You get credit for what you finish, not what you start!

 

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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 2016

 
 

The athletes below will be competing this year. Race dates are 17-20 March 2016

Good luck to all!


**Laura Brock**, 37 ~ Cullman, AL

  • 2015 IM Chattanooga
  • 2015 Cheaha Ultra(bike)
  • 2015 San Francisco Marathon
  • 2015/12 Boston Marathon
  • 2014 JFK 50 Miler
  • 2014 2015 Black Warrior 50k
  • 2013 Disney Goofy Challenge
  • 2013 Mt Mist 50k
  • 2013 IM Florida
  • 2012 IM Louisville
  • 2011 New York Marathon
  • 97 Appalachian Trail Thru Hike

**Laura Knoblach**, 21 ~ Boulder, CO

  • Ironman Boulder
  • Four Marathons
  • 12 Century Rides and handful of 150 mile rides
  • Climbed 16 Colorado 14ers (Incl winter ascents Quandary, Yale, Pikes

**Maria Simone**, 42 ~ Absecon, NJ

  • 2015 Florida Double Anvil - 1st Place
  • 8x Ironman finisher (Lake Placid, Louisville, Mont Tremblant, Coeur d'Alene, Kona-World Championship)
  • Multiple marathon and ultra marathon finisher

**Colleen Wilcox**, 49 ~ Laguna Niguel, CA

  • 2015/14/13 Ironman Arizona
  • 2015 Ironman Canada
  • 2015 Nanny Goat 12 Hour Endurance Race
  • 2015 California International Marathon

**Danielle Winkler**, 45 ~ Newport Beach, CA

  • 2015 Ironman Canada
  • 2015/14/13 Ironman Arizona
  • 2015 Nanny Goat 12 Hour Endurance Run

**Bob Abate**, 46 ~ West Palm Beach, FL

  • 2015/14/12 Florida Double Anvil
  • 2007 Virginia Triple IRON
  • 2006 Virginia Double IRON
  • 2002 Odyssey Double IRON
  • 1997 Monterrey Mexico Deca IRON
  • 1997 France Triple IRON
  • 1996/95/94 Huntsville Double IRON

**Bill Conway**, 48 ~ Clearwater, FL

  • 2016 Croom 100 Mile Trail Run
  • 2015 Florida Double ANVIL
  • 2014 North Face 50K Challenge
  • 4 Ironman's
  • 1 70 Mile ultra run
  • 4 50 Miler ultra runs

**Johan "Taz" Desmet**, 48 ~ Belgian living in Cumming, GA

  • 2015 Virginia Triple Anvil to do
  • 2015 Florida Double Anvil
  • 2014 Oregon Double Anvil
  • 2013 Virginia Triple Anvil
  • 2012 Virginia Double Iron
  • 2008-2011; 35 ultra runs, 3 Iron

**Steve Hendricks**, 56 ~ Newnan, GA

  • 2015 Virginia Triple ANVIL
  • 2015/12 Florida Double ANVIL
  • 6 Iron distance Tri's (Florida, Beach to Battleship, Louisville)
  • Graveyard 100 Miler
  • Bartram 100K
  • Mid-Atlantic 24 Hr Bike Race
  • 15 Marathons (Boston once)
  • 40 Mile Uwharrie Mountain Trail Run
  • Ridges Resort 5k Swim

**John Jenkins**, 42 ~ Absecon, NJ

  • 2015 Florida Double Anvil - 2nd place
  • 2014 Florida Double Anvil
  • 6 Time Ironmane: 2xLake Placid, 1xMont-Tremblant, 1xCozumel (9:35 pr) 1xKona, 1xLousiville
  • 2013 NJ Ultra Festival 100 18:22 2nd OA
  • 2013 Vermont 100 21:30
  • 2013 Feb Apple Frozen 50 Miler 3rd OA 8:25
  • 2013 Peaks Ultra 50 Miler 1st OA 11:27
  • 2010/09 Vermont 50 Miler

**John Lee**, 45 ~ John's Creek, GA from Korea

  • 2015 Ironman Mont Tremblant
  • 2015 Umstead 100 Mile Ultra
  • 2015 Ironhorse 100 Mile Ultra
  • 2014 Ironman Chattanooga
  • Marine Corps, Publix GA, and Albany GA Marathons
  • 1999 Great Floridian

**Joey Lichter**, 35 ~ Pembroke Pines, FL

**Pascal Morin**, 33 ~ Laval, Québec, Canada

  • 2013 Virginia Double ANVIL

**Michael Ortiz**, 32 ~ Brooklyn, NY

  • 2016 Beast of Burden Winter 100 Miler
  • 2015 Beast of Burden Summer 100 Miler
  • 2015 Beast of Burden Winter 50 Miler
  • 2015/14 Knickerbocker 60K Ultra
  • One Ironman

**Juan Carlos Sagastume**, 41 ~ Guatemala City, Guatemala

  • 2015 Leadville 100 Mile Trail Run - 3rd Overall
  • 2015 Grand Raid De La Reunion, Africa 176 Km Ultra Run
  • 2015 Tor Des Geants, Italy 330 Km Ultra Run
  • 2014 Badwater 135 Mile Ultra Run
  • Many many more ultra runs and bike rides and such - crazy stuff     Click here to see his accomplishments - pdf document

**Juan Eugenio Valencia Saldarriaga**, 35 ~ Medellin, Colombia

  • 2015 Florida Double Anvil - 1st Place
  • 2014 Hawaii Ironman
  • 2014 Lake Placid
  • 2014 Ironman Cabos
  • 2013/11 Ironman Hawaii
  • 2013 Ironman Florianopolis
  • 2012 Ironman Texas
  • 2011 Ironman Louisville

