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TEAM IMF | IRONMAN Maryland Behind The Scenes

October 17th, 2016 | Athlete, Featured Stories

Despite the challenges presented to IRONMAN Maryland athletes this year, they “weathered the storm” and displayed true IRONMAN grit, even in the midst of a tough day. With a cancelled swim, TEAM IMF Athletes rolled out onto the bike course as the first athletes in line. Throughout the rest of race day, TEAM IMF athletes had smiles on their faces, for even though the day may not have gone as planned, their positive impact on the IRONMAN Maryland Community would last far beyond race day.

With 12 Athletes raising almost $40,000, these guys have truly become role models for triathletes around the globe. Dedicating their races to giving back to IRONMAN Communities, and racing for a cause greater than themselves, has made their race day about so much more than crossing that finish line! To read more on how the IRONMAN Maryland Community was changed by these incredible athletes, take a look at the IRONMAN Maryland Giveback Article HERE.

"Holding Down The Fort" at IRONMAN Village in Cambridge, MD. during IMMD race week!

“Holding Down The Fort” at IRONMAN Village in Cambridge, MD. during IMMD race week!

We were *blown* away by all of our incredible TEAM IMF Athletes that raced IRONMAN Maryland this year!

We were *blown* away by all of our incredible TEAM IMF Athletes that raced IRONMAN Maryland this year!

We were so honored to meet one of our Your Journey, Your Cause, Fundraisers who was sporting her Crowdrise Fundraising shirt!

We were so honored to meet one of our Your Journey, Your Cause, Fundraisers who was sporting her Crowdrise Fundraising shirt!

The IRONMAN Foundation had the honor of presenting a grant check to Maryland's very own: Harriet Tubman & Annie Oakley, at the Athlete Welcome Ceremony!

The IRONMAN Foundation had the honor of presenting a grant check to Maryland’s very own: Harriet Tubman & Annie Oakley, at the Athlete Welcome Ceremony!

TEAM IMF IRONMAN Maryland athletes got to enjoy some great food and great company, all while celebrating the amazing impact they had on the Cambridge, Maryland community.

TEAM IMF IRONMAN Maryland athletes got to enjoy some great food and great company, all while celebrating the amazing impact they had on the Cambridge, Maryland community.

TEAM IMF Athlete Robert Hicks gets body marked in transition. He's ready to tackle his IRONMAN race!

TEAM IMF Athlete Robert Hicks gets body marked in transition. He’s ready to tackle his IRONMAN race!

TEAM IMF Athlete, Victor Hall, got creative and made his bike stem cap into a necklace to wear on race day- we LOVED seeing that on the course!

TEAM IMF Athlete, Victor Hall, got creative and made his bike stem cap into a necklace to wear on race day- we LOVED seeing that on the course!

TEAM IMF Ambassadors, Alicia Golden and Matt Conso, in transition before the swim.

TEAM IMF Ambassadors, Alicia Golden and Matt Conso, in transition before the swim.

TEAM IMF Athletes Mark Mitchell, and Steve Cooper, chit chatting before the Time Trial Bike Start.

TEAM IMF Athletes Mark Mitchell, and Steve Cooper, chit chatting before the Time Trial Bike Start.

TEAM IMF Athletes are all smiles before heading out on the bike!

TEAM IMF Athletes are all smiles before heading out on the bike!

Victor is in the zone- he crushed that 104 mile bike ride!

Victor is in the zone- he crushed that 104 mile bike ride!

No swim? No problem! TEAM IMF Athletes were the first to roll out on the Time Trial bike start- low bib #'s are the BEST THING EVER!!

No swim? No problem! TEAM IMF Athletes were the first to roll out on the Time Trial bike start- low bib #’s are the BEST THING EVER!!

TEAM IMF Athlete, Keith Ingram, is happy to be on the run- it's his specialty!

TEAM IMF Athlete, Keith Ingram, is happy to be on the run- it’s his specialty!

Alicia & Matt are on the run course together, supporting eachother and enjoying the spectators!

Alicia & Matt are on the run course together, supporting eachother and enjoying the spectators!

TEAM IMF Athlete, Steve Boyce, gives out free high fives on his 26.2 mile run.

TEAM IMF Athlete, Steve Boyce, gives out free high fives on his 26.2 mile run.

Victor and Steve enjoy running next to eachother for a moment. It is so nice to have that support on course and know you've got teammates to help you every step of the way.

Victor and Steve enjoy running next to eachother for a moment. It is so nice to have that support on course and know you’ve got teammates to help you every step of the way.

Steve- YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!!!!

Steve- YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!!!!

TEAM IMF Athlete, Tara Daley, gets a hug from her daughter Camryn to give her a boost on a tough day.

TEAM IMF Athlete, Tara Daley, gets a hug from her daughter Camryn to give her a boost on a tough day.

Keith- YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!!!!

Keith- YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!!!!