2009 Ironman World Championship | The Traveling Photographer

The Traveling Photographer – Photography has been a wonderful experience for me. It gives me the chance to photograph in places I might not otherwise travel to. I am writing this because this came up in my feed today on FaceBook. 7 years ago I applied for a media pass for the Ironman World Championship in Kona. It was quite an experience! I had behind the scenes access, interviewed a few athletes and made some new friends along the way.

This amazing competition brings together world class athletes from all over the world. I tried my hand at a tri about 8 years ago and struggled with the swimming part. I ended up injuring my knee and didn’t compete at the Wild Flower Tri (the shortest competition) nor my first marathon, (Silicon Valley Marathon 2009). In hindsight, it might have been a good thing. I was fearful of the swimming part and still am! Sink or swim? I think I would have sunk. 😉

Good luck to all athletes as they compete on Oct 14 at the 2017 2017 Ironman World Championship!!!

Mirinda Carfrae

Mirinda Carfrae 2010 Ford Ironman World Championship Winner 8:58:36

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