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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 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. The dates for 2017 are 13/16 July.

Good luck to all!


Suzy Degazon, 53 ~ Los Angeles, CA via England/Puerto Rico

  • 2016 Florida Double ANVIL Team
  • 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

Kara Dickson-Hoffman, 42 ~ Vernon, BC, Canada

  • 2012 Ultraman Canada
  • 2013 Ironman Melbourne
  • 2011/09/03/1997 Ironman Canada
  • 2011 Ironman Arizona
  • 2006 Ironman Coeur d'Alene
  • Two 50 Mile Ultra Runs
  • Three 50k Ultra Runs
  • Half dozrn marathons
  • Birthed 3 children

Jo Fearon, ~ Cork, Ireland

Georgeta Gruescu, 44 ~ Bothell, WA from Romania

  • 2016 Hawaii Ironman to do
  • 2016 Oregon Double ANVIL
  • 18 Ironman's
  • 102 Marathons/ultra runs (up to 100 milers)

Tonya Keyes-Christianson, 310 ~ Mesa, AZ

  • 2014 Javelina 100
  • 2013 Ironman Arizona
  • 2013 Ironman Texas

Giampaolo Bendinelli, 54 ~ Verona, Italy

  • 2016 Oregon Double ANVIL
  • 2015 Leon, Mexico Quintuple 1x5

Chet "the jet" Blanton, 58 ~ Honolulu, HI

  • Completed #99 & 100 Ironman distances tri's during Oregon Double
  • 2016 Oregon Double ANVIL
  • 100 Hour Tennis Marathon
  • 16 Ironman's
  • 3 Double IRON's
  • 3 Triple IRON's
  • 1 Quintuple IRON
  • 1 Deca
  • 2010 Double DECA all swim and run/ half bike
  • 1998 Monterrey Mexico Double Deca

*Mark Blore*, 48 ~ Coronado, CA

  • 2016 Virginia Quintuple ANVILo
  • 2016/15/14 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

*Brandon Bolger* ~ , Tacoma, WA

Jim Brazil, ~ , WA

Charlie Brown, 41 ~ Bakersfield, CA

  • Ironman Cabo, Canada, Cabo, Arizona, Brazil
  • 4 Marathons
  • Ironman Corporation "All-World Athlete" Silver status

Rob Brunton, 45 ~ Mesa, AZ

  • 2016/15 Ironman Arizona
  • 2016 Ironman Boulder
  • 2014 Ironman Texas
  • 4 Marathons

Sean Collett, ~ Marondera, Zimbabwe

  • 2014 Ironman South Africa

Loren Collingwood, ~ Riverside, CA

  • 2015 Ironman Texas
  • 2013 Ironman Louisville
  • 2013 Boston Marathon

EErnan Ernan, ~ Aliso Viejo, CA from the Philippines

  • 2015 Ironman Boulder
  • 2015 San Lorenzo River Trail 50K

Shane Eversfield, 59 ~ Lake Placid , NY

  • 2015 Oregon Double ANVIL
  • 2012 Virginia Triple ANVIL
  • 2010/07 Virginia Double IRON

F Thomas Fisher, 36 ~ , Clarksville, IN

  • 2016 Oregon Double ANVIL
  • 2013 Redman Tri 1st Place
  • 2014 Redman Tri 5th Place
  • 8 Full Distance Triathlons
  • Multiple Marathons 3:01 PR
  • 4 time finisher Avalon 50 Miler
  • Couple of 50K Finishes

Adam Gutierrez, 36 ~ Torrace, CA

  • 2015 Ironman Lake Tahoe to do
  • 2014 Ironman Arizona to do
  • 1 Ironman
  • Two 50k trail runs

Jason Harris, ~ North Bend, WA

Tyler Hendershot, 32 ~ Encinitas, CA

Jason Jaksetic, 35 ~ Pittsfield, VT

  • 2016 Oregon Double ANVIL to do
  • 2015/11 Virginia Double ANVIL
  • 2013 Ironman Lake Placid
  • 2013 Spartan Ultra Beast
  • 2011 Epic 3 Hawaii
  • 2011 100 Mile Snowshoe Run
  • 2006 Hawaii Ironman
  • 4 other Ironman's
  • 24 Hour and 504 Mile Ultra Cycle Rides
  • Bunch of Ultra Runs

