Rainmaker…you are an Ironman

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More details later, but without a doubt the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.

The deets:

Swim: 1:06:43
T1: 2:53
Bike: 5:29:12
*Note: One less happy 6-y.o. who T-boned on his bike against my bike at mile 110 of the bike.  I won (minus the wounds).
T2: 1:46
Run: 4:08:45

Total: 10:49:19, Overall Position: 249, AG Position: 15

And with that…time to go to a buffet to eat!

Thanks again everyone for all the comments, e-mails and thoughts – I really appreciate it!  I really truly do.

39 Comments

  1. WOO HOO! You truly did make that course your bitch! Can't wait to read the full report. After you rest. And party! Congratulations!

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  2. Anonymous

    Congratulations!!

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  3. holy shit. 10:49?? you're an animal!!!! no wait, YOU'RE AN IRONMAN!!!

    congrats, man, so proud of you. can't believe you're already signed up for the next one!!!

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  4. SLB

    Absolutly freekin' awesome, I am so stoked for you...can't wait for the report!

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  5. Nice job! I can only hope to do as well..

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  6. Congratulations Ray! Nice job all around. Looks like all your transition practicing worked out pretty well too.

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  7. holler!!!! congratulations Ray!!! you kicked its butt!! I am super impressed.

    now please eat a lot and relax :)

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  8. All the long Tuesday runs and longer Sunday rides paid off! 15th in AG, what a powerful effort! Congratulations!!

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  9. Great job Ray!

    When you get rested send me your email address and I'll send you a quicktime video of you finishing from Ironman live, if you don't have it already.

    http://www.thebarnettsinitaly@hotmail.com

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  10. You are unbelievable - I am in awe!

    Congratulations IRONMAN! All that training really paid off for you.

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  11. JEK

    Congratulations!!!!!
    I cannot wait to hear all about the race details but in addition to rocking the course...your transitions! HOLY SMOKES you are quick!

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  12. Congratulations I knew you will broke 11 hours

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  13. joshb

    Congrats! Crazy good time as well.

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  14. Bob

    Way to go...looking forward to hearing all about it! Congrats!

    Bob

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  15. Rockstar!

    Recover well.

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  16. What an outstanding time!!! Sub 11 and with an accident in the mix.

    WHO THE HELL LETS THEIR KID ON THE COURSE IN A BIKE???!!!

    Holy Moley - and CONGRATULATIONS!

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  17. CONGRATS!!! Super first ironman race.

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  18. Congratulations!

    How did you get atacked by a first grader on an IM course?

    Sooooo, about the tattoo .....

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  19. Congrats!!! And 15th in your age group? WOW!

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  20. You did it! You beat it up and stole its lunch money! and a 6-year-old's bike in the process!

    I dunno, from where I sat, you made it look pretty damn easy.

    :)

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  21. Ray, I am so so so so so proud of you. I couldn't wait to get back home and check your blog to see how it went. Now I'm smiling ear to ear. :)

    You really did a freaking awesome job of kicking serious ass out there. You have so much to be proud of.

    Enjoy the rest and HIGH FIVE MY FRIEND!

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  22. Absolutely awesome, Ray! Incredible effort.

    Can't wait to read the report.

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  23. You did fantastic! Great effort, great time!

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  24. CONGRATS!! Looking forward to your race report :) Eat up!

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  25. Very solid time, dude. You've got Kona in your future, I predict.

    Eat up, get your rest, and be proud of your accomplishment!

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  26. So...did you hang around to see if you got a roll-down slot to Kona???

    You are going to give those guys who have been doing IM for a while a complex. Here you come shashaying onto the scene and you nearly stole the show. The squirrels need to be afraid my friend, very afraid. If the 6 y.o. was not safe around you, the squirrels haven't got a prayer.

    Can't wait to hear all about it. Congratulations!!!

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  27. Wow - what an amazing finish time. I was off the grid until last evening and looked forward to seeing your finish time. I look forward even more to reading your report.

    Take care.

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  28. checked you on line... i seem to think you were gonna go in the 11's...but to rip off a sub 11 as you lose your ironman virginity....wow wow wow....

    you rock ray......

    congrats!! look forward to the report!!!

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  29. Congratulations! What an awesome finishing time! I can't wait to read all about the adventure.

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  30. Can't wait to hear the race report!!Congratulations! You are an Ironman!

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  31. Nice time! Congrats on the race and the long journey. And glad you overcame the wreck.

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  32. LOVE the new header on your blog! That is a great picture. Is that from IM Canada? Who took it?

    Can't wait for the race report...

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  33. Oh yeah... a HUGE CONGRATS IRONMAN!!!!

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  34. Ray,

    Smokin' for your first time!!! It looks like Ironman is your event!

    I was watching for my wife to come in online and saw you cross the line.

    Congrats

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  35. Stumbled across your blog and wanted to wish you congrats - an awesome time!

    cheers
    Tav
    http://www.gymskinz.com
    Ironman Canada 2006/2007

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  36. Liz

    YAY!!!!

    (Everyone else pretty much said everything I could say so I'll just stick with yay.)

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  37. Great work out there Ray - good seeing you on the bike and great work putting together such a solid day on your first outing!

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  38. Hey Ray -

    That was me who yelled your full name at the start of the run - we were up at IMC cheering on some friends who were racing. Glad to see you had an amazing race - despite some nutrition issues. IM is no small feat - congrats!

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  39. Hey Brother ... Really enjoyed reading your blog posts (stumbled upon them at random really ) ... Funny, honest and right on the money! I debuted at IMC this year too! Congratulations! I'm sure I'll see you out there ... Samo

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