Earlier in the week, we contacted Rory, who hails from Edinburgh and he invited us to a lovely dinner at his parents' home, within a short walking distance from our hotel. His father, Gavin, is also an Ironman who competes in those grueling 140 mile triathlons annually. Gavin cooked a delicious dinner that evening. Jo, Rory's mom, was very sweet and very hospitable. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to take her photo. Thank you, Gavin & Jo, for a wonderful evening!
Rory said that Saipan was one of the best XTERRA races he's experienced, not only for the challenging course, but more importantly, for the community of friendly residents who warmly welcome our visitors with smiles and fun. We look forward to seeing you again next spring. Wishing you the very best in your races this season and happy 24th birthday, tomorrow!