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Kerri: It Takes A Village For Ironman

It takes a village of more than 3,000 volunteers to make Ironman Coeur d'Alene happen. I noticed some of the more interesting volunteer opportunities: wetsuit peeler, body marker and finish line catcher on the sign-up site. I volunteered with Doping Control last year. So this year, since one of my favorite parts of the Ironman day is being at the finish line for the last few hours of the race when the final competitors are gutting it out to cross the line and hear their names announced as an Ironman, I'll be a finish line catcher this year. I'm signed up for the 9 p.m. to midnight shift on June 29 but that won't keep me from my other favorite part, being out on the lake with my camera when the swimmers hit the water at city beach early that morning for the first leg of the event/Kerri Thoreson, Main Street, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Have you ever volunteered to help at Ironman Coeur d'Alene? What were your duties?

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