Sunday, August 26, 2007

It's Official!!!

I just spoke with IronPol who was feeling great!!

He forgot to stop his watch (don't we all!) at the finish but ran somewhere close to a 5:02 marathon for a rocking unofficial time of 13 hours and 12 minutes!!!

It was a great race as IronPol held his pace right up until mile 15, when he ran out steam a bit. He found someone to walk with for a few miles before pulling it together for the final 6 miles with an awesome pace to the finish.

Congratulations IronPol! You are truly "Iron" Pol tonight. Now, IronPol is off for some food and well-deserved recovery time with the Pol family.


Anonymous said...

Good job, bro.

Your Sister

Wendy said...


(And many thanks, Tri-Daddy, for keeping folks in the know.)

Brent Buckner said...



And, per your post of August 18th, do count it as an "amazing" day.


Thanks for blog sitting!

Wil said...

AWESOME!!! Congrats! You earned it :)

Wil said...

PS: Thanks TarheelTri!

George Schweitzer said...

We're not worthy! We're not worthy!

Veeg said...


stronger said...

Big Congrats IronPol!

Curly Su said...

amazing job out there today! congrats!!!!

Nancy Toby said...

Well done indeed, IRON POL!! You have truly earned the title!!

Here are your numbers, just in case you're checking and is frozen up like usual:

1:31:01 6:20:47 5:02:34 13:12:50 755

TOTAL SWIM 2.4 mi. (1:31:01) 2:23/100m 1411

FIRST BIKE SEGMENT 22 mi (1:14:32) 17.71 mph
SECOND BIKE SEGMENT 23 mi (1:15:01) 18.40 mph
THIRD BIKE SEGMENT 30 mi (1:45:04) 17.13 mph
FINAL BIKE SEGMENT 37 mi (2:06:10) 17.60 mph
TOTAL BIKE 112 mi. (6:20:47) 17.65 mph 939

FIRST RUN SEGMENT 4 mi. (39:29) 9:52/mile
SECOND RUN SEGMENT 4 mi. (45:54) 11:28/mile
THIRD RUN SEGMENT 4 mi. (44:51) 11:12/mile
FOURTH RUN SEGMENT 4 mi. (48:40) 12:10/mile
FIFTH RUN SEGMENT 4 mi. (1:00:07) 15:01/mile
SIXTH RUN SEGMENT 4 mi. (41:20) 10:20/mile
FINAL RUN SEGMENT 2.6 mi. (22:13) 8:32/mile
TOTAL RUN 26.2 mi. (5:02:34) 11:32/mile 755

T2: BIKE-TO-RUN 11:43


hak said...

Congratulations! Looks like you had a great day out on the course! I'm looking forward to the official Iron Pol report and hearing about the next grand adventure on your calendar.


a.maria said...

so very many congratulations. i cannot WAIT to hear your report. what an amazing accomplishment. you EARNED it, way to go!

Tri-Dummy said...

Well done, lad.

Get some rest, savor the satisfaction.

Andra Sue said...

Congratulations! What an awesome day...can't wait to read the race report. Recover well!

p.s. thanks to Tri-daddy for the udpates!

Lesser is More said...

Congratulations on a great race! Hope you had fun out there!

WADDLER26.2 said...

You looked great at the finish! Congradulations.

Rural Girl said...

Great job IronPol. Way to rock it! Looking forward to the nitty gritty details.

Ladyrunner said...

Congratulations IronPol and the Pol family!!!

1HappyAthlete said...

Congrats on a great race!!

Molly said...

Congrats...great job!!

I know that it would not have been the same with out the entire fam there to support you, and dance for you! Look forward to the rest of the story!

Take care

21stCenturyMom said...

Congratulations to IronPol. I think I saw him come in as I was glued to IronmanLive for hours!

Nytro said...

congrats, dude!! now... eat some CAKE!

momo said...

congratulations, ironman! way to rock that course!

Cliff Tam said...

Congrats IronPol..

u have to tell us your story. I can't wait :)

Fe-lady said...

A belated congratulations Ironman-Pol!
Thirteen hours is just a fantastic way to do it! You must be feeling pretty wonderful about it!
Can't wait to hear the rest of your story!

Iron Eric said...

Very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!