, 07:43:02 p.m. There goes dave for his second lap, with a power fist in the air
Sun, 07:44:24 p.m. These people are crazy
Sun, 07:44:48 p.m. Stating the obvious of course!!
Sun, 07:46:13 p.m. No updates on joe except that he started his 2nd lap about 100 min ago
Sun, 07:52:12 p.m. “wet water. Come get your wet water. The best water in Wisconsin”
Sun, 07:54:25 p.m. There are 9 on the course. Bring them home!
Sun, 07:57:52 p.m. It is dark out here! Fall is here

Sun, 08:02:29 p.m. Larry is coming around for his first lap, and he is looking like he has only run a half marathon. It was *great* to see him
Sun, 08:02:54 p.m. Bill is passing mile 23
Sun, 08:03:15 p.m. Go bill! The dude defines tough
Sun, 08:05:55 p.m. Larry might have had a rough bike, but nothing is going to stop him now
Sun, 08:06:42 p.m. He’s going to be testing soon, but all his kit is in working order
Sun, 08:20:58 p.m. Steve chop is coming in with a singular focus. The man is finishing right now. Wow is he determined.
Sun, 08:22:56 p.m. He saw me, kicked it up, and we were barely ready for him. He pulled that out of his suitcase of courage :)
Sun, 08:28:56 p.m. The costumes are out! I’m sharing the street with batman and a roman…. Something
Sun, 08:31:41 p.m. A guy I met on the plane, a stranger, is finishing!!! It is awesome what we are seeing out here
Sun, 08:36:44 p.m. Chop gave it all at the finish line. He is ok and finished with …. Well, I’m at a loss to describe it
Sun, 08:39:56 p.m. Chop had to visit the wiZards with IV’s and salt, and came out on top
Sun, 08:42:51 p.m. Joe Brady is coming in…. With understated courage
Sun, 08:43:35 p.m. Joe, our hats are off to you. Folks, give him a big cheer
Sun, 08:44:56 p.m. Chop just wants to see his kids
Sun, 08:56:09 p.m. Bill is coming in! He hit it hard and really pushed, but the last bit was rough. Yet he refocused and brought it home
Sun, 08:56:51 p.m. Ahn and moore are on his tail! They might finish together!!!!
Sun, 08:57:58 p.m. Trifecta! Steve and john ran it together, and looked so strong at the end
Sun, 08:59:32 p.m. Bill, it wasn’t the race you wanted, but it was a thrill to see you push it. Kudos

Sun, 09:04:37 p.m. Even batman is inspired
Sun, 09:06:01 p.m. Here comes the rain! Well, sprinkles really
Sun, 09:06:30 p.m. Ok.. Rain it is
Sun, 09:21:55 p.m. This is awesome!!! In the rain comes Anne! With one focus… A lady with a mission. Bring it home Anne!
Sun, 09:25:06 p.m. The rain is letting up
Sun, 09:27:54 p.m. We hear that dave is working the miles off, with buckets of courage
Sun, 09:29:26 p.m. The crazies are out!!!
Sun, 09:39:42 p.m. The cheese heads are spotted! Now I feel like I’ve been in the cheese state!
Sun, 09:41:38 p.m. 3 to go! They’re coming home
Sun, 09:46:52 p.m. It is getting quieter on the streets, except for the finish line, which we can here blocks away
Sun, 09:47:24 p.m. Stop light are blinking
Sun, 09:53:17 p.m. These people are in such amazing shape, but it has been a mental game for hrs now.

Sun, 10:31:05 p.m. Parker is coming in! He kept asking where he was going to meet his iron kid; nothing else mattered. The crowd is going to roar him across
Sun, 10:34:19 p.m. The crowd at the finish line is loud!
Sun, 10:56:33 p.m. Larry is here! He was running with his son and just looking so solid. Larry, happy 60th!
Sun, 10:57:08 p.m. So solid, and going at a good smooth clip to boot

Sun, 11:17:54 p.m. And there it is! DAVE finished
Sun, 11:18:48 p.m. And what a finish it was! He couldn’t have smiled any bigger. PARTY
Sun, 11:57:22 p.m. and then my batteries died after that last msg
Sun, 11:57:34 p.m. Seeing dave cross was the icing.
Sun, 11:58:19 p.m. The athletes are bed; we are cleaning up hq…and tomorrow the stories start
Sun, 11:58:37 p.m. they’re yelling in the last of the athletes as there are less than 2 minutes until they close the course!

Mon, 12:00:08 a.m. and there they go! The red flashing lights bring up a group of athletes…and they are going nuts crossing the finishing line
Mon, 12:00:53 a.m. there it is!!! The end of Ironman Wisconsin 2008. 12 athletes with Type1. Hats off guys and gal.
Mon, 12:01:00 a.m. night

Mon, 03:03:45 p.m. Triabetes thanks everyone for twittering on race day! We’re glad you enjoyed the excitement and thank Sharendipity for headquarter use!

1 comment:

bigmike600 said...

You are one of the most amazing people EVER. Nice job and we cheered as hard as we could for all the Triabetes folks.

Oh and we signed up for 09:)