Sunday, October 19, 2003

British Columbia couple both win Ironman in Hawaii

Today, Saturday, October 18, 2003, Peter Reid and Lori Bowden, a married couple from Victoria both won the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Hawaii. After a 3.8 km. swim, a 180 km. bike ride, and a 42 km. run (a marathon), he won the professional men's division in 8 hours and 22 minutes and she won the professional women's division in 9 hours and 12 minutes. They have both won this event before but never at the same time. They have been described as the world's fittest couple. Two other Canadian women, Heather Fuhr and Lisa Bentley, finished in the top five. Canadians and British Columbians can be proud.

This came to me via an email from Don McIntosh, wishing congratulations to them both and a comment, "I am sending this out because the major media will barely mention it." He's probably right (so thanks Don!).

Not only that, but, hey, did a quick Google search, and found this Ironman site, and they don't even have the results posted yet (site still says there are four hours left); guess after the run the organizers were mai tai'ing.

How cool that they both won it in the same year, together! Or hot?

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