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EPIC 5 video

November 21, 2011

Another video from the EPIC 5 event that Team Nike participated in May 5th.  If you forgot it was 5 Ironmen (2.4 miles swim, 112 miles biking, 26.2 miles running) everday for 5 days on 5 different Hawaiian islands.  This again was produced to feature Redbull athlete Josef Ajram, so Team Nike may not be featured much, but we were there and represented!

The video is around 30 minutes long, so maybe a good one to watch as you stretch after a workout.  Or maybe it is the inspiration to get out there and get moving.

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EPIC 5 – Outside TV trailer

August 15, 2011

I know I haven’t posted for a while, which may make some of you think that I’m somewhere in Siberia.  Not so…and I’ll explain that story later.  I’ve been doing some local events in Portland and then my annual trek to Ketchikan Alaska for the Pennock Island Challenge.  In the meantime, here is the trailer for the Outside TV documentary on EPIC 5.


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EPIC 5 – Red Bull Webisode 5

July 1, 2011

And the last installment of Josef Ajram's Redbull EPIC 5 webisodes.  I'm totally in this one.  Ok it is only as I give Josef a hug, but still.

Amazing accomplishments by all athletes that participated.

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EPIC 5 – Red Bull Webisode 4

June 23, 2011

This was a rough day for Josef and he just did what he needed to do to get through.  Amazing athlete!

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EPIC 5 – Outside TV articles

June 20, 2011

EPIC 5 Challenge news keeps being discovered or maybe I'm finding time to read up on the event…finally.    Leah Garcia did a good job of getting the sound bites off regarding the effort that all athletes were putting in.   At least I think they are called sound bites, eh what do I know about news reporting. 

Anyways, take some time to enjoy!

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EPIC 5 – Red Bull Webisode 3

June 16, 2011

Webisode 3 from EPIC 5.   The wind that was Molokai.   The girls aren't featured in this one at all.  However you get to see how the challenge is beginning to affect all the athletes, us included.

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EPIC 5 – Red Bull Webisode 2

June 10, 2011

Here is webisode 2 of EPIC 5 with Josef Ajram.   If you watch when the swimmers are in a group heading out.  You will see one swimmer out front with no wetsuit arms…that's me.  I'M FAMOUS!  Ok not really.  .

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EPIC 5 – Red Bull Webisode 1

June 9, 2011

I don't know if I mentioned that during the EPIC 5 event in Hawaii there were two film crews there to make documentaries.  One was the Red Bull crew to focus on a documentary about Josef Ajram.  The other is to make a documentary for the Outside TV network. 

Obviously Team Nike wasn't the focus of the Red Bull documentary and I imagine that we will have little exposure on the Outside TV one as well.  However, I thought I would still share as it does show the event and the amazing athletes (including us) that were there.  Oh yeah, the Red Bull one is also in Spanish, but I think you will get the idea.

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Epic 5 News spreads

May 1, 2011

Thank you to Steven Munatones and The Daily News of Open Water Swimming for supporting the swimming and the great endurance event of Epic 5.

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EPIC 5 – All for one and one for all

April 30, 2011

While there are individuals and Team Nike, this event is not about who wins, but how can we all together finish this crazy challenge.  I know that I will be doing what I can to help everyone make it through the day.  I'm blessed to have the knowledge that many of my crew members have used during my marathon swims to keep me moving forward.  And I know that all of you will help cheer us on too.  Don't forget to follow Team Nike and the Epic 5 crew on my twitter account at macyswim or via the live gps tracker on

Help support Team Nike by supporting The Girl Effect  Mention Epic 5 – Team Nike in the in honor of section.

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