Xavier Koenig, 32 ~ St Louis, MO

  • 2016 Big Shoulders 5k OWS Lake Michigan to do
  • 2016 Dirty Kanza 200 Gravel Race Finisher
  • 2016 Ironman Chattanooga
  • 2 time Death Race Veteran
  • over 20 Spartan Races Completed

Joey Lichter, 36 ~ Pembroke Pines, FL

  • 2016 Virginia Triple ANVIL to do
  • 2016 Oregon Double ANVIL Team
  • 2016 Florida Double ANVIL
  • 2015 Great Floridian 140.6
  • 2015 Swim Around Key West
  • 2014 Ironman Texas
  • 2010 Miami Marathon
  • His fundraising site to Help Felix Fight Cancer     Click here to see the Fundraising page for Felix

*Alin Lupas*, 31 ~ Fullerton, CA

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

Andrew Marr, 37 ~ San Diego, CA

  • 2015 CELTMAN Extreme Scottish Triathlon
  • 2014 Ironman Arizona
  • 2 marathons

Ryan Matej, 38 ~ Rosenberg, TX

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

*Bob Miller*, 43 ~ Rochester, MN

  • 2014 Ultraman Canada
  • 2013/12 Redmon Full Distance
  • 2011/10/09/08 Ironman Wisconsin
  • 2011 Grat Floridian 140.6
  • 3 years - Union burrito 10 hour triathlon. Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  • Zumbro falls 50 miler
  • Almanzo 100 (gravel)
  • Boston marathon qualifier every marathon but 1 ... Lost track on count
  • Trail marathons

Michael Ortiz, 33 ~ Brooklyn, NY

  • 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

Brandon Perkins, 46 ~ Tulsa, OK

  • 2012/10 Route 66, Tulsa OK Marathon
  • 2012 Ironman Louisville
  • 2012/11 Tulsa OK Midnight Madness 50 miler
  • 2012 Ironman Texas
  • 2012 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon
  • 2011 Ironman Arizona
  • 2011 Redman Full Triathlon
  • 2011/10 Ironman Wisconsin
  • 2011 Ironman St George

Scott Ragsdale, 45 ~ U.S. living in Dubai, Emirates

  • 30+ marathons
  • 10+ ironman/ironman distance finisher
  • Naseba7: 7 ironman distance in 7 days across the 7 Emirates of the UAE
  • Marathon des Sables finisher
  • Swam the English Channel
  • 2 x RAAM (DNF’d 013 and crashed out to the hospital for 3 days in 015)
  • Cycled from UAE/Oman border across and down Oman to Yemen border and back to UAE border (3,200 kms in 10 days)

Josh Santin, 52 ~ Oxnard, CA

  • 2015/10 Ironman Arizona
  • 2011 HITS Lake Havasu Full Distance
  • 5 Marathons

*Brad Sawa*, 41 ~ Calgary, Canada

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Rich Sherwood, 45 ~ Salem, OR

  • 2014 Ironman Coeur d-Alene

*Nobuyuki Shinohara*, 31 ~ Itahashi, Japan

  • 2015 Virginia Double ANVIL
  • 2014 Ironman Japan

Noel Tavan, ~ Portland, OR

  • 2016 Seattle to Portland bike ride
  • 2015 Mt Hood 50 Mile Trail Run
  • 2014 Light At The End Of The Tunnel Marathon
  • 2014 Vernonia Marathon
  • 2014 Newport Marathon

Victor Tello, 36 ~ San Diego, CA

  • 2016 Oregon Double ANVIL Team Member
  • 2015 L’etape California
  • 2015-11 Avalon 50 miler
  • 2013 Ironman Cabo
  • Once was anointed king by an entire island (alcohol involved)

