A acquaintance of mine (wives are friends) is running the Coeur d'Alene Ironman tomorrow in Idaho...his first Ironman, and he is a bit of a bigger guy so it's borderline whether he's going to do it in the mandated 17 hours. I'm not a huge fan of the guy.
If he makes it, I will have more respect for him and will have something to talk to him about next time we see each other. If he times out or quits, even better.
Either way I win.