Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Documentary

The Becoming Ironman Documentary - complete and uncut, in one piece (total playing time, just over an hour). All the music, very low compression - as it was meant to be experienced. Enjoy.







35 comments:

Velma said...

Perfect!

marathon2tri said...

Thanks!! Have been waiting for this since Youtube disabled you.

Wes said...

This is great. I think I will make a permanent bookmark to your video. I had seen them all on youtube before they started disabling your audio, and am a huge fan. I actually mentioned them in my blog as well a couple of weeks ago. Now I will make a new link. Thanks!

Maria said...

i can't wait for the sequel, "Quest for the PR"....

xt4 said...

Maria - the sequel! Yes!

Thanks all, glad you're enjoying it. I'm glad to have it up again.

Heather said...

Thanks....although the video cut off at 55 min.....argh....i can't wait to see the ending. truely, Thanks so much for putting it up here. I lived in Madison for a number of years so it's fun to see Madison from the "Ironman" perspective!

Anonymous said...

VERY well done. Keep doin' what you're doin'. Funny, some of the music you have in your video I now have on my iPod under my playlist "Ironman". VERY well done (and congrats!).

-Kona Hopeful, Ironman-in-training

Anonymous said...

Great!

Can you post the songs you used?

Andrés Duarte said...

Video not showing, not on firefox or explorer

Dan Seifring said...

Fantastic video, it does cut out with about 12 minutes left to go. Anyway to watch the ending?

Lance Liker!! said...

your video doesn't load in Safari either.

Dan Seifring said...

Thank you for the email. I got to watch the conclusion, and it was a great video.

Beth said...

I love this. Thanks so much.I am a novice triathlete and your documentary was so inspirational to me. I am doing sprints this year, have olympics planned for next and half ironman the next hopefully...
Can you list the songs you used? I loved the music also!

xt4 said...

Song List (in order of appearance):

Crazy (James Michael Mix) - Alanis Morrissette
In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins
Me and My Gang - Rascal Flatts
Flight To The Ford - Lord of the Rings, Fellowship of The Ring
Amon Hen - Lord of the Rings, Fellowship of The Ring
Lose Yourself - Eminem
Beautiful Day - U2
Moving Forward - Hoobastank
We Are - Vertical Horizon
Winding Road - Bonnie Somerville
Mama, I'm Coming Home - Ozzy Osbourne
Chances Are - Sheryl Crow
Woke Up This Morning - A3
Silence - Jars of Clay
Remember The Name - Fort Minor
Hurricane Bob - Billy McLaughlin
Prologue - Hook Soundtrack (John Williams)
Prologue and Main Title - Superman-The Movie (John Williams)

Paul said...

Very inspiring and moving. I'm engaging in my first foray into the tri world with a spring in two weeks. Seeing a documentary like your helps make the ridiculousness of the full Ironman length seem viable for us mortals. Keep pushing hard and keeping inspiring - we're right behind you.

BOB said...

Awesome video dude! Very inspirational for this aspiring Ironman. (OK, aspiring 70.3 Ironman, for now) Can't wait to check out the rest of your blog. Thanks a million for putting this together.

Ruben said...

Awesome, congrats! real cool the family support, I'm training for my first as I was looking for some motivation due the hard training I saw it on youtube and came to your documentary!

Jack Phelan said...

Made my day!!!! Training for my first and this was quite an inspiration. Great work on the video.

Whelan said...

Dude that was awesome. Did my first marathon this year, first tri in a few months, who knows what after that!

Though I'll be watching this video again for sure when the training gets tough.

Thanks so much and greetings from Ireland!

Wojtek said...

Hi so much inspirational video. thanks for posting. I train as well for that meybe next year i do it. all the best chris!!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome video! Don't know how many times I've watched it. Great motivation to get myself out the door for this rainy day run!
Neville

Fabiocunha.NET said...

Hello, I'm Fabio Cunha from Brazil, i'll be a future ironman, in 2011 florianopolis - Br.
Your video is simply excitingly PERFECT!!!!
Congratulations

Fabio Cunha - Ironman 2011
analista@fabiocunha.net

Eddy said...

Congratulations for the video of you performance: everything is merely awsome!!!!

Scott said...

i just finished watching the video and absolutely loved it. I am training for my 1st half IronMan and plan to do the full a year later. Your video is awesome motivation. We are lucky to have such supportive families.

Mike said...

Amazing!!! What great motivation seeing that. An fantastic job well done!

Jack Phelan said...

Well, your inspirational video helped me with my traning and focus and I just finished my first Iron-Distance @ Beach2Battleship in Wilmington a couple of days ago. Thanks for this great video and blog.

graham said...

I have got into Triathlon and been doing it for just over a year, completing my first half IM 2 weeks ago in Australia. I have n sporting background was overweight and smoked. I rediscovered cycling 3-4 years ago and got into Triathlon that way. It has dramatically changed and improved my life to a level I never thought would be possible. I have a burning desire to IronMan now, can't stop at a half. Somehow, I think this will be with me for a long time. Awesome video, any link to down load it? Cheers

Anonymous said...

Very inspiring!I'm a huge fun. And what a wonderful family. Hope to see you in Kona, Hawaii.
Amon from Texas Southern University,Houston, TX

Rodrigo said...

I´m writing from Spain
It´s amazing how your family supported you. I´m sure that during your challenge you suffered alot but you thought "I won´t stop till I see them in the finish line".
If I do it one day, I wish half of your great team XD
I really like the video, I admit I even cried. The best moment is eating junk food while you are literally burning yourself...
Gracias Finisher!
TAKE CARE

Matt said...

Not sure there is anything i can say after watching that other than, wow! What an amazing family! Thank you for sharing this. I've got a 2 year goal to enter a 70.3 and a 4 year goal of running the ironman. Videos like this are what keep me going. Thank you for taking the time....

kristal said...

Can you let me know where you get the voice overtone of Mike Reilly? My husband is doing Ironman Canada this Aug and I am trying to do up a video of the road to becoming ironman!

Thanks and congrats to all you have accomplished!

Cialis said...

Great video!

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Juan said...

You are an inspiration to me, I've already started my journey to the ironman's finish line, thanks for your documentary video

Juan said...

Your documentary video is an inspiration to me, I'm already on my journey to the ironman's finish line