GALVESTON Holding a sign that read Go Daddy Go, Cheryl Yacouby of Houston waited with her three daughters by the Rainforest Pyramid at Moody Gardens.
In front of them, a stream of fit men and women hustled past but Yacouby was waiting for one person in particular, her 41-year-old husband, Saeed.
I saw him when he finished the swimming and when he got on the bike, Yacouby said. Now I m just waiting for him to start the running.
Her husband was one of nearly 2,500 people competing in the Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas on Sunday. Participants started early in the morning with a 1.2-mile swim in Offatts Bayou followed by a 56-mile bike ride and capped off by a 13.1-mile run.
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