Todays Duathlon race was no different for me. I competed with 300 athletes all of them were at least 2 years older because the minimum age requirement was 18. The Race Director allowed me to race due to my extensive racing in multi-sports.
To me I have always enjoyed competing with older participants ever since I started racing competitvely in triathlon at the young age of 11.
The duathlon race distance of a 5km run followed by a 40km bike and another 5km run was challenging for me as this is the 1st time I had raced at this distance.
(im in the team tbb trisuit in the center of this picture)
I had a very good start in the 1st run leg leading the pack and keeping a good pace. We entered into transition and I emerged with the leaders.
Got on my bike with my head down and just pushed all the way on my favourite gearing, 53/12!.
I started the 2nd run in a good position but just didnt have enough to overtake the 3 in front of me.
So I finished in 4th position in this open category.
I am very proud of the work I did today as I punched above my weight and put the “Hulk” in the face of my competitors. there is still a long way to go but i know with proper training and patience, it will come.
P.S Didnt win the shoes though, they only gave prizes to the winner. So looks like I have to get abit more mileage from my current one’s.
Travis aka HULK