Sunday, July 16, 2006
Kemper wins, going away!
Hunter Kemper took home $230,xxx in prize money at LFT beating the pack by seconds. Less than one minute separated the top 8 athletes, with Emma Snowsill taking 9th overall, 1st woman- not quite two minutes behind Kemper. She only had about 45 seconds on him when they pulled through the run out transition. But she looked cute in her pre race interviews, and took home $85,000 I think.
We manned our station, recording athlete numbers, for six hours-and for the most part we had fun. It got a little long at the end, but then Mary Stroebe, the 82 year old came through, and we still had plenty of energy to cheer. Then the final runner came through, as most athletes were leaving for shade and air conditioning, so we cheered even louder. I swear it takes far more guts for the common man to labor in 95 degrees and wicked humidity for 3 plus hours, than it takes the pros and elites. But that's just my humble opinion.
I have no voice left.
I'm guessing this transition area costs more than my house.
We are going to try a 2 hour bike ride tonight-if the non existent (according to the weathermen) storms pass over. It's supposed to be wickedly hot today, but's it's rained since 5 this morning.