Monday, May 07, 2012

Lance Armstrong and St. Croix’s Ironman 70.3

Every year St. Croix enthusiastically embraces the Ironman Triathlon that brings to the island world-class athletes from around the world.  For us the excitement starts the week before, when there’s an island-wide roadside litter cleanup in preparation for the race.  We gathered a crew of neighbors and set to work on a stretch of road along the north shore of the island.

On the morning of the race we come down to our stretch of road early, in order to cheer the athletes as they roll by mile 14 of the 56-mile bike course.   Here come the first two!

Andy Potts came by leading the charge.  His lead shifted throughout the race, but he still came through as the winner!

This year we had the added excitement of Lance Armstrong at the race, who finished in 3rd place. 
And here he comes….and…. goes!

It was hard to tell the girls apart, but we did spot Angela Naeth, the winner in the women’s race.

And we caught sight of fellow Colombian Andres Castillo, who came in 9th in the men’s race.

Here’s Potts at the finish line.
And Here’s Naeth.
For cool photos and details of the race, go to

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