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Big Island Mother Places Sixth in Florida Ironman

Big Island mother and professional Triathlete Bree Wee placed 6th today in the 2011 Florida Ironman.

She lead the race after the swim section and the biking section but then fell back during the run.

Bree takes on the Bike at the Florida Ironman

Bree posted on her website the other day the following comments about the pending race:

I have no clue on how my 140.6 will unfold tomorrow. Of course I have dreams of how I want it to unfold. My heart has been poured into training for the day that awaits me, the miles, the sweat, the tears, the hours and hours of passion put into play-it’s been done. The opportunity given to me has been close to heart too, full on knowing those that have made this possible for me, and I mean possible as so many things have flown out the window like a crazy breeze sweeping through, great people have helped me stand strong in the breezes…thank you…

Bree posted the following on Facebook after today’s race showing she’s still got a great sense of humor after such a long race:

I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me…Phil 1:3. THAT was one crazy Ironman, left me with some pretty intense hickeys too!

I’d like to personally say congrats to Bree!  She continues to amaze me each and every time she races!

Panasonic EVOLTA Triathlon… The Digest

For those of you that have been following the EVOLTA Panasonic Robot attempt to complete the Kona Ironman Race the last few days, there is actually a EVOLTA youtube channel that you can watch video progress of the robot.

EVOLTA

The Panasonic EVOLTA fights the Kona Headwinds

Part 7 of the digest covers the hours between 04:00  ~ 12:00  yesterday:

[youtube=http://youtu.be/0M60OSgilH4]

Part 8 covers the hours between 12:00  ~ 20:00 yesterday:

[youtube=http://youtu.be/FIB0sZHeADI]

Part 9 covers the hours between 20:00 yesterday and ~ 4:00 today:

[youtube=http://youtu.be/Yqng9924OOo]

Check for the latest information on the official site: http://panasonic.jp/charge/evolta/challenge/2011/index.html

 

Bionic Robot “Evolta” From Japan to Compete in Kona Ironman

How cool is this!  The Japanese are building their own little “Bionic Man” and he’s going to take on the Kona Ironman!

The Japanese Evolta Robot

After scaling the cliff walls of the Grand Canyon and driving the Le Mans racetrack for 24 hours, a tiny Japanese robot is set for a new challenge — Hawaii’s grueling Ironman Triathlon course.

Fitted with three different bodies and three rechargeable batteries, the hand-sized “Evolta” from electronics firm Panasonic will swim, bicycle and run its way through one of the world’s toughest triathlon routes, the company said on Thursday…

More Here: Japan Robot to Attempt Hawaii Marathon

The Evolta runs Le Mans

The little Panasonic robot manages to make it more than 5 times around the famous Le Mans track in France on just 2 AA batteries in 24 hours for a new Guiness World record.

[youtube=http://youtu.be/PlAGuDm2DiU]