Thirty-four club members from Lacamas Swim & Sport had no idea what they were getting themselves into when they signed up to do a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run in one day.
That is a total of 140.6 miles. Most people would call that pure torture, but this tight group of Camas, Washougal, Vancouver and Brush Prairie residents have caught the rush.
After nearly a year of training, these Headhunters are aiming to cross the finish line at the 2011 Ironman Canada Aug. 28, in Penticton, B.C.
“You have to have some sort of internal craziness to try something like this,” said Lisa Wourms of Camas. “I think we all have a touch of that.”
“One person in the group starts drinking the Kool-Aid, and then the next person takes a drink,” added Sondra Grable of Camas. “And we just keep passing it around.”