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The Creation of the AnVillage

The AnVillage term was penned by Maria Simone following the March 2016 Double ANVIL.

The Anvillage!!!

It would be a mistake to think of a Double Anvil as simply twice an Ironman. While the numbers do add up that way, the experience is so much more than just those numbers.

Representative of these differences is the very language used to described the center of the race. An Ironman has a transition area. The Double Anvil has a village. That’s more than just a semantic difference.

Within the confines of that Anvil village–what I’m going to call the Anvillage–lies the key to what makes this event so special: a sense of community that comes from pushing the edges of our comfort zones, sharing the belief that limits are for other people, and finding our strength not only as individuals–but also as a community of people seeking the extraordinary.

While I raced as a solo racer, this effort was hardly an individual effort for me – or for any of my fellow racers. It is not possible to cross the finish line of a race of this magnitude without the support of the Anvillage. The respect and support of the racers, their crews, and the race staff is like no other race I’ve ever done.

Not. Even. Close.

The commiseration or commendation of your fellow comrades-in-laps can lift you out of a hole or help you ride the high to the finish line. There were times when I was convinced that to go another lap would be a seemingly impossible, Herculean effort. But, then, a fellow racer or their crew would cheer me on, give me words of encouragement, and I was fueled and renewed by the knowledge that if I believed it – I would achieve it.

We may have started as individuals, but in passing through the Anvillage lap after lap after lap–and yeah, another lap–we crossed the line into family.

To read her complete race report, click here for the document

   

 

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December 2013 Poem

The following poem was penned by Sarah Speicher, who completed the October 2013 Virginia Double ANVIL. She's a poet and we didn't know it.

ANVILIZATION

Twisting and turning all through the night
Heart beat pounding through the invasive fright
Rising to eat hours before daylight
Foam rolling and stretching to avoid the dreaded tight

To read the rest, click here for the document

   

 

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Consider Helping Race Staff out or be a Support Crew for a racer

Are you thinking of tackling the Double or Triple ANVIL Triathlon. Have you upped your training which should consist of some overnight training and sleep deprivation. What else might be invovled in a successful finish for you? Think about coming out and helping either the race management OR crew for an athlete. Not all athletes can bring their own support crew, usually it's a money issue with having to travel a long distance.

But either way - you will see how the race unfolds, what atheltes are doing right, do wrong. Will answer some of your questions and make you think of other things you hadn't thought of. Email Steve Kirby at steve@USAUltraTri.com for more information and to be added to the list.

   

 

 

Florida Athletes Racing in 2012

 
 

The athletes below will be competing (or expressed their intent to compete) in this years event. If they have an asterisk (**) before and after their name, that means they have registered and paid for the race. If there is only one asterisk (*), means they are pretty serious, more than just a dream - a wish, but haven't registered yet.

Good luck to all!


**Karen Alexeev**, 59 ~ Gulfport, FL

  • 9 times Great Floridian
  • 2003 Hawaii Ironman
  • 2002 Ironman Florida

**Deb Battaglia**, 44 ~ Salt Lake City, UT

  • 2011 Virginia Double IRON
  • 2011 Ultraman Canada
  • 2011/09 24 Hours of Triathlon
  • 20 Iron Distance Triathlons
  • Triple T Ohio & North Carolina

**Kacie Darden**, 27 ~ Atlanta, GA

  • 2011 Ironman Cozumel
  • 2011 Chattanooga River Rat 4.5 Mile Swim
  • 2011 Rev3 Cedar Point Full IRON Race
  • 2011 Ironman St George
  • 2010 Ironman Louisville
  • 2010 Tashka 50K Trail Run
  • 2010/09 The Ridges Invitation 5k Swim
  • 2009 Disney Marathon

**Danielle Grabol**, ~ Atlanta, GA

  • 2011 Men's & Woman's Course Record for riding across FL - 422 Miles in 27H54M
  • 2008 Ironman Louisville
  • Rev3 Cedar Point 140.6
  • New River 50K Trail Run
  • Bunch of little stuff that equated to big stuff

**Rebecca Hansen**, 51 ~ Naples, FL

  • 2011 Spartan YouMayDie 42 Hour Death Race Official Finisher
  • 2011 Umstead 100 Miler
  • 2011 LOST 118 Endurance Run
  • 2010 Great Floridian

**Gisela Lindoff**, 25 ~ Sweden

  • 2011 Florida Double IRON Team
  • 2010 Månkarbo Marathon (Sweden)
  • 2009 Kalmar Triathlon (Sweden) - 14:07
  • 2008 Mariestad Marathon (Sweden)
  • 3 50K Ultra Runs
  • 4 Six Hour Run
  • 1 14 Hour Ultra Run

