Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Tahoe Super Triple--Here We Go Again!

With Dick Beardsley after the Race Briefing

Well, we're in South Lake Tahoe and ready to go tomorrow. The pre-race briefing and dinner buffet was a lot of fun, the best one out of the five I have attended. Speaker (and marathon legend) Dick Beardsley was extremely entertaining, with stories about his most memorable run. After his speech I had the honor to meet him in person--he's the nicest guy. He signed my race singlet and asked me lots of questions about the super triple. Hang on...shouldn't I be the one asking the questions?

My Super Triple Singlet, Signed by the Legend! (Boston 2:08:53)

Dick Beardsley Entertains the Crowd

Austin Urges us to Be Careful on the Roads (No Microphone Needed)

Race Director Les Wright Fields Questions

Lucia Lake (Super Triple Coordinator) and Dick Beardsley

RD Les Wright told me that the super triple keeps growing, with 12 people signed up this year. It was great to see Keenan Follis again, who has also finished two Super Triples at the briefing.

It looks like there are quite a few "regular" triple runners this year and one of them, Chuck Engle, is going after Johan Oosthuizen's 2006 Triple Marathon World Record (8:11:08 for the three marathons). That should be exciting.

Off to bed now to get some sleep so I'll be ready for what my brother David calls "the two warmup marathons." More tomorrow.

1 comment:

SnowLeopard said...

Peter, you're an inspiration to runners everywhere! You crack me up with your warm-up marathons. :) Good luck, and most of all, have fun!

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