I already knew it was a small community of athletes going into this IM race. There are at least 30 people I know from the Bay Area (Golden Gate Tri Club, SF Tri and M2 ) racing and my DC crew is here too (Colin, Jim, Eric and Tom). But, what are the chances that at the athlete dinner tonight, I find myself sitting across the table from the same man I sat across the table from at the IM Wisconsin 2009 athlete dinner?
I wasn’t sure until all my questions were answered:
Did you race IM Moo 2009? Check.
Have you done 10-12 IM races? Yes, this is 14.
Are you from Mexico? Yes, Mexico City.
Turns out my friend Tom recognized him too. Out of 2,800 athletes, what are the chances?