Monday, 03 March 2014 00:10
By Devon Palmer (palmertri.wordpress.com)
I’m racing Ironman Canada in Whistler this season. Why? Why venture up into that barren, desolate wasteland? As you know, I live in Minnesota so I can pretty much see Canada out the window. I’ve been keeping an eye on those shifty Canucks for 26 years but I’ve never gone over to their side of the fence. We did end up building that border fence, right? Anyways, given my strong opinions about their country and people I reckon its time to see if everything I’ve said is true.
On a more serious note, there are a few legitimate reasons to race there. It is a hard bike course but not overly technical. Hard is good, technical is not so great, so hard and not technical is a good combo for me. It hopefully a relatively moderate climate. You don’t see me rushing down to a hot, humid race like Ironman Texas in May. It is in late July, so we’ll have had a few good months of outdoor riding. The timing lines it up with several other...
Ironmans the same weekend so the field should not be super crazy strong. Also it is a 75k prize purse which pays eight deep, some only pay six deep. A mid summer Ironman is tricky because I’m not sure how quickly I’ll be able to get back to racing afterwards. Hopefully three weeks later will be fine so I can race in August.READ MORE
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