Fantastic day for our Ironman athletes today!
Ironman Switzerland, Ironman Germany and Ironman Canada, 3 races on the same day!
In Hamburg the swim was cancelled and replaced by a 6K run!
In Switzerland the water was too hot and there was no wetsuit allowed.
In Switzerland it was Inge who turned her focus on the race into positive energy and came out of the water placed better than expected. 1st…and in pole position! Knowing the bike and run are her strongest points this was a good starting point!
Pushing hard on the bike and making the gap bigger towards T2 made a podium more than possible!
On the runcourse the nearest opponents tried to come back, but never came closer than 4’30. After halfway chances turned and it was Inge making the gap bigger mile by mile and take the AG win in her very first Ironman today!
A dream coming true for most athletes by qualifying for Hawaii, but before the race she already decided not to go. The last thing I heard now was she was reconsidering maybe…
*Inge also broke an exceptionnal record among our athletes, she was the first female athlete ‘chicking’ her husband this season 😜
In Ironman Germany, the no-swim made both Eline and Matthieu slightly nervous. Especially knowing a run before T1 always feels heavier than a smooth swim.
Both athletes got their mission and mounted the bike well, a good and steady pacing during the bike made both athletes put their bike in T2 relatively fresh before running of another 42K towards the finishline!
And how! Steady running and finishing in Hamburg well paced, a good feeling and very nice performance in the end!
Meanwhile our cyclists are working hard towards their next goals, a lot of top10 results this week, but also athletes on trainingcamp or working towards the championships in September/October!