Ironman Korea

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IM Korea 2001 was on Jeju Island just off the mainland. Very well organized and in a beautiful location. My hotel was on a cliff and unbelievable - first time I'd had a hotel room with a door bell! The swim was in the ocean and I was surprised on how many folks were "directionally challenged" on a two loop out & back swim; I learned quickly that drafting wasn't a good idea. The bike course was flat, very flat, and they'd just resurfaced the roads for an upcoming World Cup Soccer Match. It my first IM bike course that was a single loop - once around the Island. The run was tough, ALWAYS a slight up or down grade for half mile stretches, and just enough to wear on you legs. Met some great people from around the world and still keep in touch with a couple of them.

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