Vasilis "Vtox" Toxavidis, 44 ~ Boston, MA from Greece

  • 2014/13 Florida Anvil Plus
  • 2014 Celtman Extreme Triathlon, unoffical finisher
  • 2014 Winter/Summer Beast of Burden 50
  • 2014 Norway Lysefjorden inn ultra
  • 2014 Ironman Lake Placid
  • 2014 Ghost Trail Train Ultra 100K
  • 2013/12 Great Floridian Full Triathlon
  • 2013 Ironman Louisville
  • 2013 Celtman Extreme Scottish Tri (DNF Bike Mechanical)
  • 2013 Newport Sharkfest Swim
  • 2013 Boston Marathon
  • 2012 Ironman Cozumel
  • 2012 Colorado Marathon
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Christian Tujo, ~ , OR

Luca Zanetti, 45 ~ San Lazzaro di Bologna, Italy

  • 2016 Oregon Double ANVIL
  • Jan 2016 Four marathons in 10 days
  • Six 100K Ultra Runs
  • 21 Ironmans
  • 120 Marathons
  • one of 7 who completed all 11 edition of Elbaman Iron distance tri

Oregon Double ANVIL Teams

Snake and Mongoose


Sheila Pemich, ~

Brad McDonald, 28 ~ Portland, OR
  • IM's Lake Placid x2, Wisconsin, Florida, Cozumel x2
  • RAGNAR FL Ultra Team Champions
  • Sunrise2Sunset Ultra Team
  • Disney Goofy Challenge
  • 25 Hr Stop DUI Ride benefiting Tallahassee PD, 2nd Overall
  • multiple marathons

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Tristin Roy-Munson, ~
  • 2016 Goofy Challenge

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Oregon "Badass" ANVIL Triathlon

Stacia Bloom, 37 ~ Kirkland, WA

  • 2016 Oregon Double ANVIL Team Member
  • 2015-2012 Avalon 50 miler
  • 2015 New York Marathon
  • Chimera 100 mile
  • Once lost $1500 cash on a beach (alcohol involved)

Caroline Brosius, 50 ~ Washington, DC

  • 2016 Oregon Bad Ass Single ANVIL to do
  • 2014 Ironman Mt Tremblant
  • 2014 North Face 50K Washington DC
  • 2014/03/01/1997 Molokai channel crossing Outrigger distance world championships
  • 2011/06 Queen Lili’u’okilani Outrigger distance race
  • 2004 Odyssey Adv Racing Off-road Iron
  • 1999 Beast of the East 5 day Adventure Race
  • 1996 Sprint Kayak Olympic Trials
  • 1991 Summited Mt. Rainier

Susan Falkenholt, ~ Vernon, BC, Canada

  • A few Half Ironman's

Paula Petersen-Nilges, ~ Coeur d'Alene, ID

Shelly Pincock, ~ , OR

*Maria Schnautz*, 43 ~ Roseburg, OR

  • 2015 Hagg Lake Pick Your Poison 12-hour run fest (43.5)
  • 2015 Portland Marathon
  • 100 Mile Club Run 4 Kids 24 Hour 2014/62 Miles 2013/52 Miles
  • 2013/12/10 Rosarita to Enseneda 50 Mile Bike Ride
  • 13 plus other Marathons

Beth Spellmeyer, ~ McKinleyville, CA

  • Ironman Coeur d'Alene

*Lisa Wei-Haas*, 57 ~ Tulsa OK from Arvida, Quebec, Canada

  • 2016 Virginia Double ANVIL
  • 2016/5 Oregon Bad Ass Single Anvil
  • 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*, 44 ~ Beaverton, OR

  • 2015 Oregon Bad Ass Single Anvil
  • 2014 Vancouver Marathon

*Nick "Iron Gut" Mallett*, 52 ~ Katoomba, NSW, Australia

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

Brian McGuinness, ~ Anthem, AZ

Matt Rasmussen, ~ Keizer, OR

*Rick van Tuyl*, 52 ~ Laguna Hills, CA

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