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DIFFICULTY
5
SCENERY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
3
Madison Has It All Madison knows how to host an IRONMAN event and athletes won’t be disappointed with the 70.3 miles they’ll traverse through on race day. Not only will athletes appreciate the beautiful Wisconsin landscape, they’ll also experience the Midwestern charm and Big City culture Madison has to offer. … MORE
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    emilyfeldkamp FIRST-TIMER '18

    Packet pickup: Was pretty busy but went quickly. WARNING: DO NOT PARK WHERE IT SAYS CARS WITH BOATS ONLY! One would assume with the race going on that the lots … MORE

    Packet pickup: Was pretty busy but went quickly. WARNING: DO NOT PARK WHERE IT SAYS CARS WITH BOATS ONLY! One would assume with the race going on that the lots near packet pickup would be allowed for racers but they are NOT! You will get a ticket 🙂 The shirts weren’t my favorite shirt but the bag was super nice and I use it all the time.

    Pre-Race: You have to take a shuttle to race start which was kind of fun to meet fellow athletes. Plus it was POURING rain so getting to sit on a bus was fine by me.

    Swim: The weather in 2018 made the swim an absolute nightmare, however in normal weather the swim would be excellent! This race will almost assuredly be wetsuit legal if that’s what you look for. Another thing to not is that transition is fairly far from the swim exit so your T1 time will likely be long. In normal weather having transition on grass would be great but in the monsoon that happened in 2018 it turned in transition mud runs… haha

    Bike: TRAIN FOR HILLS! I was lucky enough to be able to ride the route before race day which I absolutely recommend to anyone who can. The bike is tough but not impossible! The views are actually surprisingly pretty in the farm country of Wisconsin. I had read a ton of reviews before saying the roads were in bad shape but coming from Iowa they seemed normal to me.

    Run: The run was much hillier than I anticipated! It is a giant loop around the lake, through the neighborhoods in the surrounding area. I’m not sure if it was the weather but there was not a lot of crowd support out cheering people on. The volunteers at the finish line were amazing- one immediately came and grabbed me and made sure I was okay before sending me off.

    Post race: The food was really disappointing- it was basically the food they had at the aid stations on the run.

    This race was an amazing challenge and Madison is an awesome town! I would totally do this race again and hopefully with better weather 🙂

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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