Auction Date Announced:
Put October 3 in your diaries.....this will be the date all the items listed here on The Great Athlete Auction Blog will go up for auction on Ebay. The last hours of bidding will be on October 10 as the Ford Ironman World Championships are coming to a close.
Donations to Come:
Belinda Granger: http://www.rogdownunder.com/blog/2007/08/08/dream-big-by-belinda-granger/ . Belinda Granger is one tough triathlete with wins in some of the worlds most gruelling ironmans. Known for her exceptional talent on the bike, she will be one to watch in Kona this year. Currently in Canada to race her 35th IM, stay tuned for Belinda's donation.
Catriona Morrison: http://www.catmorrison.com/. Bursting on the Ironman scene this year with a stunning 3rd place and sub 9hr performance in Roth, Catriona will be a rookie at the IM World Champs in Kona. But dont let that deceive you, like everyone else, she will be there to win! Catriona will donate as soon as she puts here feet back on British soil (or Scottish to be precise).
Bella and Stephen Bayliss: http://blogs.teamtbb.com/bellabayliss/, http://www.stephenbayliss.net/. The dream team of IM racing, these two go everywhere together, and normally post wins in the same events, of which there are too many to list. Recently married, Bella and Stephen will show how they both work best when racing side by side in Kona. They will donate 2 signed Rudy Project Helmets. I am waiting for the pics.
Dede Griesbauer: http://www.dede-griesbauer.com/. Consistency has paid off for Dede who is currently posting one of the best years of her career. She won the prestigious IM Brazil earlier this year, and will again be back in Kona to go for yet another top 10 finish. Dede is also a Blazeman Warrior, so this auction means just as much to her as it does to me. Stay tuned for Dede's donation.