cSquared Design :: Anthony Cece

A story of the unremarkable, the extraordinarily average and the genetically challenged. And also triathlon.

There are only two ways into the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii: either be very good or very lucky.  I'm one of the lucky, the 200 "common" athletes that race founder John Collins insisted always be allowed to compete. What follows will be my attempt to document my journey towards the Ironman World Championship ... and to see whether it truly is better to be lucky than good.

Thursday, May 24, 2007
Almost Famous
While I'd like to believe charm, good looks or wit have anything to do with the recent interviews I've done regarding my participation in the upcoming Hawaii Ironman (as it most certainly isn't my athletic prowess), realist that I am, I think it's clear a more likely explanation exists. Still, while strange to read a story about yourself, it is flattering to have been selected at all. The first interview was with Ironman.com and the second was with the Ann Arbor News. My most recent appearance is on the blog for MotionBased, MBlog. I had also originally taped an interview with a local NBC news affiliate, but between Stephen Grant confessing to killing his wife and the Red Wings starting their bid for the Stanley Cup, my story somehow managed to get passed over. So do articles count against one's alloted fifteen minutes of fame? And if so, how much time is subtracted?

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Sunday, May 20, 2007
Week 5 Summary
Totals for this week: 8 hours 26 minutes
Swimming: 1:30 (3.37 miles)
Cycling: 4:41 (86.13 miles)
Running: 2:15 (16 miles)

Map of Big house+arb-gallup-plymouth (brick 2)Highlighted Activity:
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Activity: Street Running
Distance: 9.29 (mi )
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My training digest:

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