Category: Races

RACE DAY!

Ouderkerk, Netherlands. If you had ask me earlier this summer, I was pretty sure that I would have bet money against that I will still be doing an official race in 2020. Never say never, last weekend it happened! Just like in my very first triathlon (and I can’t believe this is only number three…
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FINALLY A (TEST) RACE

Zeewolde, Netherlands. Thanks to Bert Flier and Mathijm Wassink from 3in1sports.com and trisupport.nl – it was finally time to race this year. Bert and Mathijm and their training groups set out a course in the Flevopolder close to Zeewolde offering distances from the full, 2/3 and some sort of 1/4 triathlon (1.9k Swim – 48k…
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CANCELATIONS INSTEAD OF CELEBRATIONS

Tuscany, Italy. While spending some vacation and training time in Italy, one race after another disappears from the race schedule. In the last couple days, both the (rescheduled) European Ironman 70.3 Champs in Elsinore as well as the World Champs 70.3 in Taupo, New Zealand, have been officially canceled. After a few months of uncertainty,…
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IRONMAN 70.3 CASCAIS – WORLD CHAMPS QUALIFIER

Cascais, Portugal. Race day again! After my Olympic Distance race in Amsterdam, I headed to Cascais, Portugal for my first half distance race. After some vacation and traveling through Southern Portugal, I was excited to hit the starting line. The swim took place in a bay in front of the Cascais sea walk in the…
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FIRST TRIATHLON – FIRST WIN!

Amsterdam, Netherlands. On Sunday, after 4 months of learning how to swim, bike, and run continuously, it was finally time to hit the starting line. That I was nervous would be an understatement. Racing for me so far meant to put my spikes on, wait for the gun shot and get ready to race a…
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