I’ve blogged several times in the past about Aaron Fleming who has given up many months of his life to train for the Taupo Ironman to raise money for cystic fibrosis research. His goal was to raise $5,000 and he made $16,000 plus got a mass of publicity for them through the media. An excellent job.
Aaron’s race report is over the break. It’s a great read and I can’t wait to see the TV coverage which is Saturday 18 March on TV 2 at 4.00 p.m.
2006 New Zealand Ironman Race Report
Ironman week was one of the greatest feelings in my life! The atmosphere was amazing, and I was a part of one of the world’s most internationally represented events. Athletes from over 40 different countries converged on Taupo to take up the 3.8km swim/180km cycle/42.2km run New Zealand Ironman.
I took a great deal of pride from walking behind the New Zealand flag in the parade of nations. For me, it fulfilled a lifelong dream that I have had – to represent New Zealand at a sport. Everything was special, and Ironmanville was alive once again with over 1400 athletes set to line up at the start line. And in July 2007 I will have the chance to live this dream once again