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  • JT_Fire_2000
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    Great idea, I've posted the idea on bike forums and some tri forums also, so far there has been a good response. I've got a guy building a nice website for it. I'll make an announcement as it comes close to being finished.

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  • MikeyD1
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    Ironman CDA

    I have done Ironman CDA in '04 and '05 and am training again for it this year. I ran into a Michigan FF at www.beginnertriathlete.com so the tri boards would be another place to check. Seattle has a few guys that do Ironman and distance events, I am trying to get a bike jersey designed right now for all the triathletes and cyclists we have.

    I want to say I saw a firefighter team at CDA one year, but it also may have been on a bike ride. I would be interested in some sort of club, heck, maybe designate a few races as Police/Fire competitions (a specific class rather than racing in your age group). I think this has been done before. Its always good to get advice and input from others who have the same schedule.

    -Mike

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  • JT_Fire_2000
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    Ya I've had the idea for a while, and its still in development. It would be open to any firefighter anywhere to join. I was thinking it would be a great networking opportunity, get training tips, etc. We would develop a website, team/club name, and eventually some jerseys/tri gear. Eventually it could develop into us racing across the country under one club name. I will keep you guys updated as the idea progresses.

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  • lm2003
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    I've done ironman and continue to race in half-irons. Love the idea!

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  • aromania
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    Ride Backwards has some awesome stuff.

    I like your idea JT, I have been contemplating training for an Ironman again. My last IM two IM were DNFs, last one I completed was IM CdA in 2006.

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  • Irishfireman817
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    Check at ridebackwards.com and go into the forum section. Pretty good site for firefighter athletic gear. I know they have quite a few triathletes there though

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  • tajm611
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    I do half IM's and I mostly stick to tough mudders and warrior dashes. It would be a good idea for a team but would it be local or regional? I see so few at the comps that I don't really know how cohesive it would be, but I'd still sign up for one if given the chance.

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  • FuturePrimitive
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    I did a sprint tri a few years back and would like to finish an IM in a few years but wont be ready this year. I've got 2 centuries planned this year so that will have to do. My "A event" is the Death Before Dismount double metric in September. (www.highlandercycletour.com) I did the "shorter" version, a mere 105 miles and 13k feet of climbing, in 2009 and it was brutal!

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  • JT_Fire_2000
    started a topic Triathletes / Ironmen?

    Triathletes / Ironmen?

    I'm looking to see if we have any members who compete in triathlons, specifially Ironman events. I am training for my first one later this fall. I have an idea that is still in its infancy, but I would like to put together a national "team" of firefighters who race ironman events. Most of these events can be done for charity. The idea is still in its infancy, but if there is some interest I will continue to develop it.

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