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Ironman and the organizers of Ironman Cozumel and Ironman 70.3 Cozumel, announced the addition of Ironman Los Cabos, scheduled for March 17, 2013, in beautiful Los Cabos, Mexico.

Los Cabos, the stunning world-wide resort destination located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula in Baja California, Mexico will provide athletes with a 2.4-mile swim in azure blue and turquoise waters in the Sea of Cortes, followed by a 112-mile bike course and a 26.2-mile run course that travels along a 20-mile corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, all while offering views of rugged cliffs, desert vistas and mountains that are bound together by a wash of colors that are unmistakably Cabo’s.
“This is truly a spectacular addition to the Ironman circuit,” said Steve Meckfessel, Managing Director of Global Race Operations at Ironman. “The vitality of Los Cabos’ natural beauty combined with the challenging course that our team has laid out will really set Ironman Los Cabos apart.”
Known for its vibrant culture and nightlife, Cabo San Lucas offers visitors a variety of attractions that showcase the heart of Mexico’s Western Coast, all while boasting world-class service and amenities. Natural wonders dot the coastline and outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy landmarks such as El Arco, a natural rock formation in the shape of an arch that lies adjacent to Playa Del Amor (Lover’s Beach), as well as the rich warm waters and its plethora of black corral gardens, unique marine life and miles of gorgeous sandy beaches.
Located just 20 miles to the northeast of Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo transports visitors to a historic time as ancient buildings, including the Jesuit Mission, known as Parroquia San José, and The Estero, an estuary with an endless variety of colorful birds and wildlife offer a tranquil look back to the 1730’s.
Nearly 1,500 participants from more than 50 countries are expected for the inaugural event in 2013. Ironman Los Cabos offers a professional prize purse of $75,000 and 50 coveted age-group slots to the 2013 Ironman World Championship, taking place on Oct. 12, 2013.
Online registration will open on May 21, 2012, at 11 a.m. (ET).
For additional information about the race, or to register, please visit www.ironmanmexico.com.
Precision Bikes wishes Mark Miller, Stan Lerille and Lisa Guillory  safe travels and Godspeed on the race!

It seems they come by faster and faster!

Yes, today we celebrate Mark’s Birthday again…
Surely hope you’ll have a special day!
Thank you for all you have done and still do for the cycling-, running- and triathlete community!
You are a great example for all of us who want to excel and enjoy our sport!!!
Happy Birthday Mark and thanks so much for being the exceptional friend you are to me,
Ruud AKA Webmaster

It seems they come by faster and faster!

Yes, today we celebrate Mark’s Birthday again…
Surely hope you’ll have a special day!
Thank you for all you have done and still do for the cycling-, running- and triathlete community!
You are a great example for all of us who want to excel and enjoy our sport!!!
Happy Birthday Mark and thanks so much for being the exceptional friend you are to me,
Ruud AKA Webmaster
Welcome home Mark Miller, family and friends!
Congrats on your 25th Ironman finish!
Also congrats to Pat Gray on a great Kona Hawaii World Championship Finish!!!
Welcome home Mark Miller, family and friends!
Congrats on your 25th Ironman finish!
Also congrats to Pat Gray on a great Kona Hawaii World Championship Finish!!!

After 20 years of wanting to head to Kona, I will finally make it there this week. I was lucky enough to be picked in the Legacy Lottery this year. Cannot help but think about all the friends I have made through racing. I have seen them come and go over the years with only one still racing when I started.
That guy, friend and just a solid guy Kyle Love. He has seen my good and bad and has supported me all the way, any one who knows this guy calls him a friend, thank you Kyle.
My first Ironman was with Charles Stewart and Dwayne Cormier in Canada. I have trained with a bunch of guys over the years Guy Sylvester, Robert Mitchell, Charles Decker, Charles Brenke, Boo Freeman and the list goes on. If not for all of you it would be hard to keep on racing.
Now, yea it is a lifestyle my family has grown to accept and yes the sport has been good to me with the amount of life long friends I have made.
Ruud Vuijsters is another guy who I met through tennis, played together for 8 years every Wednesday morning at 5am at Reds. He started riding and with his full time job as a Physical Therapist still has time to run my website which he has full control of  and does a first class job with it. He also takes care of me when my bones start to feel old. Great friend and great person, I will never forget the nights he spent in the hospital with me, after the crash in the Vuelta. Thank you.
Another guy I have to thanks in many ways is The Mongoose, Smitty Smith. We have raced all over together, several Ironmans in the states, Roth in Germany and he is the guy who kept me going in Norway for The Norseman, cannot second guess this guy, straight up guy what you see is what you get. Would go to battle with this guy any day, you do want him in your corner, not on the other side! Also cannot forget the guys who actually got me to start riding a bike, Frank Camalo, Larry Pearson, Frankie Harris, Odie Terry, John Smith, Terry Scott, Allen Breaud and Bob Giles. At that time I was the youngest in the group, Po-Boy Cycling Team was the group name. Now a days I am one of the older guys in the group and the influx of younger guys is what makes the group go. This year I have had some great saddle time with Nick Rezvani, Kevin Vidrine, Eric Bernard, Dave Leblanc, Jim Winter, Jamie Scott, Anne Sagrera, Cole Leblanc, Jason Mcquat, Pat Gray, Scott Guidry, Craig Puglesi,Ryan Foster, John Fell, Brett Rellick and Troy Roussel. I sure I have left out a couple of you but thanks for the time together on the bike. Pat Gray will also be headed to Kona for the Ironman this year, great guy who is always in control.
Another guy who I cannot forget to thank is John Cobb of Cobb Cycling who from the get go took me under his wing and allowed me to chase a trade that I love. I have learned a ton from this guy and have not stopped learning, he will be Kona and it will be great to have him there. Also attending will be Smitty his wife Sean and daughter Emma, my childhood friend Kevin Fontenot and wife Pat, my mother in law Becky. And all of my family will be there. I have to thank my wife Michelle and kids Molly, Emma Rose and Casey who have been there for support of what I love, and because of their love I can chase my dream. Last but not least my Mom, Hazel who still worries about where and when I am racing, love you Mom. And for the person who passed several years ago, my Dad, Bruce Miller. He passed on to me something that drives me in a way I cannot explain, it is a drive that God knows I inherited from him. Smitty calls it Warriors Blood but that is another story. God has been good to me. With His will, Kona will be my 25th finish. Thank all of you for your support.    Mark

