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Old 09-11-2011
westyswoods westyswoods is offline
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Location: Rio, Wisconsin
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Thumbs up Wisconsin Ironman OW Times WOW

This morning 7:00 perfect conditions, 2400 plus amateurs, mass start swim.
It literally looked like a flock of loons taking off. Pros started 10 mins prior to amateurs.

It is hard to say for sure but my viewing spot was pretty darn good at about 400 meters into the course, naturally I had to critique the strokes. No way did I want to be in that mass. I made the comment to a woman I was with that the lead amateur was going to over take the Pros by the finish. Explaining to her that they looked so smooth, just gliding through the water. Not hurried and very little disturbance, you could barely tell when breaths were taken and sighting was done. In short it was a classic TI technique. Wish I had a video. At about 500-600 meters almost 75 meters separated them from the rest.

Winning time for amateur swim was an astounding 43:07. This equates to a 1:08/100 meter pace for 2.4 miles wow, you almost got to believe something is wrong.

No Pros were close to the time. Now get this the individual is 55 years old and from Minneapolis. I will not post names as they are posted in the Ironman Wisconsin race results.

Hard to fathom if I had not picked up on him at about 500 meters.

Dave Cameron do you know of this individual?

Swim Silent and Be Well
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