I just learned that Sarah Reinertsen will be in town for the race. For those unfamiliar with Sarah, she is the first above the knee amputee to become an Ironman. And she did it amazing fashion, completing the race at Kona. In addition to her website, she has a blog you can visit.
In addition to running the race, Sarah will be spending time with local triathletes. We have the opportunity to do a training run with her on Friday. On Saturday, she will be the featured speaker at the pre-race pasta dinner. On Sunday, she will see how badly she can kick my butt, with either leg.
One of the cooler factors of triathlons, mentioned frequently by others, is the ability to spend time with some of the most elite and most famous participants in the sport. And while there may be others with more experience, spending time with a young lady who has so much heart and dedication is bound to have a hugely positive impact on my triathlon efforts.