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Racereport – 2nd place IM South Africa

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Photo by Deon Ferreira

“Don` t be afraid of the space between your dream and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so “. So, it was on the backside of the little sugarbag on the breakfasttable few days befor the race … and I`ve never give up my dream to win the race until the last km.

I tried to show a fast and active race but in the end, the Germany`s Sonja Tajsich passed me in the marathon (3:07). With a bit of trouble in the swim, I found quickly in my race on the bike and took the lead. However, I could not made a gap, of enough time to give me some space, for the marathon. I must be satisfied. With a new personal best of 3:17 in the marathon (-10 minutes) and a new overall personal best performance of 9:22:00 (-15 minutes), I finished my first Ironman of this saison on the 2nd place and enjoyed the crowd on the finishline next to the Shark Rock Pier.

Photo by Deon Ferreira

I think, to show a perfect Ironman, I need some more time / training with my new team and coach. However, I have made many new experiences and I`m sure of being able to use in my next race.

Photo by Deon Ferreira

I thank you all very much for your fingers crossed and cheering during the raceday, and for all the congratulation mails. Now I`m enjoy my last day in the beautiful South Africa before heading back to Australia tomorrow.