Sunday, September 07, 2008
Sun sets on the 2008 Ford Ironman Wisconsin and its indomitable competitors
I took this Sunday evening on Old University at Walnut Street a little after 8:00 p.m. It was more than four hours after the first winners of the 2008 Ford Ironman Wisconsin had crossed the finish line at Monona Terrace, and people were still passing each other heading in and heading out on the marathon course, the final leg of the grueling triathlon. But these runners were all winners. Finishing late is a relative thing in the triathlon. For most mortal humans, finishing at all is an incredible accomplishment.