Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Spudman

Last weekend we went to the Spudman Triathalon in Burley, Idaho. Blaine had 2 sisters and 4 cousins participating. It was pretty cool to watch. They cap the number of participants to 2000, and they are chosen by lottery. I read in the newspaper, though, that they were thinking of increasing that amount. Anyway, it was great to see the athletes. We did not get there in time for the swim but were able to see most of the rest. Blaine's sisters were a team- Jolynn swam (1 mile) and ran (6.2 miles) and Rachelle biked (25 miles-or so). They did an awesome job and it was great to see them accomplish this goal.

Here is a small picture of the bike area. If you thought the bike industry was in trouble...think again. I have never seen so many bikes in one area at one time!

Here is Jolynn getting ready to run. She has already swam her mile in the river and is now waiting for Rachelle to return from her bike ride.


Here Rachelle! The participants wear a timer-thingy during their portion of the race. Then they switch. Here is Jolynn getting the timer off of Rachelle's leg and putting it around her ankle. Now she will run.


Here is Jolynn in the very last stretch of the run. The finish line is just behind me. She did great! I caught her in mid-air...she almost looks like she is hopping.


Here are all the participants.
(L to R) Curtis Jones, Laura Jones, Andi Jones, Greg Jones, Jolynn Heiner, Rachelle Jones
(Blaine's cousin Andi just qualified for the Kona Hawaii Ironman this year!!)

3 comments:

Hailey Jones said...

Glad to hear they all did well! It was really good to see you guys again! It has been way too long! We have to try and get together more often!

Cindy said...

what a family of triathletes. it's funny to see a race thru the eyes of a rookie :) (timer-thingy on their leg). i love it. awesome job andi qualifying for kona. that's a great accomplishment. who knew burley was a triathlon destination?

Jones Town said...

ok, ok...its called a timer chip!
Heehee!