When I crossed the finish line two days ago in Boulder, I was half expecting the finish guy to announce my name and tell me I was 1/2 of an Ironman. After all, they tell you when you cross the Ironman finish line that you are an Ironman. But I was told something much better.
"Here comes Brandon Geist of Lone Tree. Welcome to the finish. You are officially a member of the Ironman Family."
THAT, my friends, feels amazing.
Knowing that the MDot isn't just for completing an Ironman; but it's for those of us who have stepped into the suck of a 1/2 Iron course and still gave it our all. That's amazing. And an honor to be a part of.
On another note, Kris and Mark are the most amazing people on this planet. No question. They were EVERYWHERE on the course and every time I saw them I was just elated.
A better recap coming soon.