My wife was talking to her friend on the trip. Her friend's husband is a bit of a jokester (and a friend) and he told me to go "cry in my gluten-free beer" because I hadn't been selected for Kona. I was annoyed, because I knew that the results wouldn't be online for a couple of days, so how could he know? And he said that he was watching the Florida show. Knowing his viewing habits, there really must have been nothing else on or he was yanking my chain. I told him there was no way he watched it, and he told me I was in denial.
It turns out he did watch, and I was in denial. I've been doing the lottery for years and have not been selected. Bit of a bummer.
There are basically three ways to get into the Kona Ironman race:
- Be fast
- Be lucky << my default option
- Be rich