Kona 2011 Run

Sonja Wieck

A Denver area triathlete enjoying every day of swim bike run. Mom to Annie, wife to Troy, and guide to a few brave athletes, I'm always in search of the next adventure.

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20 Responses

  1. Hailey says:

    Way to gut it out girl! We will be back and do it even better next year!!

  2. Beth says:

    Oh your run sounds quite a bit like mine. Way to be so tough out there Sonja! Loved reading your report. So impressed with your racing savvy and how hard you worked all year long. Hope the foot is feeling better. Sub 10 or bust next year for us? :-)

  3. Kelly says:

    Wow! Once again you have inspired me! Congrats on a fantastic race. I am so proud of you and can’t wait to see what is next!!

  4. Mo says:

    You are my hero! The fact that you can be feeling so bad and still fight HARD for what you want is so impressive. I look forward to seeing you get your sub 10 next year :)

  5. shaun says:

    I always look forward to your posts, sonja, because they are so honest and they give us a good idea about what it takes to compete at your level.
    We are very proud of you, anyway, but this effort makes us admire you even more. Well done. 9.50.00 next year, I reckon.

  6. Ann Hughes says:

    AWSOME JOB SONJA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GREAT FINISHER PICTURE!!!!!!

  7. I loved reading your race report! I’m so sorry your run didn’t go as well as you liked, but way to fight through the pain and finish! YOU DID IT!! You are so amazing and such an inspiration!

  8. Amanda C. says:

    Congrats, Sonja! You are such an inspiration!!!!!

  9. Veronica B. says:

    Wow. Just…wow. That photo of you where you say you can see your soul just gives me chills. “Way to push through” doesn’t even do your gutsy performance justice. Amazing job, Sonja.

  10. Julie Dunkle says:

    No kidding…..Kona is it’s own beast!

  11. donna says:

    I just loved reading your 2011 Kona expenerience, congratulations, you did so very well!! I shouldn’t read this blog, it is too inspirational. I never wanted to go to Kona because the conditions look too harsh, so qualifying has never been my goal, but in what was going to be my final IM next March, after reading your blog, I’m going to try my hardest to qualify for Kona and make it my final IM. What an amazing experience!!

  12. Rod says:

    I really enjoy your posts, congrats on latest accomplishment!

  13. Meredith says:

    Geesh! What could you do on a good day? Amazing, Sonja. Simply amazing.

  14. baker says:

    Congratulations on finishing strong in a race where you weren’t dealt the cards you expected. I believe in you as an athlete and am sure you will do nothing less than extraordinary in the future!

  15. Megan says:

    love it! The pic of you under the banyon tree on Ali’i is my FAVORITE

  16. PIC says:

    You toughed through the day and played your best hand. I’m so proud of you PIC:) BTW, that may be the only picture of you I have seen that has a fake smile. Last one OK?

  17. Christi says:

    Congrats Sonja! You are an inspiration to me yet again. I hope someday I can meet you in person because I really need to thank you for all the inspiration you do bring me!

  18. katie says:

    Wow. Just wow, there is so much heart in here. This was so honest, the pictures you posted show so clearly where you were. Thanks for sharing this – it must not have been easy to write.

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