I forgot to mention the following in my race report:
Tyler Trafford had a fabulous race!!! Tyler did his first IM at the age of 22 and smashed it. He was steady throughout the day and finished in 11:29:06 - outstanding!
Tyler's Dad Mark finished in 14:22:51. A great result considering the emotional toll of Diane's situation. Ironman is hard enough but add the concern for a loved one and it's tougher to gut out.
Well done Traffords!
Finally, I signed up for Ironman Lake Placid 2014 the Saturday before this year's race. Had I known what was to unfold I may have had second thoughts - haha!
Anyway - I wanted to acknowledge Mark and Tyler's great performances. Carry on.