Ironman Florida Haines City

Did you know that Lance Armstrong came to my town to race?

Lance Armstrong Wins Ironman Florida Haines City

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Ironman Florida moved to Haines City for the next five years because of construction at Disney. This means for the next four years, endurance athletes (and enthusiasts) descend on my favorite park for one week-end in May.

These have popped up all over town for the weeks leading up to Ironman Florida.

J and I decided to check out the race expo. It was the first one I ever attended that was held outside. There was a decent mix of vendors but the amount of food vendors was exciting.

Newton was represented by the FITniche crew.

The walkway which is a part of my regular running route.

It’s hard to make out but one of the swimming cutouts was actually in Lake Eva. One of the complaints by racers was that the water of Lake Eva was only eight feet deep. We have not had much in the way of rain in the past few months.

Another walkway shot and one of the amazing food vendors at the expo.

The results board.

Swim map.

The running route must have been boring. To fit in 13.1 miles, the route needed to be repeated three times. Not sure I would like to run a half that way.

Bike route (much more interesting than the running route.)

Bike area with one bike.

The expo had a great turnout and I am so happy for other people to see the beauty that is Lake Eva. I feel privileged that I live in a community that has such a beautiful park.

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