Local family takes devotion to Ironman CDA to whole new level


by Shawn Chitnis & KREM.com


Posted on June 25, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 25 at 4:01 PM

COEUR D’ALENE--The Vetsch family has been a part of Ironman Coeur d'Alene since the competition arrived in North Idaho ten years ago.
On Sunday, they took their commitment to a new level.
Thousands compete in the Ironman Coeur d'Alene each year and for every finisher there's a family behind them cheering the whole way.
Doug Vetsch and his family are proud supporters of this event since it arrived in 2003.  This is the tenth year of Ironman and they’ve been volunteering every year, but this is the first time two of them are competing.
The more than 30 members of team Vetsch were extra excited for this year's race.  They love to cheer on others but when two of their own cross the finish line, they take it to another level.

For the Jason and Nathan Vetsch; completing the swim, bike and run was more than they imagined.

They admit they wouldn't have made it to the finish line without them.  Something the two brothers never forgot.

Now the goal is to get more of that support out of the stands and at the starting point.  A new challenge for team Vetsch, but one their captains think they are up to.

The two brothers started training back in December and say they didn't use a trainer, but worked out locally with the help of a book.