Ironman Canada 2012
Wow! What a weekend it was up in Penticton for Ironman Canada 2012. First there was the very active discussion regarding the new Challenge group taking over the 2013 event in Penticton, and the question of where does Ironman Canada end up for 2013?
But once we got to Sunday morning, it was all business. The SAA showed itself as a real force at Ironman not only by all of the people racing, but by the huge number of people volunteering.
Every SAA member that stood at the start finished the race in the allotted time. Amazing! The Ironman Canada finishers included Jackie Davidson (Kona qualifier!), Joanne Fox, Jan Frail, Rob Herron, Dave Holder, Dianne Kaltenegger, Andy Palaniak, Les Pereira, Mark Pinckard, Joanne Rooney, and Russell Sham. There were a number of new personal best times set. And BIG congratulations to all those who made this their first Iron distance finish!
And finally, a very special congratulations go out to Russell, who not only finished his first Ironman, but who proposed to his girlfriend in spectacular fashion at the finish line to the live commentary of Steve King, and the cheers of the hundreds of spectators there to witness it. Andâ€¦ she said YES!
Well done everyone!