My brother is an Ironman many times over. Today he’ll be testing his athletic abilities again as he competes in Ironman Wisconsin. Any Ironman event is an incredible feat of human endurance as the race consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and ends with a 26.2 mile marathon all of which are completed in an single day.
Whenver my brother is doing a race, we like to follow his progress. He wears a computerized chip during competition and each time he goes through a timing station, the information is uploaded and instantly available for us to see through the athlete tracker. The athlete tracker allows us to see his splits and ranking in the pack as he finishes completes the swim, bike, and marathon run. We can also get live updates about the pros and race through the live race coverage. We anxiously await his finish so Little Miss Techie and Captain Computer can view him cross the finish line through their live feed. Whether in Wisconsin or New Zealand, it is a total rush to see my brother cross the finish line from many miles away.
When my brother competed with the best of the best in the Ironman World Championship in Kona a couple of years ago, one feature I loved was getting text updates to my phone. The text updates alerted me every time my brother completed a split and with race day info about the pros progress. While I wish every race had such coverage, for now we’ll spend our day tracking his progress and hoping he meets his race day goals.
And D…This virtual cowbell is for you! Good luck today…We’ll see you soon!
And now back to race coverage…
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