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Race Result

Racer: David Glover
Race: Vineman Full
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2009
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Race Type: Triathlon - Ironman
Age Group: Male 35 - 39
Time: 9:53:55
Overall Place: 4
Comment: 20th Anniversary for the race and a 4th overall for me

Race Report:

Vineman Triathlon 20th Anniversary – August 1, 2009

Finish Time: 9:53:38.3 for 4th Overall

Swim: 00:57:39.0
T1: 00:02:18.5
Bike: 05:13:44.4
T2: 00:01:27.8
Run: 03:38:28.6
Link to results: CLICK HERE.

As I headed out of transition at the start of the 26.2-mile run, race announcer Dave Latourette yelled to me: “You’re 24 minutes back on the leader.” My heart sunk as a surge of disappointment and sadness welled up inside me. This was my 6th time racing in Vineman (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run) in Santa Rosa, CA, and I had won the race two years ago by taking the lead at the end of the bike leg.

“Why am I doing this?” I asked myself. Trailing so far back from the leader, I contemplated quitting, as I began the run, urged on by my inner gremlins.

Continued in my blog: http://davidglover.net/2009/08/vineman-4th-place/

David Glover