• Fri
  • June 29, 2012
  • By Linsey Corbin
Grandpa Norm

Tomorrow I am racing Ironman Austria.

I think the combination of the electric European “Supa” fans along with the unparalleled beauty of this course are going to yield a great result! But, like all other Ironmans, I know there will be some tough times out there.

It’s been a dream of mine to come and race in Europe. Part of the reason I am racing in Austria is fueled by my Grandpa Norm. My Grandpa was raised in Vienna and I know he would have been so proud to know that I am here racing in Austria. It’s been nearly a year since he passed away, and one of many lessons he taught our family is to be relentless, be proud, and to never give up.

I can’t help but hope to shine a bit in his honor tomorrow.

If you are racing, or spectating, or just having a great big training day tomorrow - enjoy it all!

Catch you at the finish line!


  • Love me some Chris Corbin action. Carbo loading, of course.
  • Ironman marathon guilty pleasure: brand new socks
  • Klagenfurt town will not the be this sleepy tomorrow
  • This better await me at the finish line
  • Iconic Lindwurm at the Platz
  • This is what I will think of when it gets really hot tomorrow
  • It is hard to beat bike scenery like this
  • I am looking forward to the energy of the European crowds