Ironman Competition In Coeur d’Alene Idaho
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  • The cheers went on for the unknown and the family favorite no matter what
  • We welcome all and hope some may want to make this their home in the future
  • We wish them every good thing from this and for Tom Evans, he is turning 40 so this is his last competition as a professional

    • by Sherrie Taylor
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      June 22, 2008, Sunday! The sixth year of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho hosting their own Ironman competition with athletes from all over the country and the world. They come from our very own little town in the form of a teacher to the far reaches of Finland. They pay their fee’s, pick up their information, study the course and prepare for the most grueling test of strength and ability for competition today.

      The entrance fee of $475.00, a signed waiver, weigh in, a calibrated time chip, a goody bag filled with identification numbers, swim cap, wrist band and all kinds of promotional items to start their day. Now they wait and prepare mind, body and soul for


      the next days race.

      The race began on Sunday at 7:00am and ended at midnight on Sherman Ave. in Coeur d’Alene. Everywhere people stood, cheered and waited for the racers to pass their location. The support was strong for everyone and no one felt left out. The cheers went on for the unknown and the family favorite no matter what. They must make their showing by swimming 2.4 miles, then on to the 112 mile bike race, ending with a 26.2 mile run. Not many are up for this kind of punishment, but those who are put in a lot of hours, days and weeks from their life to prepare.

      Government Way runs through Hayden and ...


      • Coeur d’Alene all the way to the lake. It was a well organized event this year with very little interference for traffic. This event brought in a lot of revenue to downtown hotels, motels and businesses everywhere. The park at the lake where part of the competition would take place and where a lot of the athletes stayed was filled with booth selling everything from light weight bicycle helmets to foods of all kinds.

        The sponsor Ford had several new cars on display for anyone interested in making a deal and driving away in a brand new vehicle. It was a family and party celebration put on by the city and it’s many sponsors of

        the race. We welcome all and hope some may want to make this their home in the future.

        But for this day the winners were both from British Columbia and took home a $12,000.00 grand prize each! Tom Evans and Heather Wurtele both won easy victories in the male and female categories. Along with the prize money comes the reward of a hard won victory over one’s own mind and body through hours and hours of training. They become role models for kids and adults in their home town and over the world. We wish them every good thing from this and for Tom Evans, he is turning 40 so this is his last competition as a professional.




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