Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Little More about Silverman

You know how insanely proud of IronHubs I was, so I felt like he deserved his own post, but do you know who raced the Silverman Half-Distance last weekend??  Not only Ron (who kicked a$$ and PR’d), but MACCA!  Yes, two-time Ironman World Champion Chris McCormack!  I was lucky enough to catch sight of him a few times during the race and snap some pics.

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Okay, I know this is not my finest performance as a photographer, but I honestly didn’t see him coming until he was right there in front of me.  IronHubs was already out on the bike course (the Half-Distance swim started an hour and a half after the Full-Distance), so I was more “people watching” than paying any real attention to the athletes.  When I saw him coming up the ramp out of T1, though, I scrambled to get a pic in time.  Please note, my camera is NOT zoomed for this one, he was that close!

Funny story – IronHubs actually saw Macca on the bike course (presumably while Macca was flying past him), and IronHubs’ first snarky thought upon seeing the Macca kit and bike was, “Dude, you’re such a Macca wannabe,” never thinking for an instant that it was the man himself!  We had a good laugh over how funny it would have been if he’d said that out loud.

SILVERMAN!! 062Watching him fly off the bike into T2 was, in a word, breathtaking.  His dismount was so seamless I almost missed it.

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Needless to say, he won the race.  And had a huge smile on his face and was giving high-fives all down the finishing chute.  He seriously looked like he wasn’t even breaking a sweat, but he was only 4 seconds off of setting a course record.  Wow!

13 comments:

ajh said...

Just finished the virtual race! What fun!
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Slomohusky said...

okay maybe I missed something? do you live in vegas/henderson?

Whitney said...

I love that you did some Macca stalking!

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

wow congrats to ironHubs! =)

Char said...

Nice pic. I think you got his best angle. Cycling is good for the glutes, isn't it?

JenniferLeah said...

jeeez-I couldn't stop staring at that BIKE! SWEEEEEET
and those wheels...NICE :)

Congrats to IronHubs!! WOOO HOOOO

Anne said...

How cool!!!

Promise to write my race report today...did it yesterday! :)

Christi said...

That is too cool!

Johann said...

That's super! I always do elite spotting when I spectate a race. It's amazing what these people can do. Your husband is just as super though!

Julie said...

Congrats to the husband!! WOWIE!! Great time!

TRI714 said...

Living in so Cal and having Family in Vegas, I think I'm going to do a race or two in Vegas/Henderson in 2011. Congrats to the Hub !! And conrats to MACCA, as I assume he is now stalking you :-)

Ron said...

Thanks for the shout out. I forgot to mention in my RR that I actually asked him if he wanted a Marathon Bar when I was handing them out. He said "Naw Mate." I laughed. Little guy huh?

The Green Girl said...

Okay, that is pretty damn funny.