Thursday, October 25, 2007

Ironed out

The Holy Grail of Ironman Triathlon, The Hawaii Ironman World Championships were held in Kona two weekends ago, and our former workmate Matt and our Avanti rep Greg made the trip to the lava fields, and came away with differing results.

Matty had a decent swim, exiting the water in 650th (out of 1700), then proceeded to put his formidable time-trialling skills to work, finishing the 180km bike leg in 65th! Then he fell apart on the run, from what I can make out of the results, fading back to 549th. But he had one of the best bike splits of the day, only minutes behind Tour de France legend Laurent Jalabert. What happened, Matt?

Greg, on the other hand, had a day to remember, smashing up his 45-49 age group in a time of 9h19m, taking the title of World Champ. He also finished 72nd outright, four places ahead of Jalabert. Awesome stuff, congrats Greg.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yep,i was crap and i did completly fall apart on the run.I knew not running in my speedos was going to give me an aero-dynamic dis-advantage!!But im doing Ironman Western Australia in 4 wks where no doubt i'll be crap there too!!