What a week! IRONMAN Arizona is over, and just like that, the 2016 IRONMAN race season comes to a close. As the last, but certainly not least, race of the year, IRONMAN Arizona stayed busy with the 350 IRONMAN Foundation Athletes racing! We could not have asked for a better race day- with overcast skies all day, and low (but not too low) temperatures. PR’s were happening left & right. With $53,000 being given back to the IRONMAN Arizona race community, IRONMAN Foundation athletes were able to make their race journey have an impact long beyond race day. TEAM IMF athletes at IRONMAN Arizona totaled more than 50 strong, and raised over $240,000 for The IRONMAN Foundation’s Community Fund. Yup, you read that right- $242,000!!!!
Do you want to help make our impact even stronger? Check out TEAM IMF HERE, and find out how you can be a catalyst for change in 2017.
Oh…just IRONMAN World Championship 3rd Place Female, Heather Jackson, and Mike Reilly hanging out at the IMF Tent at IMAZ!
IMF Athlete, Bryan Lam, getting his stretch in before the swim.
The “calm before the storm” here at IMAZ!
IMF Athlete, Chris Overton, is so fast his pictures turn out blurry!
An amazing sunrise to start off race day in Tempe.
For his 4th IRONMAN this year, Dave Rodda slowed no signs of slowing down!
TEAM IMF athlete, David Loomes, is all smiles in T1.
Gur Haykin throws it up for TEAM IMF!
TEAM IMF athlete, Jen Schifo, grabs her bike to rock that 112 miles!
TEAM IMF athlete, Carlos Cuellar, shares some laughs in T1.
TEAM IMF Athlete, Peter Crescenti, throws a thumbs-up on his way out to the bike.
TEAM IMF Athlete, Joshua Emison, looking great before the 112 bike!
IMF Athlete, Scott Balster, keeps a smile on his face the whole day!
Kim Rahlfs on her way out to the IMAZ bike course.
TEAM IMF Athlete, Michael Kane, looks great on his way out of transition!
YEAH!!! GO RACHEL!
TEAM IMF Athlete, Alejandro, grabs a drink before the bike.
TEAM IMF Athlete, Jeff Merkley, makes sure he has all the proper nutrition before heading out to bike 112 miles.
Bryan Cimicata is pumped to be done with that swim!
TEAM IMF athlete, Alex Holderness, CRUSHING that run course!
WOOHOO! Go Bryan!
TEAM IMF Alumni Athlete, Kelly Brown, had a great race at IMAZ.
IMF Athlete, Ken Karl, on the IMAZ run course.
Dave still looking strong on the first loop of the run course!
IMF Athlete, John McGrath, keeps a strong pace through the 26.2 miles.
TEAM IMF athlete, Juanma Jordan, looking good in the IMF kit and pink trucker hat!
IMF athletes Drew & Josh running together on the marathon portion of IMAZ.
Peter looking strong on the run.
Carlos is having a great day at IMAZ this year!
IMF athlete, David Darlington, looks GREAT coming off the bike!
Sandy is still smiling!
Rachel is off the bike and onto the 26.2 mile run! Almost done!
You did it, Bryan!! Only 26.2 miles left to go!
Kelly Brown- YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!
Dave Rodda- YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!
Sandy Spielmann- YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!
First IRONMAN race done- You did it, Sandy!!!! You earned that finisher’s jacket!
Congratulations Alex- YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!
Congratulations Ken- YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!
Congrats David- YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!
David had the rare privilege of being medaled by his son, Taylor, who is also a triathlete!
Todd crushes the IMAZ course, only a month after racing at the 2016 IRONMAN World Championships! Congrats Todd- YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!
WHO is that mystery IMF Athlete?!?!
Congrats Rich- YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!
Rachel Miller- YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!!! Rachel was able to be medaled by her boyfriend, Casey, which was an amazing experience.
Cutest IRONMAN couple award?
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