|Which way, Haley?|
|Coming in from the first run.|
|Tearing out of the gates for a long day ahead!|
I cannot begin to describe what a warrior Kyle was that day. He fought harder than anyone on the course and was determined to finish under some tough conditions. This was a team effort and it was showing as we both pushed each other onwards.
|The run heated up just a tad.|
Many thanks to our amazing sponsors for helping to make this all possible and getting us on the line well-equipped and prepared for all our challenges. To my coach and teammates, thank you for believing in what we are doing and pushing us to greater heights.
To my wife, I thank you for being a constant supporter in everything I do and letting me chase my goals and dreams.
We are all brothers
Driving into New Orleans, I realized what a big weekend this was and how important this accomplishment would be. The house atmosphere was fantastic and we all had a great time.
|Michael Kidd and I discussing race strategy|
|Me and some of the Dynamo Crew|
We woke up at 4:45 AM to a house full of people and slipped on my new TYR carbon dynamo kit. I couldn't believe the swim was not going to happen and I was going to have to wait to use our new Advance Elements kayak. We cannot control the weather though and the show must go on.
The first run was awesome, starting right behind the professionals and even 81-year-old Sister Madonna Buder came by to wish me luck.
|Off on run #1|
|Just a long ride with Brent|
|Staying hydrated was important as the temp went up|
Crossing the finish line was the most amazing thing I felt in awhile.
Crossing with Brent made it even more special and it embodied what this is all about. Together, as brothers, to help motivate others to join us. I think the announcer said it best when we crossed the line as he said, "brothers from Atlanta, and BROTHERS across the finish line"
We are all brothers and we cannot wait for the next adventure.