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my very first press conference :D

How to become an international triathlon superstar, step #5: Sit on the appropriate side of the table at the pre-race press conference.

yes, we are very important and famous.

yes, we are very important and famous.

So here we are in Langkawi, it’s the night before the race and what better way to relax than a pre-race blog?

Today for the first time, I got to sit behind the table at the press conference with my cool teammates Hiro & Beck, along with some of our competitors like the defending champs Belinda G and Luke McKenzie.  Here’s how it looks like from the other side of the table:

I tried not to be too obvious taking photos of them taking photos of me ;)

I tried not to be too obvious taking photos of them taking photos of me ;)

I even got asked the first two questions… about doing the Asian Ironman “double” since I am doing Ironman China in two weeks.  And then about my other job, doing prosthetics!  Very cool.

Like Hiro said about the heat: it’s hot here in Malaysia, but actually not as hot as it’s been at training camp in Thailand. White Tiger is feeling smooth, the Wongstar is feeling pretty solid herself!  Looking forward to a really smart, hard day of training-slash-racing.

right outside our host hotel

right outside our host hotel

It’s also really nice to have the teamTBB flag flying out here.  The Bike Boutique is the official bike course sponsor!

White Tiger and his buddy Black Panther

White Tiger and his buddy Black Panther

I’m rooming with Beck at the Langkawi Seaview Hotel, which is the host hotel. Super convenient and right on the run course. The expo, registration, pre-race meetings and press conference were all here. Beck has named her P4 Black Panther and she is buddies with my White Tiger.  :)

Best of all, the kitchen downstairs let me throw Camelbak #2 in their freezer tonight so that I can have iced coffee during the second half of the marathon!

Time for a sleep, you can track us online tomorrow on ironman.com. The race starts at 7:30am Malaysian time for us professionals (it actually goes from 7:45am until 12:45am for the age groupers). That’s 3:30pm on Friday, California time for my family at home.  See ya on the internet ;)

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