IRONMAN TEXAS ~ THE WOODLANDS ~ RECAP 2012
The 2nd Ironman Texas here in The Woodlands is officially over! We had another very successful event and the spectators as well as volunteers turned out by the thousands. We stayed all the way until midnight when the event was officially over.
The most inspiring part of this race in my opinion is during the final few hours of the race. The pros are awesome to watch however, seeing the everyday men and women out there on the course for 15 - 17 hours is truly amazing! I don't know how they do it but I do know that it is truly mind over matter!
The stories of the people competing are heart-wrenching. So many have overcome huge obstacles to be able to do this race. It really isn't a matter of bragging rights, rather it is a group of folks who for various reasons challenge themselves to complete this race.
Any part of this race alone would be very tough! Doing all three together is simply outstanding. The human mind and spirit are by far stronger than the physical side of us. This was witnessed again and again Saturday night at the finish line.
Congratulations to all of the competitors! Also a big thank you to The Woodlands, the officials, directors, volunteers and the entire community. You all made us proud again!
See you in 2013!