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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.


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 2015


The athletes below will be competing in this year's event.

Good luck to all!

**Christine Couldrey**, 41 ~ Raglan, NZ

  • 2013 Virginia Quintuple Anvil
  • 2004 Odyssey Triple IRON
  • 2002 Odyssey Double IRON

**Jean Ho**, 48 ~ 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

**Rory Bass**, ~ Kelowna, BC, Canada

  • 2013 Ultraman Canada
  • 2013 Challenge Penticton Full Distance Tri
  • 2011 Iron Legs 80 km Trail Run
  • 2011 Scorched Sole 52 KM Trail Run
  • 2010 Ironman Canada

**Mark Blore**, 47 ~ Coronado, CA

  • 2015 Florida Double Anvil to do
  • 2014 Oregon Double Anvil
  • 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

**Tim Davis**, 41 ~ Alhambra, CA

  • 2014 AC 100 Finisher
  • 14 Ultramarathons (50-100Ks)
  • 10 time Iron-Distance Finisher (2014 Hits Palm Springs, 2012 IMCdA, 2011 IMAZ)
  • 30+ Marathons
  • Several Century Plus rides
  • One 10K swim, several 5k swims

**Shane Eversfield**, 58 ~ Lake Placid , NY

  • 2012 Virginia Triple Anvil
  • 2010/07 Virginia Double IRON

**Wayne Kurtz**, 46 ~ Wexford, PA

  • 2013 Italy Triple Deca 1x30
  • 2012/11 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

**Alin Lupas**, 29 ~ Fullerton, CA

  • 2015 Ultraman Florida
  • 2013 Javelina Jundred
  • 2013 Stagecoach Century
  • 2013 Ocean City Marathon

*Bastiaan Schuttevaer*, 44 ~ Linden, NJ

  • 2015 - Leadville, 100miler, CO (August)
  • 2015 - TBC: 3 Days at the Fair, 48h run, NJ (May)
  • 2015 - HITS Marble Falls, TX Full Distance Tri
  • 2015 - Caumsett 50k,NY, Pistol Ultra, 50k, TN, Trap Pond 50k, DE
  • 2015 - Bandera 100k, TX
  • 2014 - UltraCentric 72h race, TX - 1st Male
  • 2014 - 24 The Hard Way, OK, 3rd Male 2nd Masters, 101 miles
  • 2014 - Beast of Burden, NY, 100 Miler, 10th place
  • 2014 - OSS/CIA 50 miler, Virginia, Grand Mesa 50miler, Colorado
  • 2014 - Green Monster, PA 50k, El Scorcho 50k, TX, Caumsett 50k, NY
  • 2014 - NJ Ultra Festival, NJ 100k
  • 2014 - 3 Days at the Fair, Quadzilla (4 marathons, 3 days)
  • 2013 - Rhode Island 6 Hours, RI
  • 2012 - Parsippany 12h, NJ, NJ Ultra Festival 50k
  • 2012 - Traprock 50k, CT
  • 2012 - Peak Ultra VT, 50 miler
  • A couple more marathons over the years

**Rick van Tuyl**, 50 ~ Laguna Hills, CA

  • 2014 Participated in Ultraman Canada
  • Ironman Arizona 3 times
  • Ironman Los Cabos

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

  • 2015 Ultraman Florida
  • Ironman Los Cabos and Mallorca
  • Naples Full Distance Triathlon
  • 10 Marathons

Oregon "Badass" ANVIL Triathlon

**Angie Gerber**, 45 ~ Hillsboro, OR

  • 2010 Coeur d'Alene
  • 10 Marathons
  • A few 70.3's

**Lisa Wei-Haas**, 55 ~ Tulsa OK from Arvida, Quebec, Canada

  • 2014 Ultraman Canada
  • Leadville 250 Mile Triathlon (inaugural Boulder City and Bend)
  • 31 Iron Distance finshes (All 6 Silverman, =IM Lanzarote, IM France, IM Hawaii legacy participant)
  • ALl 5 EpicWoman camps

**Teresa Wymetalek**, 43 ~ Beaverton, OR

  • 2014 Vancouver Marathon

**Dolph Hoch IV**, 49 ~ Kellogg, ID

  • 2014 Yellowstone to Teton 100 Miler
  • 2013 Virginia Triple ANVIL
  • 2012 Chesapeakeman Full distance
  • 2007 ERNA RAID "Toughest Military Competition in the world" finisher and highest place ever for TEAM USA
  • 2006 40 Mile Cross Country Ruck Race with 40 lb Ruck - Team USA 1st Place
  • 2000/1999 Lake Placid Ironman

**Nick "Iron Gut" Mallett**, 51 ~ Katoomba, NSW, Australia

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