Monday, 11 July 2011

Challenge Roth

Yesterday was a good day for triathlon. The men's and women's iron distance world records were broken by Andreas Realert, 7:41 and Chrissie Wellington, 8:18 (5th place overall!) There were also about 180 000 spectators.
My personal highlight was my 1:00 swim and I hope that I will be able to break the 1 hour mark sometime.
I had a good race, but had to slow down on the run because it was 39 degrees! Not sure how some of the pro's handle it. The volunteers were amazing and really did an excellent job at keeping us well fed and hydrated at the aid stations and cool with the schwämmer (wet sponges).
Around 19:00 a big thunderstorm broke out and it started raining heavily. At that time there were still many athletes out on the run course. Those who had finished already all made their way into the tent for food and massages.

1 comment:

  1. Otto ~
    Puik! Vir jou en Terené. Jou swem was werklik fenomenaal. Maar ook al die
    ander tye. Wil graag foto's van JULLE sien.
    Baie oulik!