Tracking me on race-day

I’m racer #184 on August 29, 2010. To check up on my race splits as they occur you can input my racer number into the appropriate spot at:

At ironmanlive you’ll have to scroll down a bit and look for the link to “Subaru Ironman Canada” coverage because there are two races happening on the 29th, the other over in Louisville Kentucky, and then follow the link for “Athlete Tracking Tool”. Some other people that you might be interested in checking up on during the race are Stefan Schreiber, racer #298 (Friend and training buddy from the UofA Tri Club), and Sister Madonna Buder #3026 (who is trying to be the first 80 year old woman to complete an Ironman). You might also find it interesting to check out the pro races as they unfold. My picks are:

Pro Women:

  1. Tereza Macel – Last year’s champ went on to fourth in Hawaii last fall. She was on the podium in Roth this summer and she slaughtered the competition at the hardest irondistance race in the world last weekend at Embrunman… but her coach is Brent Sutton and his athletes seem to be prepared to race well back to back… so let’s see if she can defend!
  2. Heather Wurtele – Won at St. George this spring and is really making big improvements this season. Second place to Mirinda Carfrae at Calgary 70.3 a couple weeks ago. She’ll also likely be treating this as a “home” race which I think should be an advantage.
  3. Tara Norton – She did “Epic Camp – Length of NZ” this winter. Enough said.
  • I’m also expecting a good performance from Janelle Morrison last year’s AG champion at this race, and a sub 9:45 PR by training buddy Annett Kamenz which could put her in the top 5.

Pro Men:

  1. Doe-Boy (Kieran Doe) – Won here in 2007 and hasn’t been back to defend, he had a smoking fast race at Calgary 70.3 4 weeks ago.
  2. Petr Vabrousek – this is only his third IM this year as opposed to 2009 when he raced 8 times. Less racing seems to be paying off and he was second at Lake Placid last month.
  3. Viktor Zyemtsev is here too, the dude has only ever run sub 2:50 marathons in Ironman… and will be clearly trying do do that for the tenth time in his career on Sunday (not counting a 3:29 explosion in Hawaii one year), look for him to come from behind a pick off a lot of people on the run. I don’t think he’ll make it all the way to the front though.
  • Tom Evans – the 2004 champ… has got the local support behind him and will be pulling out all the stops in front of the hometown crowd. It would be sweet to see him on the podium but I’m not sure it’s really all that possible considering how stacked this field is.
  • Matt Lieto is the guy I’m really rooting for but he’s spent so much of the season sick that I just don’t expect him to do so well.
  • Stefan Vuckovic is also likely to race well (he was the silver medal dude when Simon Whitfield stood atop the podium in Sydney), although his fastest days are behind him he could be in the mix if conditions are tough.
  • Scott Curry, while I wouldn’t consider him able to win, has had a great season this year and will probably be the fastest Albertan.

Race Day: I’ve also given access to my twitter account to my brother who will be tweeting my progress throughout the day whenever he can get a bit of internet access on the ipod. Who knows how often that will be, but I’ve included my twitter feed here for reference. If there’s anything new it will be there.

Tweets by JDKrabbe

Last but not least if you’re wondering what the race is like, you can get a pretty good idea by having a look at the maps of the course. Swim, Bike, & Run. Stefan and I are staying at a hotel at Christie Beach in OK Falls, that’s at the run turnaround.

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