Whit Raymond (he actually lives in San Francisco)
Sort of a swank hotel
The beach is not swim able
The Japanese gentleman has done 64 Ironmans
Tinny Tung (Race Director). Beauty and brains.
A very professional Race briefing given by Whit Raymond, Jurgen Zack, Ian Adamson (seven times World Champion Adventure Racer) etc.
Lothar Leder (still the Ironman World record holder I think but dnf) and his wife Nicole Leder (2nd IM China 2010). Emma can actually outride Nicole.
Chris McCormack's ride (he dnf)
The very obliging Chris McCormack (very long list of achievements)
The incredible volunteers. All from Hainan University and many could speak English. They went all out to please us
Garth Barfoot, the oldest participant.
Miro (he did very very well)
Very very well done Simon
Hoo and Ong (they took care of us well)
The organisers let us go five at a time every few seconds. It worked, no chaos