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Teton Dam Marathon Review

On the 2nd of June, I woke up at 4am to make a 3 hour drive to eastern Idaho for the Teton Dam Marathon. I did the 5K.

Did I mention I woke up at 4am to make a 3 hour drive. Yeah, not the best idea for legs to be in PR shape. My leggies were stiff and at 1100 more feet of elevation then at home, it was a slow trot for sure. No PR attempt this trot, that's for sure.

I woke up at 4am (my normal wake up time is 8am - 10am depending on the day) so that early is  painful. I had everything all packed and ready the evening before- brekky, post-race clothes, snacks, and a full tank of gas for the long drive. All I had to do was make coffee and head out. I didn't even brush my teeth before I left. Coffee first.

The drive was nice and not a lot of traffic for a Saturday morning. I don't know the last time I have been to Rexburg, but it was easy to find the race start. I thought the race started at 8am, but that was the 10K. The 5K started at 8:30am and I got there to get my bib at …

Boise Ironman 70.3

Today was a big day in Boise sports.

The Body Fit Expo was going on downtown.

With a Crossfit comp and Graplers comp. We went last year & got to see Mario Lopez. This year there wasn't anyone that I just Had. To. See. Sorry.

We got white cotton T-Shirts and mesh bags and a bazillion samples of pre-workout and protein supps. Totally worth fighting the crowd for those samples.

Also Ironman 70.3 Boise was finishing up downtown. Boise is considered one of the 5 hardest Ironman locations. But it could be just because of the weather. Or that the non-pro locals wanting to participate slowing the average times down.
The BF and I at the finishline on the left in black hoodies. I was texting. Pic by

The race had quite a bit of drama.

The race was cut short because of the weather. Lucky participants. Still a qualifying race, but not a full 70.3. With 40MPH gusts, rain and snow, the bike portion was cut from 56 to 12.

The finishline was an IronMan first place tie. Pretty freakin exciting.
Pic from Ironman website
I didn't get to watch the 1st place finishers go across the finish line because we were expecting them later then when we got there. The Reed dude had to get drug tested and was contesting the placement. I think they may of had him at 2nd originally instead of 1st, but really, I think that he was 1st from the pics.

He was not a happy camper when we were there watching.

The 1st place man & woman.

What is funny is that we stand at the finishline area to watch all the cramping, puking, and collapsing. There were quite a few. I don't understand that there were so many people collapsing at the finish line (coming in around 4 hours) but it wasn't the full distance. I would hate to see what would happen to some of those racers if they didn't shorten the course by 40 miles.

The medical staff and volunteers were very prompt to help the racers recover.

This dude was creeping us out. WTF is someone doing at an athletic event on a Saturday afternoon wearing a suit and tie? I swear he was like Special Agent FBI or something scary. He kept looking side to side like he was scoping the place out for shady characters. He was totally out of place. And alone. The whole time.


  1. Very exciting to spectate those events. Lucky you!


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