Kenrick Smith - Schnecksville, PA
Race Date: July 22, 2012
Distance: 350 miles
Travel: 7hr drive - Blue Mini Van
Lodging: Stayed at a friends house located on course
I dropped off my morning clothes bag, my special needs bag, and made my way to the swim start with my wetsuit and goggles in hand. I worked my way through the massive crowds, saw my parents and got good luck hugs before heading to the water where the music was blaring. I put on my wetsuit looked out over the water wondering what this day would bring me. The day was going to be beautiful a high in the low 80's, little humidity, and mostly sunny. With about twenty minutes left till the start, I put my cap and goggles on and made my way into the cool water. I eventually worked my way over to the front line of the swim start about 15yards off the dock. I looked behind me at the mass of bright green and pink caps and took a deep breath. I saw the sun glistening off the water and off the reflection of the triathletes goggles next to me. It is upon me, this is what all the training was for be smart, race hard and have fun, I thought to myself. "Its a Beautiful Day" by U2 came on, I took a deep breath, the cannon went off, and the long day starts.
Oh Yeah I got an Ironman World Championship spot in Kona, Hawaii on October 13th.
I am officially an: