Thursday, June 22, 2006

Ironman at the Playhouse

This Sunday, June 25th, Playhouse Director of External Affairs, Ken Novice, will be competing in the Ford Ironman Coeur d'Alene, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

The race will start with a 2.4 mile swim along a course in Coeur d'Alene Lake, followed by a 112 mile bike ride which includes elevation changes of approximately 600 vertical feet and winds up with a 26.2 mile marathon.

While Wikipedia, gives a decent summary of the Ironman competitions (with plenty of useful links), the common thread for the vast majority of participants is that they are certifiably insane. (Not that Ken is mind you, I'm just saying).

The event starts Sunday a 7am (Mountain time?) and continues until midnight.

You can follow Ken's progress by typing in his name at

And all kidding aside I'm sure I speak for everyone here at the Playhouse in expressing our pride in Ken's ambitious undertaking.

[UPDATE: Congratulations to Ken for completing the race at 15:44:41, 15 minutes under the time he had predicted. His stat page is located here. -SK]

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