This past Saturday was the Ironman 70.3 race in Boulder. I haven’t raced it in several years for various reasons, not the least of which being the course. There’s not an inch of shade on the run, and very little on the bike. Come mid-day it can be absolutely brutal. With it hitting the 90s that day, well, you get the picture.
So, instead of racing Steph and I went out and shot some photos for the team. We found a great spot on the bike course where we could get some perspectives you generally don’t see in race photos. At one point, a racer had to pull over due to a flat. Almost immediately after, another racer pulled over to help out.
This is something I love about the sport. You don’t often see this level of support from other competitors. Sure, the guy helping out may not have been in contention for a podium spot. But for all we know, he could have been on pace for a PR. Rather than go for that, he opted to pull over and help out a fellow racer. That’s a fine example of sportsmanship.