I am swimming and starting this second iron-attempt in honor of the triathlete who inspired my iron distance goal... the Blazeman, Jon Blais. I raced Tahoe wearing his Kona number, 179, and this time I'm determined to Blazeman roll across the finish line. Starting the swim in his honor will remind me to push hard throughout the entire day and finish what I started back in Tahoe in September!
If you haven't seen the Kona race coverage from 2005 - please check it out here:
The first "Blazeman Warrior" (charity racer), Brian Breen, raced in Jon's honor at Kona in 2006 and inspired many to follow in their footsteps. The race coverage from 2006 is also incredible so please be sure to watch that as well. Start viewing at 2:45 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEU2fFpIltQ
finish line here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw9_Haij2ws&list=PLD1C6423F5AA76160