Ironman 70.3 World Champs – Spectating (part 2 – Sunday)

So today is Father’s Day here in Australia as well as the 70.3 World Championships.  So my eldest daughter decided that I shouldn’t do anything alone.  So she was up with me at 5:30am to head to the swim start.

It was almost perfect race conditions for the swim.  I was very surprised to see the deep water start, but what an amazing change to the traditional beach start here at the Sunshine Coast 70.3 ironman!  Ella decided to surprise me with my Father’s Day present on the beach just after the pro field starts!

Back up toward transition to watch athletes transitioning and mounting the bikes.  We headed back to our unit for breakfast before we had to headed to our aid station on the run we were volunteering at.

Our day was unbelievably busy, handing out Redbull Water mix (50/50 solution), water & ice!  We saw all the field of over 3000 competitiors 4 times each!  It made for a very sticky wet arms & feet.

By 3pm the aid station was almost packed up, the drinks running dry & the compeitors were few & far between. Time for us to roll back to our hotel & find out who the winners were.

It was a long day and the ice cold drinks this evening were well earned!  Congratulations to Tim Reed, Holly Lawerence & each & every athlete that competed today!  It was hot, the wind blew up and it was dry.  The conditions got tougher & tougher as the day wore on, making it harder & harder for those athletes still on course.

From a spectators view point I believe the day was a massive success, congratulations ironman on another super successful event!  I would love to hear what the athletes thought of the course and event organization?  Comment below!

Till next time, build consistency, keep smiling & live to Tri!

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