Monday, July 24, 2006

I am an Ironman!


It wasn't always pretty, it wasn't perfect but I finished in 13.28. I'll give all the beautiful details next week but a top three highlight was fellow competitor Catherine, also a first time Ironman, recognizing me during the bike as the author of The Merrill Life. I floated for the next 10 miles.

Swear to god, Mike Reilly said, as I crossed the finish line with Ben and Sam (dream come true), "Merrill you are an Ironman."

I am breaking 12.30 in 2008. Swear to god.

5 comments:

catherine griffin said...

woo hoo!!!!!!! congratulations. it really was fortuitous to have caught site of your name on the race number. could have easily gone all day and not seen you amongst the 2100 others. gives ya that great small-world/unity feeling. congratulations merrill, you are an ironman ... and so am i!
catherine

whatupwilly said...

Merrill (and Catherine) congrats you two!!!

Merrill..2008? What happened to Ironman Canada next year with me?

I was following your progress online for most of the day. Every time you finished a leg (swim, first 56 mi bike, next 56 mi bike, run, etc) I was so pumped that you kept on going! Just awesome...

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