This brings me to the subject of my post - why slower Ironman triathletes actually have it better.
- Reason #1: People at the back of the pack are more fun. We chat, we joke, we support each other throughout the event.
- Reason #2: Running at night is much cooler than running in the day.
- Reason #3: Runner's trots? What's that?
- Reason #4: Your family and friends get to suffer almost just as much as you as they spectate for 16+ hours.
- Reason #5: You can eat a sandwich in transition, and it won't really affect your competitive standing.
- Reason #6: You will never be forced to accept a large, unwieldy, heavy, scary age group prize which may result in excess/heavy baggage airline fees (yes, the scale reads 9.4 pounds):
Ironman Cozumel Age Group Winner: Prize-Winner or Burden-Getter?
Ironman Cozumel Age Group Trophy: Or as I like to call it, The Scary Head on the Mantle who mysteriously watches me watching TV
See my Palenque label for more adventures from the mysterious head on the mantle.