Special thanks to Will Jones @4dracing for all of his support, having a coach is a good thing. Thanks to QR for the whip to ride in Kona, Illicito is working well, Profile Design, Newton, POC helmets, Cobb Cycling and SPY Optics. Thanks for all the goods and support. 

After 20 years of wanting to head to Kona, I will finally make it there this week. I was lucky enough to be picked in the Legacy Lottery this year. Cannot help but think about all the friends I have made through racing. I have seen them come and go over the years with only one still racing when I started.
That guy, friend and just a solid guy Kyle Love. He has seen my good and bad and has supported me all the way, any one who knows this guy calls him a friend, thank you Kyle.
My first Ironman was with Charles Stewart and Dwayne Cormier in Canada. I have trained with a bunch of guys over the years Guy Sylvester, Robert Mitchell, Charles Decker, Charles Brenke, Boo Freeman and the list goes on. If not for all of you it would be hard to keep on racing.
Now, yea it is a lifestyle my family has grown to accept and yes the sport has been good to me with the amount of life long friends I have made.
Ruud Vuijsters is another guy who I met through tennis, played together for 8 years every Wednesday morning at 5am at Reds. He started riding and with his full time job as a Physical Therapist still has time to run my website which he has full control of  and does a first class job with it. He also takes care of me when my bones start to feel old. Great friend and great person, I will never forget the nights he spent in the hospital with me, after the crash in the Vuelta. Thank you.
Another guy I have to thanks in many ways is The Mongoose, Smitty Smith. We have raced all over together, several Ironmans in the states, Roth in Germany and he is the guy who kept me going in Norway for The Norseman, cannot second guess this guy, straight up guy what you see is what you get. Would go to battle with this guy any day, you do want him in your corner, not on the other side! Also cannot forget the guys who actually got me to start riding a bike, Frank Camalo, Larry Pearson, Frankie Harris, Odie Terry, John Smith, Terry Scott, Allen Breaud and Bob Giles. At that time I was the youngest in the group, Po-Boy Cycling Team was the group name. Now a days I am one of the older guys in the group and the influx of younger guys is what makes the group go. This year I have had some great saddle time with Nick Rezvani, Kevin Vidrine, Eric Bernard, Dave Leblanc, Jim Winter, Jamie Scott, Anne Sagrera, Cole Leblanc, Jason Mcquat, Pat Gray, Scott Guidry, Craig Puglesi,Ryan Foster, John Fell, Brett Rellick and Troy Roussel. I sure I have left out a couple of you but thanks for the time together on the bike. Pat Gray will also be headed to Kona for the Ironman this year, great guy who is always in control.
Another guy who I cannot forget to thank is John Cobb of Cobb Cycling who from the get go took me under his wing and allowed me to chase a trade that I love. I have learned a ton from this guy and have not stopped learning, he will be Kona and it will be great to have him there. Also attending will be Smitty his wife Sean and daughter Emma, my childhood friend Kevin Fontenot and wife Pat, my mother in law Becky. And all of my family will be there. I have to thank my wife Michelle and kids Molly, Emma Rose and Casey who have been there for support of what I love, and because of their love I can chase my dream. Last but not least my Mom, Hazel who still worries about where and when I am racing, love you Mom. And for the person who passed several years ago, my Dad, Bruce Miller. He passed on to me something that drives me in a way I cannot explain, it is a drive that God knows I inherited from him. Smitty calls it Warriors Blood but that is another story. God has been good to me. With His will, Kona will be my 25th finish. Thank all of you for your support.    Mark

Special thanks to Will Jones @4dracing for all of his support, having a coach is a good thing. Thanks to QR for the whip to ride in Kona, Illicito is working well, Profile Design, Newton, POC helmets, Cobb Cycling and SPY Optics. Thanks for all the goods and support. 

Videography Smitty Smith 
Race report by Smitty to follow…. Get ready!
Congrats to Mark on this tremendous accomplishment,
and a huge thanks to Smitty for his excellent support and duck calling…
Videography Smitty Smith 
Race report by Smitty to follow…. Get ready!
Congrats to Mark on this tremendous accomplishment,
and a huge thanks to Smitty for his excellent support and duck calling…

Pre event:
“The town of Lafayette and Mark Miller were my hosts leading up to the race. 
This is an unbelievable place.
 Its one of those hidden jewels that you are hesitant to tell too many people about! 
The friendliness of everyone there was unbelievable. 
If you are ever passing through, a stop at Precision Bikes is a must, 
then a massage treatment by Ruud  and a swim at Red’s.”
To read the full race report, please click here.