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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 2017

 
 

The athletes below will be competing (or expressed their intent to compete) in 2017. 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. Race Dates will be 16-19 March 2017 at Lake Louisa State Park, Clermont, Florida.

Good luck to all!


**Karen Alexeev**, 64 ~ Gulfport, FL

  • 2015/13/12 Florida Double Anvil
  • 2016/15 Keys 100 Miler - oldest women to finish
  • 2016/15/14/13 Croom Zoom 50K
  • 2016/15/14/13 Croom Fools 50 Mile Run
  • 2016/15/14/13 Pinellas Trail 46 Miler
  • 2015 Florida Beach 50K
  • Great Floridian - 96,97,98,99,00,01,04,06,08,12,15,16
  • 2003 Ironman Hawaii
  • 2002 Ironman Florida
  • 14 Marathons

**Michelle Bolhuis**, 54 ~ Clermont, FL

  • 2015 Ironman Barcelona, Cozumel
  • 2014 Ironman Louisville, Wisconsin, Maryland, Florida
  • 2013 Ironman Florida, Arizona
  • 2010/09 Ironman New Zealand
  • 2007 Worlds Long (France)
  • 2006 Ironman Australia
  • 2005 Worlds Short (Hawaii)
  • 2004 Ironman Canada

**Mary Dobbins**, 47 ~ Claremore, OK

  • 2016 Ironman Texas
  • 2016 Ironman Chattanooga
  • 5 Marathons

**Linda Hayes**, 56 ~ Reno, NV

  • 2016 Ultraman Florida
  • 2016 Boston Marathon
  • 2015 Ironman Lake Tahoe 1st place age group
  • 2015 Ironman Boulder 5th place age group
  • 3x Hawaii Ironman
  • 2013 Pikes Peak Marathon

**Shanda Hill**, 34 ~ Vernon, BC, Canada

  • 2016 Virginia Quintuple ANVIL
  • 2016 Oregon Double ANVIL
  • 2014 Okanagan Marathon
  • 2014 17k Kai Beach to Oyama Beach swim
  • 2015/14 Challenge Penticton Full Distance Tri
  • Fat Dog 80 km Ultra Run

**Laura Knoblach**, 22 ~ Boulder, CO

  • 2016 Virginia Triple ANVIL
  • 2016 Florida Double ANVIL
  • Ironman Boulder
  • Four Marathons
  • 12 Century Rides and handful of 150 mile rides
  • Climbed 16 Colorado 14ers (Incl winter ascents Quandary, Yale, Pikes

**Carrie O'Bryan**, 38 ~ Claremore, OK

**Wendy Orlando**, 45 ~ Sarasota, FL

  • 2015 Virginia Triple ANVIL - everything but 5 laps of the run left
  • 2014 Florida Double ANVIL
  • 2013 Flatlanders 12 Hour race
  • 2013 Florida Anvil Plus
  • 2012 Florida Double IRON Team

**Colleen Wilcox**, 50 ~ Laguna Niguel, CA

  • 2016 Florida Double ANVIL
  • 2015/14/13 Ironman Arizona
  • 2015 Ironman Canada
  • 2015 Nanny Goat 12 Hour Endurance Race
  • 2015 California International Marathon

**Danielle Winkler**, 46 ~ Newport Beach, CA

  • 2016 Florida Double ANVIL
  • 2015 Ironman Canada
  • 2015/14/13 Ironman Arizona
  • 2015 Nanny Goat 12 Hour Endurance Run

**Bob Abate**, 47 ~ 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

**Simon Boag**, 51 ~ Los Gatos, CA

  • 2015 Ironman Arizona
  • 2014 Ironman Mont Tremblant
  • 8 Full Ironman races
  • 50 mile ultra run
  • numerous marathons
  • 24 hour Adventure Race

**Vincenzo Catalano**, 47 ~ Desenzano del Garda, Italy

**Juan Contreras**, 39 ~ Weston, FL from Mexico

  • 2016/15 Ironman Panama City, FL
  • 2016 Ironman Beach 2 Battleship
  • 2013 12 Marathons in 12 Months

**David Daniels**, 36 ~ Vineland, NJ

  • 2016 Ironman North Carolina
  • 2015 Ironman Muskoka
  • 2014 Ironman Maryland

**Laurent Guinette**, 38 ~ Colmar, France

  • 2x Lensahn Germany Triple Ultra
  • 2x Slovenia Double Ultra
  • Lithuania Double Ultra
  • Blumaud Austria Double Ultra
  • Many Trail and Ultra Diagonal Trails of the Mad, Transgrancanaria, Peru
  • 40 Marathons
  • 8 or 10 Ironmans