**Goulwenn Tristant**, 34 ~ Toulouse, France

  • 2015 Florida Double Anvil
  • 2014 Triple Ultra Lensahn, Germany
  • 2014 Ironman Nice
  • 2014 Ultra Raid vélo 620 km
  • Ultra Trail Tor des géants Italy 330 km
  • 2011 Ironman Nice
  • 2009 Ultra Trail du Mt Blanc 166 km
  • 6 Marathons

**Andrés Villagrán**, 31 ~ Guayaquil, Guyayas, Ecuador

  • 2016 Iron Horse 100 Miler
  • 2015 Virginia Triple Anvil
  • 2015 Oregon Double Anvil
  • 2015 Ultraman Florida
  • Ironman Los Cabos and Mallorca
  • Naples Full Distance Triathlon
  • 10 Marathons

Florida Double ANVIL Teams

**Team Jock, Nurse & Doc**


Georgette Rae/The Nurse, 53 ~ Suwanee, GA
  • Ironman Cozumel x2
  • Ironman Louisville
  • One 50K
  • Several 70.3's
  • Several Half Marathons

Greg Chiarello/The Jock, 67 ~ Suwanee, GA
  • Ironman Los Cabos, Cozumel
  • Ironman Lake Placid, Louisville x2, Florida
  • Many 70.3's
  • 2014 Mt Tremblant 70.3 World Champs
  • 2015 Chicago ITU World Champs
  • Several Marathons
  • Many Half Marathons

Hassan Sayegh/The Doc, 51 ~ Decatur, GA
  • 9 Half Marathons
  • One Marathon

**Team Hammerheads**


Mario Hamel, 50 ~ Canada
  • 2015 IM Cozumel
  • 2015 IM Texas
  • 2015 Challenge Florida 70.3
  • 2015 Great Floridian Triathlon 1/3 2015
  • 2015 Demi-Esprit Montréal
  • 2015 Hawaii 70.3
  • 2015 Florida 70.3
  • 2014 IM Maryland
  • 2014 Austin 70.34
  • 2014 IM 70.3 Word Championship
  • 2014 Calgary 70.3
  • 2014 Mont-Tremblant 70.3
  • 2014 Rev3 Championship

Thor Hesselberg, 43 ~ Stavanger, Norway
  • 2016 Expedition Amundsen 100k ski adventure)
  • 2015 Norseman Extreme Tri
  • 2015/14/13 Celtman Extreme Tri
  • 2015 Ironman Malaysia
  • 2014/13 Axtri
  • Wasdale Tri
  • LysefjordenInn 62k Ultra

Emily Manion, 35 ~ Attleborto, MA
  • 2016 Charleston Marathon
  • 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011 Boston Marathon
  • 2015 Marine Corp Marathon
  • 2015 Providence Marathon
  • 2015 Patriot 70.3
  • 2014 Saracuse 70.3
  • 2013 Bay State Marathon
  • Several 13.1's
  • 100+ Olympic/Sprint TRI's
  • Collegiate/High School Swim & Tennis Coach

**Team Triple Threat**


Brad Kelley, 48 ~ Carrollton, TX
  • 2015/14 Florida Double ANVIL
  • 2013 Florida Double ANVIL
  • 11x Ironman's
  • Leadman, OR 250k Triathlon

Robert Richardson, 27 ~ Miami, FL
  • 2015 Florida Double ANVIL (broke his collarbone during bike and still finished

Rachel Blechman, 22 ~ Miami, FL
  • 2014/12 70.3 Austin
  • Swim Miami 5k
  • Chicago Marathon
  • 2015/14 Ragnar FL Keys

**Team Big Dogs ~ Small Dogs**


Leslie Holton, 47 ~ Pine, CO
  • 2014 Florida Double Anvil
  • 2013/11 Tampa Double IRON
  • 2010 Race Around Ireland (Bike) unable to finish the whole thing
  • 2008 Levis, Canada Double IRON
  • 2007 Virginia Double IRON
  • 2007 Dirty Kanza 200 (1st ever female finisher)
  • 2007 Fireweed 400 (1st place female, RAAM Qualified)
  • 2007 Minnesota Border to Border (1st place mixed pair)
  • 2004/5/6 Ultraman World Championships Participant

Suzy Degazon, 52 ~ Los Angeles, CA via England/Puerto Rico
  • 15 Hawaii Ultraman's
  • 2006 Virginia Double IRON
  • 2002 Odyssey Double IRON
  • France and Austria Triple IRON
  • Austria, Ecuador and Canada Double IRON
  • Ultra marathons in Costa Rica and USA

Drew Holton, 48 ~ Pine, CO

**Team Goofballs**


Katie Riston, 35 ~ Clearwater, FL
  • 2015 Florida Double ANVIL Team
  • 2014 North Face 50K Challenge
  • 2013 Flying Pig Marathon

Vasilis Toxavidis, 45 ~ Attleboro, MA
  • 2015/13/12 Great Floridian Full Triathlon
  • 2015 Virginia Single ANVIL
  • 2015 Florida Double ANVIL Team
  • 2014 Winter Beast of Burden 50 miler
  • 2015 Celtman Extreme Triathlon
  • 2014 Florida Anvil Plus
  • 201 Ghost Trail Train Ultra 100K
  • 2011 Ironman Louisville
  • 2013 Newport Sharkfest Swim
  • 2013 Boston Marathon
  • 2013 Florida ANVIL Plus
  • 2012 Ironman Cozumel
  • 2012 Colorado Marathon

Dave Harris, 40 ~ Tampa, FL
  • 2015 Florida Double ANVIL Team