For the 4th time I returned to the Arabian desert to start at the unique Abu Dhabi Triathlon and for the 4th time I finishd in the top4 …and missed out again at the big win but thats ok. I know this race made me strong and get me ready for the big one in Melbourne in 3 weeks time.
After the 3km swim I found myself in the leading group, after a quick T1 I took the lead and started a very lonely 200km journey on my P5. My plan was to ride a negative split (moderate-medium-mad) over this 5h which means I can use the race to improve my bike skills without tire me out too much. Of course It means also I took the risk of getting cached in the first 100 km but I didn’t really care. A very strong Melissa Rollison (AUS) road up to me after about 1,5h, we made one turn and I was back in the lead for the last hour. Back in T2 I managed to road a little gap into Mel but unfortunately it wasn’t enough time to grab the win. Marked by wind and heat I finished my 4th “adventure race” in a happy 2nd place.
Thanks to all my sponsers and supporters and congrats to my team mate’s DD, Diana, Per and Dan. Was just great to having you out there. Thanks to Jacky for the photos http://www.triathlon-hebdo.com