Today was a big day in Boise sports.
The Bodybuilding.com 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.