Kona Diaries 2013 – Day 25 – Race Day – Short but oh so sweet

It’s 6:30am on Sunday and I just wanted to share this photo with you that I took yesterday evening.  I finished the race, it was tough, it was amazing, I was immensily proud of how I did all things considering and I have a huge medal that’s going to make me look like Mr T from the A-Team when I go through the airport in a few days time.

I had a great swim, my legs just weren’t feeling it at all on the bike and the run was for survival.  10 hours 29 minutes and 27 seconds.

The race was amazing.  And coming back for the finish line party to cheer on the final finishers for the last few hours was unbelievable.  The best race finishing area I’ve ever been to.

For now I’ll leave you with this photo as I need to be at the Ironman shop by the pier for 7am as they’re putting ‘Official Finisher’ clothing on sale.  That’ll no doubt keep the credit card people happy!


22 comments on “Kona Diaries 2013 – Day 25 – Race Day – Short but oh so sweet
  1. Alex says:

    Like. A. Lot.

  2. Niall says:

    Hi David – great result, looking forward to hearing about it!

  3. Matt says:

    Well done mate, very pleased for you!

  4. Eddie Neilson says:


  5. Fraggle says:

    awesome :-)

  6. Vixx says:

    Congratulations! :D

  7. Womble says:

    You’re in a very elite group :D

    Well done! (Although that sounds a bit lame)

  8. Vera Darlington says:

    You deserve all the praise in the world for this wonderful achievement. YOU DID IT!! A big hug awaits you when you arrive at Heathrow next weekend. Love from Auntie Vera xx

  9. Adam H. says:

    Congratulations on an amazing performance! I’ve been following your blog this week, as well as your UK race report, and it’s been wonderful to read about the atmosphere and excitement around this race. Enjoy the accomplishment, and kudos to you!

  10. Lee the Pea says:

    Now THAT is a medal. Fantastic! Very well done :)

  11. Linda Jones says:

    You rocked it x

  12. Malcolm says:

    Big congrats on finishing.

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading your Kona diaries, enjoy your rest

  13. Wells says:

    Well done David. Really enjoyed following your blog. Enjoy the well earned rest!

  14. Matt says:

    Well done!

    Can’t wait to read the full report…

    enjoy the rest of your time in Hawai

  15. Steve Roulier says:

    Well done, David. Bloody good show. You looked effortless out there! Congratulations. It was great bumping into you, Sharon, and Paul all week. Safe travels home.

  16. Brigid says:

    Well done David,I have loved reading your blog and Sharons also! It will be rather boring now without my weekly fix,can you enter something gruelling again soon so that I can follow again! Really pleased for you both,think you collected a lot of new fans over the past few weeks..

  17. Nicko says:

    Well done mate, awesome is the word :-)

  18. ianp says:

    Dude. That looks sweet !

  19. Ross and Alison says:

    Well done David what an amazing achievement, love the garland and medal. Ross says you might as well swim home now you are so good at it.
    Looking forward to seeing you back home.

  20. Jain says:

    Congratulations! An *amazing* achievement – looking forward to hearing all about it. Hope you enjoy the wind down and the rest of your trip.

  21. Daddy rowe says:

    Congratulations on finishing safely but what’s happening now!! Look forward to seeing you very soon. Love mummy and daddy xx

  22. Bridget says:

    Just fantastic!! x

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