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3rd at European Long Distance Championships « Stephen Bayliss's Blog


3rd at European Long Distance Championships

I came 3rd and I’m very happy with my performance. I felt a lot better than at IMUK 70.3 last weekend from the start. I made a few changes to my bike position including my saddle and it made a good difference too.

I swam good in the lead group but with a lone leader and eventual winner Fred Van Leired 40sec ahead. He then proceded to put 4 more mins into me on the bike.

It was then a matter of chasing him down as hard as I could on the run. Which I did with eventual 2nd place Jonas Colting, who ran great and just pulled away from me on the last lap. I ran as hard as I could and was really pleased to get a Bronze medal in a very strong European Championship field, with numerous IM champions and 70.3 Champions. So a really encouraging race for me.

Now for 3weeks training then the World Long Distance Championships in Lorient, France.


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