Sunday, October 26, 2008

AG World Champion!!!

All done!

I just got back from drinking a beer on the beach! I am so stoked right now. I can't even get into it right now. A lot more in the coming days... but here are my results and a couple of photos.

1st 30-34 AG (World Champ!)
2nd Amateur Overall
1st American Amateur
22nd Overall

Thanks to everybody for all the emails, texts, blog comments, and facebook things... It seriously means a lot.... time to celebrate. I can' wait to get home and really celebrate with my 'lil monster, Beth. She has been the one who has to put up with over the last year with my crazy training and lifestyle. I can't thank her enough!

first post race beer.


beer #2.

39 comments:

Luke said...

it's been an honor to be part of your journey! i say again...congrats!

Zippy said...

National and World Champion in the same year. You're an animal! We should get some beers when you get back...

SanDiegoPJ said...

AMAZING!!! Congrats man....relax and soak it in.

Dave said...

Hey man, congrats! I've been keepin' up with your blog and you definately deserve it after all the hard work you've put in! Thanks for the inspiration! Enjoy those beers!

Jaakko Hiekkaranta said...

CONGRATS!
so stoked to see again that ultimately HARD work pays off! You rock!
Now enjoy the best u can. but I think you know how to do that already :D

beth said...

i can't wait until you get home too. to put me back in the frozen yogurt detox room. i fell off the wagon while you were gone.

no but really. i am very proud. read my blog.

love you!

Justin said...

congrats! we saw you finish on Xterra.tv! you da man!

Dan said...

That was HUGE. Super exciting watching you finish on the webcast and hearing the announcer call out "JAMES WALSH from Carlsbad CA".

By the way, was that you slowing down to talk to Conrad on the run? It was a helo shot so it was hard to tell.

Hopefully, the header pic will get updated w/a shot of you on the podium. Congrats, and enjoy!

Cliff said...

Jameson,

way to rock the course ;)...i was checking up on you on xterra tv. They mentioned that you were second on the run....love to hear more about it. Until then..congrats and relax...

Matt said...

Boom.

The shades. . hmmmmm.

Pound grogs, dude. You deserve it.

Sue said...

Watched live today...knew you were going to do your thing...and do it well...we believed in you all year...thanks for letting us follow your journey...the whole dang family was shouting high fives your way...

kerrie said...

nice one mr.world champ!
i just hope you have a good costume for tonight!!!!! you'll need those tickets to get beth to kona next year ;).

MJ said...

Awesome! Clutch performance on the big stage.... going to be fun to read all about it. Congrats!

ramon said...

JW,
You with no doubt deserve your World Championship. World Champion man, way to cool. Congratulations!!

KP said...

solid, solid effort James.

congrats.

hope to see you at a few Xterra events in 2009 (making my return...)

Jim said...

Way to go James. You came, you saw, you conquered! Can't wait to read your race report.

Although the streaming video was technically better this year, the coverage was lacking, but they did manage to get you crossing the finish line.

Congrats. Your hard work paid off.

Sean Crichton said...

Congrats, bro!! Well deserved.

Laura said...

DUDE! You SO ROCK !
I am SO PROUD OF YOU..
Can I have your Autograph?

Laura said...

DUDE! You SO ROCK !
I am SO PROUD OF YOU..
Can I have your Autograph?

Mark said...

CONGRATS DUDE!!!

You made up a 7 min deficit on the run - hells yeah!!!!

So stoked for you bro - you've come so far!

Shan said...

James - AWESOME!!! Many congrats to you for all your hard work, motivation and dedication over this last year - it's so inspirational. It's been awesome watching you just rip up the competition. Enjoy your recovery (and take Beth out on a date) hehe ;)!!

Sarah said...

I know I already said this, but YEEAAAAAH JAMES!!!!!!! i am SOOOO STOKED FOR YOU.

Way to represent, way to be, way to KILL IT, way to GO!

And I love the fact that you still drink beer and wine. A man who has his priorities straight!

Congratulations, James. You really earned it, man.

Enjoy the recovery - can't wait for the race report!

Jeff Kerkove said...

Most excellent man!

FatDad said...

And......boom goes the dynamite! Way to throw down.

Paul said...

Did I call it or what!?! Haha. Awesome job James. This should open some doors for ya. That Bikini Blond Lager is really good too.

Stephanie said...

So glad I got to see it happen first hand. Still in awe of what you did yesterday. Thanks for sharing!

Wish you could have hung around for some fun today on the island.

TRI Vortex said...

Holly Crap I'm sending congrats to a WORLD CHAMPION!!! I'm stoked just reading your blog. Great job man and send my sympathy to Beth.

sbrtv said...

Jameson, just catching up on old posts. That is f-ing amazing. Congratulations man!

Maggs said...

Awesome job out there...it was brutally hot (and I was just sitting in the shade drinking beer). It occurred to me after I got to maui w/o a computer or anything that I had no way to tell you to find us on the hill under the tree with a big cooler of beer after you finished. Glad you found some.

Mary said...

Congrats, what a well deserved win!

Gordon said...

Dude, I am so stoked for you! Congrat's again!

Todd Hatfield said...

Daaaayyyuuumm! You nailed my facebook prediction! Solid work man!

BarĂ³n de Benta'ko Erreka said...

Amazing¡¡¡

runninggunner said...

what a year! It's been awesome and inspiring watching all of your success this year.

Jim Vance said...

Well done James. You've come a long ways since I met you at XTERRA West, a few years ago.

Next year, go back and get that one last spot. It's the bulletin board material you need to get you thru next year's training.

Vance

Benson said...

HOLY EFFING CRAP MAN!
YOU ARE SUCH A STUD!

CONGRATULATIONS!

U

DA

MAN!

j.p. patrick said...

Congrats James !!! Fun and inspiring watching your journey! Have some beers, some good wine and maybe some REAL peanut butter for a little well deserved break!

BreeWee said...

Way to go stud! Looks like Beth has her work cut out keeping up with you next season!
Happy recovery you animal!

emkruse said...

awesome performance!