**Suraya Oliver**, 47, West Midlands ~ England

  • Deca Hawaii World Champion
  • Quintuple Mexico World Champion
  • Virginia Double IRON First Place Female
  • Levis, CanadaDouble IRON 3rd Place
  • Austria Double IRon Finsiher
  • Roth Ironman Finisher
  • Longest Day UK Finisher
  • Several Marathons

**Tammie Wonning**, 40 ~ Tampa, FL

  • 2011 Ancient Oaks 100 Miler
  • 2011 Ironman Louisville
  • 2010/09 Ironman Cozumel
  • 2008 Ironman Arizona

**Bob Abate**, 45 ~ West Palm Beach, FL

  • 2007 Virginia Triple IRON
  • 2006 Virginia Double IRON
  • 2002 Odyssey Double IRON
  • 1995/94 Huntsville Double IRON

**Lars Anderson**, 34 ~ Denmark

  • Challenge Copenhagen Iron Distance
  • 2001 Ironman
  • Many Marathons

**Yves Beauchamp**, 47 ~ Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  • 2009 Virginia Double IRON
  • 2009/8 Hungary Double IRON
  • 2008/2 Monterrey Mexico Deca IRON
  • 2008 Lensahn, Germany Triple IRON
  • 2007 Neulengback, Austria Double IRON
  • 2006 Vidabahn, France Deca IRON
  • 2006/5 Ultramarathon Canadian Champ 2nd/7th Pl
  • 2005/2000 Levis, Canada Double IRON
  • 2005 Moosburg, Austria Double IRON
  • 2001 France Triple IRON
  • Guinness World Record for stationary bike (Spinning) 77 Hours 22 Minutes
  • Yves personal webpage

**Chet "the jet" Blanton**, 53 ~ Honolulu, HI

  • 1999 Virginia Triple IRON
  • 1998 Monterrey Mexico Double Deca

**Matt Brown**, 41 ~ Waukee, IA

  • 2011 Ironman Lanzarote
  • 2011 Double Triple Bypass Bike Ride
  • 2010 Canadian Iron Horse 100
  • 2001 Ironman Lake Geneva

**Bogie Dumitrescu**, 33 ~ Romania living in Denver, CO

  • 2011 100 Mile Trail Run to do
  • 2011 Marathon des Sables
  • Unoffical solo 135 Mile Badwater Run
  • 2004 Beast of the East 4 day Adv Race

**Steve Hendricks**, 52 ~ Newnan, GA

  • 3 Iron distance Tri's (Florida, Beach to Battleship, Louisville)
  • 15 Marathons (Boston once)
  • 40 Mile Uwharrie Mountain Trail Run
  • Ridges Resort 5k Swim

**Andy Karall**, ~ Austria living in Thailand

  • 2009 Monterrey Deca IRON
  • 2009 Hungary Double IRON

**Charles Kemeny**, 36 ~ Tallahassee, FL

  • 2010 Virginia Double IRON
  • 2009 Hawaii Ironman World Championship
  • 2009 Ironman Louisville

**Wayne Kurtz**, 45 ~ Wexford, PA

  • 2011 Florida Double IRON
  • 2010 Monterrey Mexico Deca IRON
  • 2010/9/8/7 Virginia Double IRON
  • 2010 Slovenia Double IRON
  • 2009 Monterrey Mexico Deca 10x10 IRON
  • 2009 Bonyhad Hungary Double IRON
  • 2008 Monterrey Mexico Quintuple IRON
  • 2008 Levis, Canada Double IRON
  • Lots of other smaller events that equal long training runs now

**Bobby Leong**, 48 ~ New York City, NY

  • 2011 IM Lake Placed to do
  • 2011 Sebring, FL 12/14 Endurance Cycling Event
  • 2009 Bike Ride San Diego, CA to St Augustine, FL to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project
  • 2009/08 IM Lake Placid

**Gary Lewis**, ~ Jacksonville, FL

  • 4 100K Ultra Runs
  • 10 50K Ultra Runs
  • 30 + Marathons

**Kari Martens**, 52 ~ Sweden

  • 2009 Virginia Double IRON
  • 2008 Monterrey Mexico Deca IRON
  • 2008 Lensahn Germany Triple IRON

**Ben Murphy**, 21 ~ Clemson, SC

  • 2011 Ironman Louisville
  • 2011 Beach2Battleship Iron Distance
  • 5k Swim

**Jason Overbaugh**, Atlanta ~ GA

  • 2011 EPICMAN 3 Triple IRON Hawaii To Do
  • 2011 Umstead 100 Miler

**John Price**, 57 ~ Virginia Beach, VA

  • 2011 Ran Across America
  • 2010 Monterrey Mexico Double Deca IRON (Finished Swim/Bike/Only Half the Run

