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NEW PARTNERSHIP

Almere/Hilversum, the Netherlands. As the start of the 2021 season is coming closer, I am excited to announce my new partnership with Ku Cycle. After a joining the exciting journey of the development of Ku Cycle’s brand new triathlon bike, the Ku TF1, I am excited to announce that we have officially signed a multi-year…
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TRAINING UPDATE

Hamburg, Germany. After a what felt like a very long two weeks without swim due to yet another pool closure due to the pandemic, I can finally say I am back on track on the full training spectrum that triathlon has to offer. Training is going very well including big improvements in my running shape…
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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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POOLS CLOSED – PANDEMIC UPDATE

Hilversum, Netherlands. The last weeks were different than what I (and many others) expected the spring of 2020 to be. Instead of ramping up the training and getting ready for the first races of the season, reality hit hard in form of a pandemic. With pools now being closed for an unknown period of time,…
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WINTER TRAININGCAMP

Lanzarote, Spain. These days I am beyond lucky to spend some time on Lanzarote, to escape the dark and cold winter and train in the sun. It is nothing short of luxury to wake up in an apartment next to an outdoor pool in the morning sun. Training is going incredibly well, making progress in…
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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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