**Mario Hamel**, 51 ~ Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  • 2016 Florida Double ANVIL Team
  • 2015 IM Cozumel
  • 2015 IM Texas
  • 2015 Demi-Esprit Montréal
  • 2014 IM Maryland

**Erik Hanley**, 35 ~ Fort Collins, CO

  • 2016 Virginia Quintuple ANVIL
  • 2016 Bigfoot 200 Mile Ultra Run
  • 2016/15 Florida Double Anvil
  • 2015 Virginia Triple ANVIL
  • 2014/13 Ironman Texas
  • 2014 Leadville 100 Mile Trail Run
  • 2014/13/12/11/10 Rocky Racoon 100 Mile Trail Run
  • 2014 Glacial 50 Mile Trail Run
  • 2014/13 Mt Whitney ascent
  • 2014/13 Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim Grand Canyon hike
  • 2013 Bandera 100 km Trail Run
  • 2013 Cactus Rose 100 Mile Trail Run
  • 2012-2005 Ironman Wisconsin
  • 2006 Ironman Coeur d'Alane
  • 2005/04 Ironman Lake Placid

**Joe Jaffe**, 52 ~ Geneva, NY

  • 2016 Hawaii Ironman
  • 2 Ultramans
  • 21 Ironmans
  • 100 Mile Ultra Trail Run
  • Four 50 Mile Ultra Runs
  • many stand along marathons

*Dan Jensen*, 64 ~ Sioux Falls, SD

  • 2015/14 Florida Double ANVIL
  • 2011/10/08/05 Badwater 135 Miler/36:00 Plus pr
  • 2010 Leanhourse 100 miler/24;38
  • 2010 Monterrey Mexico Deca IRON (all but last 70 miles of the run
  • 2008 Virginia Triple IRON
  • 2007 Virginia Double IRON Plus
  • 1999/97 Hawaii Ironman/12:20

**Stephen Johnson**, 54 ~ Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

  • Canadian record holder 1995 to 2007 Double Ironman (7.6 km swim, 360 km cycle, 84.4 km run) 22 hours 44 minutes
  • Winner Double Iron Triathlon 1995 (Huntsville, Alabama) 22 hours 44 minutes
  • Third place Double Iron Triathlon 1996 (Huntsville, Alabama) 23 hours 21 minutes
  • Fifth place Double Iron Triathlon 2000 (Colonial Beach, Virginia) 24 hours 44 minutes
  • Third Place Double Ultra triathlon Canada 2001 (Levis, Quebec) 23 hours 6 minutes
  • Second place Friedrich Nietzsche Ultra-Distance Duathlon World Championship 1996 (Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 250 km cycle and 52 km run) 12 hours 24 minutes
  • Fourth Place Ultraman Canada 2005 (Swim 10km, Cycle 418km, run 84km)
  • Third Place Ultra man Canada 2006 (Swim 10km, Cycle 418km, run 84km)
  • Eight time Double Ironman finisher
  • Triple Ironman finisher 1997 (11.4 km swim, 540 km cycle, 126.6 km run) Lensahn, Germany in 52 hours 2 minutes
  • Fourteen time Ironman distance finisher (3.8 km swim, 180 km cycle, 42.2 km run)
  • Ultraman World Championships finisher 2007
  • Finisher World Decatriathlon Challenge 2008 (38 km swim, 1800 km cycle, 422 km run) Monterrey, Mexico

**Beat Knechtle**, 53 ~ Freidorf, Switzerland

**Roberto Lendaro**, 56 ~ Tarcento, Italy

  • 2010 Mexico Double Deca
  • 2009 Mexico 1x10 Ultra Tri
  • Ultraman Canada
  • Ironman Frankfurt
  • Transcanaria Ultra Trail Running

**Joey Lichter**, 36 ~ Pembroke Pines, FL

  • 2016 Virginia Triple ANVIL
  • 2016 Oregon Double ANVIL Team
  • 2016 Florida Double ANVIL
  • 2016 Krispy Kreme Challenge
  • 2015 Great Floridian 140.6
  • 2015 Swim Around Key West
  • 2014 Ironman Texas

**Sean Martin**, 38 ~ Pensacola, FL

  • 2016 Ironman Texas, Lake Placid, Louisville
  • 2015 Florida Ironman
  • 2014 Ironman Chattanooga
  • 2013 Marine Corps Marathon
  • 2011 National Marathon

**Bernard Nuss**, 56 ~ Nuremberg, Germany

  • 2015 Double-Ultratriathlon Emsdetten
  • 2014 Ironman France and 100 Miles Berlin
  • 2013 Ironman Frankfurt and Challenge Roth
  • 2012 Challenge Roth
  • 24 Ultramarathon
  • 45 Marathon