**William "Ironox" Pruett**, 44 ~ Burleson, TX

  • 2011 Virginia IRON Plus Triathlon
  • 2011 Florida IRON Plus Triathlon
  • 8 Time Ironman Competitor/5 Time Finisher
  • Multiple Marathon Finisher
  • Four 24 Hour Bike Ride Finisher
  • Three 5k Swim Finisher

**Guy Rossi**, 63 ~ Colmar, France

  • 2011/10/09 Virginia Double IRON
  • Winner of the world cup ultratriathlon IUTA in 1993, 1997, 1999
  • 9th in the IUTA World Cup Ranking for 2011
  • 10 Deca IRON Triathlons (best time 9 days 16h), winner one time
  • 3 Quintuple IRON Triathlons (best time 90h57)
  • 27 Triple IRON Triathlons (best time 40h30)
  • 56 Double IRON Triathlons ( best time 23h17)
  • Ironmans: best time: 10h29 Austria
  • 18 Podium Finishes
  • Ironmans: best time: 10h29 Austria
  • http://rossi.guy.free.fr

**Vishal Sahni**, 32 ~ India living in Washington, DC

  • 2011 Massanutten 100 Mile Ultra
  • 2011 Cascade Crest 100 Mile Ultra
  • 2010 Wasatch 100 Mile Ultra
  • 2010 Bighorn 100 Mile Ultra
  • 2010 Vineman Ironman
  • 2009 Superior Sawtooth 100 Mile Ultra
  • 2009 Kettle Moraine 100 Mile Ultra
  • 4 50 Mile Ultras
  • 3 50K Ultras
  • 16 Marathons (4 Boston)

**Pete Santamarina**, 42 ~ Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • 2006 Virginia Double IRON
  • 2 Ironmans
  • 50 Mile Benefit Run
  • 10 Marathons

**David Studwell**, 41 ~ Middlesex, England

  • 2011 Virginia Double IRON

**Kevin Swenson**, 51 ~ Gulf Breeze, FL

  • 2012 Ironman France To Do
  • 2011 Ironman Wisconsin To Do
  • 2011 Ironman Lanzarote
  • 2010/07 Ironman Coeur d"Alene
  • 2010 Ironman Florida
  • 2009 Ironman Canada
  • 2009 Ironman Arizona
  • 2008 Ironman New Zealand
  • 2009/07 Tokyo (Japan)
  • 2008 FOB Marez (Iraq)
  • 2007/06 Al Dhafra Air Base (United Arab Emeritus)
  • 2000 Ali Al Salem (Kuwait)
  • 1991 Rotary Beach (Biloxi MS)
  • 1990 Blue Angel (Pensacola FL)

**Joe Trettel**, 56 ~ Silver Springs, FL

  • 2011 Virginia Triple IRON
  • 2011 Florida Double IRON
  • 2010 Great Floridian
  • 2010 Double IRON 25th Annv Edition
  • 10 Iron Distance Triathlons
  • 60 Mile Ultra Run

**Adam Watkins**, 32 ~ Washington, DC

  • 2009 Virginia Triple IRON
  • 2008 Virginia Double IRON
  • 2008 Ironman Coeur d'Alene
  • 2008 North Face Endurance DC 50 Miler
  • 2007 JFK 50 Miler
  • 2007 Ironman Arizona
  • 2005 Chesapeake Man Iron Distance
  • Several Marathons

**Stefan Zetterström**, 50 ~ Sweden

  • 2011 Florida Double IRON Team
  • 7 Years Total Vasaloppet 52 Mile X-Cross Country Ski Race
  • 2009/8/7 Sweden Kalmar Iron Tri 12:06 pr
  • 2010 Bonyhad, Hungary Double IRON
  • 2010/9 Slovenia Double IRON
  • 2009 Austria Double IRON
  • 3 Marathons
  • 4 Six hour Ultra Runs
  • 2 50K Ultra Runs
  • 7 times Trollhättan (Sweden) 24 hour Ultra Run


Florida Double IRON Teams

Team USA


**Angie Voltmer Wise**, 40 ~ St Joseph, MO
Swim/Half Bike
  • Unoffical Finisher 1999 Odyssey Double IRON

**Wendy Orlando**, 41 ~ Sarasota, FL
Half Bike

**Jon Orlando**, 41 ~ Sarasota, FL
Run
  • 2010 Melbourne Marathon
  • 2008 Space Coast Half Marathon
  • 2008 Sarasota Half Marathon