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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.

   

 

 

Photographs taken during the event

 
 

Click on the appropriate link below to be taken to that specific page to view the photos! WARNING: I have had to remove the picture program I was using as that was how I was getting viruses. What I am doing now is making a unique gmail address for each race, and will upload pictures to that email page for people to view and download. That way I don't have a useage limit after awhile. If you are looking for older pics than 2012, please let me know which ones you are looking for as I have them since before 2005.



2012 Florida Double IRON Pics taken by Race Staff



Three different links for the 2012 Virginia Double and Triple IRON Photos

Thursday and Friday Shots

Saturday Shots Shots

Sunday Shots

Any of the 2012 pictures that are used for commerical purposes PLEASE credit Bobby Dyer of Thomasville NC.



2013 Florida Double ANVIL Pics taken by Katie Riston ~ of the swim, bike, run, finish and awards ceremony, she was our main photographer

2013 Florida Double ANVIL Pics taken by Cindy Kirby ~ of the swim

2013 Florida Double ANVIL Pics taken by Brian Curro ~ of the swim, along the bike path under the Interstate and some of the bike loop

2013 Florida Double ANVIL Pics taken by Oana Rosu (wife of Andre) ~ of the swim, bike, run, finish and awards ceremony, she is kind enough to share hers with us

2013 Florida Double ANVIL Pics taken by Dan Elliott ~ of the run turnaround and some of the finish line area

Any of the 2013 pictures that are used for commerical purposes PLEASE credit the appropriate person and let me know so I can let them know they were used.



2013 Virginia Double, Triple, and Quintuple ANVIL Shots

Any of the 2013 pictures that are used for commerical purposes PLEASE credit that photographer.



2014 Florida Double ANVIL Shots

Any of the 2014 pictures that are used for commerical purposes PLEASE credit that photographer.



2014 Oregon Double ANVIL Shots

Any of the 2014 pictures that are used for commerical purposes PLEASE credit that photographer.



2014 Virginia Quintuple, Triple and Double ANVIL Shots

Any of the 2014 pictures that are used for commerical purposes PLEASE credit that photographer.



2015 Florida Double Photos taken by Dan Elliott Friday and Saturday Bike, Run, and Finish

2015 Florida Double Photos taken by Fanni Rossi Friday and Saturday Bike, Run, and Finish

2015 Florida Double Photos taken by Cindy Kirby Friday Swim and Sunday Awards

Any of the March 2015 pictures that are used for commerical purposes PLEASE credit that photographer.



2015 Oregon Double and Bad Ass Single Anvil Shots

Any of the 2015 pictures that are used for commerical purposes PLEASE credit that photographer. When the page opens up, click on the 3rd icon on the left side to show the pictures under albums, this will show the photographer that took them and what segment of the race they were taken. I am not sure how to tag this page so it shows up as albums.



2015 Virginia Double and Triple Photos taken by Debbie Sidol Thursday thru Saturday

2015 Virginia Double and Triple Photos taken by Sean Kelley Friday thru Saturday

2015 Virginia Double and Triple Awards Photos taken by Debbie Sidol on Sunday

Any of the October 2015 pictures that are used for commerical purposes PLEASE credit that photographer.



2016 Florida Double Photos taken by Stuart Wilson Friday during the swim

2016 Florida Double Photos taken by Dan Elliott Friday and Saturday Swim, Bike, Run, and Finish

2016 Florida Double Photos taken by Joe Leclair Sunday at the Awards Ceremony

Any of the March 2016 pictures that are used for commerical purposes PLEASE credit that photographer.



2016 Virginia Race Week photos...broken up into daily shots