26 April 2010

Miyakojima Photos

The opening ceremony featured traditional Ryukyu music and dancing, we saw plenty more of this around the island on the Sunday as well. The sound is very different to other Japanese music, as the islands traded more with China than Japan for most of the kingdoms history.

Strongman cake, Strongman beeru.

 Bikes waiting to be checked in, Miyakojima Tokyu Resort. Ceepo is a Japanese bike company, specialising in triathlon bikes.
Daves bike before the start, loaded up with energy gels and bits of power bar stuck to the frame. Looks like a cats been sick on the bike, and all because its slightly tricky to unwrap a sticky power bar whilst riding the bike. 
Peter and Dave after the race. Peter finished an amazing 51st place, and has only 8 weeks to train now before Ironman Japan in Nagasaki. ワイドー

Dave was in his first long distance tri and powered past me at the aid station with 2km to go. I had no reply to this and so finished a few minutes behind.

Miyakojima Guest house Strongmen! The owner Shu san, on the left is a crazy kite surfer most of the year. He broke his legs kite surfing early last year, only to recover and do the Miyakojima 50km run and also this was his first Strongman event. Now hes in Saipan at a kite surfing competition, though he needs some rest after this event.

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