**Michael Ortiz**, 33 ~ Brooklyn, NY

  • 2016 Virginis Triple ANVIL ~ Unofficial
  • 2016 Oregon Single ANVIL Plus
  • 2016 Florida Double ANVIL
  • 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

**Roy Payne**, 52 ~ Sugarloaf Key, FL

  • 2016 Ultraman Florida
  • 22 Ironman's/10:01 PR

**József Rokob**, 38 ~ Győr, Hungary

  • 2013 Triple Deca 1x30 Ultra Distance Tri Winner
  • A few others

**Jay Sonnenklar**, 54 ~ Miami, FL

  • 2015 Virginia Triple Anvil
  • 2015/14 Florida Double Anvil
  • 2014 Virginia Double Anvil Plus
  • 2013 Florida Full Triathlon

**Russ Tarnowsky**, 50 ~ Waterford, MI

  • 2016 5K Swim to the Moon
  • 2013 Ironman Lake Tahoe
  • 2012 Ironman Texas
  • Multiple 50K runs
  • Multiple century rides

**Tristan Vinzent**, 54 ~ Wörrstadt, Germany

  • 2015/10 Virgina Double Anvil
  • 2015 Florida Double Anvil
  • 2014 Leon Mexico Deca Ultra
  • 2014 Slovenia Double Ultra
  • 2014 Lensahn Germany Triple Ultra
  • 2013 Monterrey Mexico Quintuple Ultra
  • 2011/12 Virginia Triple IRON

**Michael Ward**, 50 ~ Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK

  • 2016 Virginia Quintuple Continuous Format
  • 1 Deca IRON 1x10
  • 1 Deca IRON Continuous format
  • 1 Quintuple IRON
  • 6 Double IRON
  • 15 Ironman's

**Konstantinos Zemadanis**, 39 ~ Fokida, Greece

  • 2016 Panevezys, Lithuania Double Ultra 25:30
  • 2014 Leon, Mexico Deca 1x10 120 Hours
  • 2014 Lensahn Germany Triple Ultra 42 Hours

Florida Double ANVIL Teams

**Team Good Girls ~ Questionable Decisions**


Dawn Fontana, 41 ~ Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 2016 Ironman Florida to do
  • 1 Marathon
  • 10 Half Marathons
  • 2 70.3's
  • 4 Ragnar Relays
  • bunch of shorter distance tri's and run
  • 100k and 100 mile bike rides

Aida Ali, 27 ~ Miami, FL
  • 2016 Ironman Florida to do
  • 3 Marathons
  • 1 Half Marathon
  • 3 70.3's
  • multi shorter distance races

Carol Hawkins , 61 ~ Cooper City, FL
  • 2016 Ironman Florida to do
  • 14 Marathons
  • 50+ Half Marathons
  • 4 70.3's
  • 2 Century rides
  • Countless shorter distance races

**Team KLB**


Kristin Coker, ~ Lakeland, FL

Lisa Smelser, ~ Lakeland, FL
  • 2012 American Triple T Multi Day Tri
  • 2012 Ironman Florida 11:50
  • Multiple 70.3's

Brenda Skoczelas ~ FL

**Team Shits n' Giggles**


Karen Ziv, 37 ~ Myakka City, FL
  • 2016 Save The Daylight 48 (goal is 110 miles in 30 hours) to do
  • 2016 Georgia Jewel 50
  • 2016 Skydive Ultra 50 Miler
  • 2016 Croom Fools 50 Miler
  • 2015 IM Florida
  • 2015/14 Caloosahatchee Ultra 50k
  • 2016 Croom Zoom 50k
  • 2016/15 Clermont Intimidator 70.3
  • 20145 Rev3 Venice 70.3

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

Kelly Rickerson , 57 ~ Palmetto, FL
  • 2016/15 Clermont Intimidator 70.3
  • 2015 Caloosahatchee 50k
  • 2015 Ironman FL
  • 2014 Augusta 70.3

**Team TriDi**


Dawn Fontana, 56 ~ Sunrise, FL
  • 2016 Oregon Double ANVIL Team
  • 2 Ironman's
  • ton's of 70.3's and 26.2's

Diane Calloway, ~ , FL

Keith Calloway , ~ , FL

Florida ANVIL Triathlon

Deb Battaglia, 49 ~ , NJ

  • Virginia and Florida Double ANVIL

Michelle Echeverria, 23 ~ Guatemala living in Grand Prairie, TX

  • 2016 Ironman Cozumel
  • 2015 Florida Double Anvil Team
  • Two 70.3 Ironmans