>> Monday, March 23, 2009
The votes are in! A total of 993 votes were cast, and here are the final numbers:
The top “local winner” is Anastasia with her story of her first 2 triathlons (where she ran out of T2 with her helmet on AFTER doing the bike loop TWICE!). By the way, she just started blogging - click on her name to stop by and say hi!
Judi came in third overall with her story of kicking her heroin addition while becoming addicted to running:
Gabriel came in second overall with his story of being out-kicked by the person who he had just tried to cheer on to get going again:
And Big Mike took first place with his inspirational story of losing a combined 365 pounds along with his wife, while catching the “triathlon bug:”
Thanks to everyone for voting, and a BIG THANKS to everyone who shared their great stories!! And an EVEN BIGGER THANKS to Drymax Socks and Charities Challenge for sponsoring this super fun event!! They are getting ready to send some great prizes to the winners: 6 pairs of Drymax to Judi, 12 pairs to Gabriel, and 24 pairs to Big Mike! And Charities Challenge will be giving a free race entry, race shirt, and special finish-line announcement to Anastasia during the MN RRCA Championship 5K on April 4th!
THANKS EVERYONE!! THIS HAS BEEN A BLAST!!
(If you missed the Top 10 stories and have no idea what I’m taking about, click here to read the entries. They’re SOO good!)