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Ironman Melbourne

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Now IM Melbourne is also history and I am already back in Germany. This race was a taff one. The condition wasn t the best but you can t change it.

It is always special to swim in the ocean. I couldn’t t see anything so I tried to catch the feet in front of me. I got of the water with the main pack. The bike starts with strong head wind but I could hold a small gap to the leaders. After 100k I got problems to hold the pace. The last 45k we got tail wind but it was also hard to hold the pace high. 11th place I got off the bike. I had a good felling for the run and it was hard to push the pace not to hard for the first 20ks. After 30k is getting hard for everyone. I catched a few more guys during the last ks and I finished  6th. I was very happy about the my race and the points for kona.

Thanks everyone for supporting me during my journey.

Ironman Melbourne

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

After an good start in the saison with the race in abu dhabi it is time for the next race. I will leave Mooloolaba on Wednesday for IM Melbourne. A short look at the pro startlist and you know it will be a hard race. Every one wants the big points for Kona. I had a good time in Australia so far. You can find really good trainings condition here on the sunshinecoast and I feel ready to race again. It is a flat and fast  course with a one way marathon what will be interesting. I got number 13 what is a good sign for me. I am looking for a top 8 result in this high class field what means good point and some cash.

Looking forward to race in Melbourne and hopefully I got a safe trip there.

7th at abu dhabi triathlon

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Where can I start. Its began with a long journey and when arrived in abu dhabi I was really impressed about the city. Here is everything a bit bigger, this counts also for the race. It starts with a 2lap swim in the ocean. After my first lap I lost the contact to leading group but I hold a 30sec gap. With a fast T1 and a fast ride I try to catch the first guys but I doesn’t got the first boys. I just catch some boys from the first group. At the formula 1 course, macca came from behind I and I try to fallow him. After 20k with macca I must found my own pace. The last 20k was really hard and I just want get off the bike. During my run I felt the head even more. I used every aid station for nutrition and cool down the body. I doesn’t felt realy good during the run but I got the 3th fastest run split of the day. I got a good start in the saison with my 7th place.

Now I am sitting in mooloolaba to prepare for IM Melbourne. I had a terrible journey to Australia but now I fell really comfortable here.

Cheers Per