I just wanna TRI! Make that a Double ANVIL serving please!!

 

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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.

   

 

 

Oregon Athletes Racing in 2014

 
 

The athletes below will be competing (or expressed their intent to compete) in next 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. The dates for 2014 are 18 - 20 July.

Good luck to all!


**Suzy Degazon**, 50 ~ Covina, CA from England

  • 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

**Jean Ho**, 47 ~ Taiwan living in Newport Beach, CA

  • 7 100 Milers
  • Couple of Century Rides
  • 88 marathon or longer distance runs
  • Will have a Full Distance Tri done before race

**Leslie Holton**, 44 ~ Pine, CO

  • 2014 Florida Double Anvil To Do
  • 2013 Italy Deca 1x10 Full Distance To Do
  • 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

**Kristin "Kay" Scott**, 44 ~ Bedford, TX

  • 2014 Florida ANVIL Plus
  • 2013 Virginia Double ANVIL Plus++
  • 2013 Florida Double ANVIL Plus
  • 2011 Virginia Double IRON
  • 2010 Ironman Las Vegas
  • Two 100 Mile Ultra Runs
  • 45+ Marathons/UltraMarathons Raising funds for Parkinson's Disease for my dad

**Stacey Shand**, 34 ~ Kelowna, BC, Canada

  • 2013 Marathon des Sables
  • 2013 Badwater 135 Mile Ultra Marathon
  • 2013 Rocky Racoon 100 Miler
  • 2012 Ultraman Canada
  • 2012 Javelina Jundred Miler

**Mark Blore**, 46 ~ Coronado, CA

  • Ironman KY, AZ, UT
  • 2012 Ragnar Team Winner
  • Avalon 50 Miler
  • Old Goat 50 Miler
  • 2x Deathride
  • 2x 300k Brevets
  • 24 Hr World's Toughest Mudder Competitor

**Johan "Taz" Desmet**, 46 ~ Belgium living in Suwanee, GA

  • 2013 Virginia Triple Anvil
  • 2013 Pinhoti 100 Mile Ultra Run
  • 2013 Vineman 140.6
  • 2012 Virginia Double IRON
  • 2012 TACA 126.2 Mile
  • 2011 IM Louisville
  • 2012/11 Pinhoti 100 Miler
  • Georgia Jewell 100 Miler
  • 2011 2011 Guts Reactor Run 100 Miler
  • 13 Marathons
  • 10 50 Milers

**Steve Fullard**, 38 ~ England living in CA

  • 2013 Vineman 140.6
  • 2013/12 Auburnman 70.3 (world's toughest half
  • 2012 Chicken Lips Adv Race winner
  • 2011 Embrunman 140.6 (worlds toughest full tri
  • 2011 John O'Groats to Lands End cycle/950 miles in 9 days

**David Jepson**, 37 ~ Fort Collins, CO from Scotland

  • 2014 Florida Double ANVIL - 2nd
  • 2013 Virginia Double Anvil - 1st
  • 2013 Florida Double IRON - 1st
  • 2012 Virginia Triple IRON - 1st
  • 2011 Virginia Double IRON - 2nd
  • 2011 Florida Double IRON - 3rd
  • 7 Ironman Finishes

**Nick Mallett**, 50 ~ Katoomba, NSW, Australia

  • 2 Double Iron Triathlons
  • 4 Ultraman Finishes
  • 2X Ultraman Canada Champion
  • 20 Ironman Finishes
  • Deca Olympic Triathlon Finish

**Ryan Matej**, 35 ~ Rosenberg, TX

  • 2014 Ironman Texas
  • 2011 Rock n Roll San Antonio Marathon

**Tim Robert**, 49 ~ Honolulu, HI

  • 2013 Peacock 100K Ultramarathon
  • 2012 Ultraman World Championship, Hawaii
  • 2011 Ironman France
  • 2011 Double Waikiki Roughwater Swim
  • 2011 236-mile USMC Ultracycle
  • 2010 Ironman New Zealand
  • 2008-2013 Multiple Marathons

**David Seres**, 42 ~ Newport Beach, CA

  • 2014 Florida Double ANVIL
  • 2013 Across the Years 48 Hour Run
  • 2013/12/11/10 Ironman Arizona

**David Studwell**, 44 ~ Middlesex, England

  • 2012 Virginia Triple IRON
  • 2012 Florida Double IRON
  • 2011 Virginia Double IRON

**Jim Wilkes**, 38 ~ Potsdam, NY

  • 2013 Virginia Triple ANVIL
  • 2012 Virginia Double IRON Plus
  • 2012 Ironman Lake Placid
  • 2012 Rev 3 Cedar Point Full Distance
  • 2012 JFK 50 Miler
  • 2011 Rev3 Full Distance Triathlon
  • Races with Team Red, White and Blue
  • 2011 Burlington City Marathon

Oregon Single ANVIL

Bobby Cooper, 39 ~ Yuba City, CA

  • Vineman Full Distance Tri end of July to do
  • 2014 Greece Marathon to do
  • California International Marathon
  • 2x Ironman Arizona
  • 3 Half Ironman's
  • 30 plus Half Marathons

Dan Duran, 45 ~ Yuba City, CA

  • 2013 Ironman Cozumel
  • 2013 Nike WOmen's Marathon
  • 2012 Californian International (CIM) Marathon