The format of Ironman remains unchanged to this day. Each race starts with a 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile bike, and a 26.2 mile run. Those that finish in the allotted time proudly bear the name Ironman. And last Saturday, my husband became one of those.
|Getting ready for the race. A little nervous.|
|Last minute gear check. His bib # was 1010. My brother's birthday was October 10. So cool.|
|Before the start with Honey and Cramer. He is so handsome!|
|The swim start was incredible! Such an amazing atmosphere! The cannon is about to sound!|
|He finished the swim in 1:37. Getting out of the water, smiling.|
|T1. Getting ready for the bike.|
|Transition. Stopped to say hello to Luke, who was not too sure about the crazy helmet.|
|Leaving for a very long bike ride.|
|Bike is complete. Took about 6 hours. Running into T2.|
|The beginning of a very long run. At 3 o'clock in the afternoon. It is 91 degrees and the sun is so intense.|
|He ran. And ran. And ran.|
|A little encouragement from Pops & Marley.|
|Still running strong. This was just 3 miles from the finish! The sun is going down and it is finally cooling off.|
|Stopped for a quick hug. I am so proud of him.|
|Support crew. :)|
|He finished! "Adam Martin, you are an Ironman!" Time 13:46:26. Absolutely incredible!|
|Adam's proud parents. They were out there all day! Do you see that smile? He looked awesome!|
|Proud coach. Matt has coached Adam's training for a year! Go Outrival!|
|And a very, very, very proud love.|
Adam finished the race strong and smiling.
It was the most incredible day.