The Championship v Šamoríne

Polovica tímu Prestigiorealiz sme prišli povzbudiť Oliho, ktorý ako jediný z nás pretekal na The Championship Šamorín 2017, takže sme mu prišli dodať pozitívnu energiu a tiež sme chceli vidieť hviezdy polovičných a olympijských tratí.
 
Lionel Sanders sa tešil z víťazstva v čase 3:40 hod, kedy sa 7 km od cieľa odpútal od Sebastiana Kienleho. Ako jediný dvaja mali cyklistiku pod 2 hod s priemerom 46,5 km/h. Rišo Varga na svojej premiére na trati polovičného Ironmana dobehol na 11-stom mieste v čase 3:58:46 hod a TOP10 mu ušla len kvôli penalizácií. Zo žien zvíťazila len 24 ročná Lucy Charles, bývalá reprezentantka v plávaní, časom 4:13:59 hod.
 
Oli: The Championship Samorin was a true triathlon stars parade. I dont think I will ever again get the chance to start a world championship race and talk with Kienle, Brownlee, Varga, Sanders, Raelert, Murray, Bozzone, Dreitz and so many more. The long distance guys really killed the Olympians on the bike. Given their DNFs, I was able to beat Brownlee and Bozzone. :)
 
With a 35mins swim and a 2hr38mins bike I was racing according to plan. Total transition took me 10mins, pretty long, but OK given the long runs. The real hit came after KM2 on the run where about 1,5liters of unabsorbed ISO came out of my body. Not a nice view for the spectators and the start of a miserable run of 1:55, my worst half marathon ever. Never could find my ANP tempo of about 4:45. Overall I finished in 5hrs18mins, 29th in my agegroup. Significantly over my target time.
 
But surely not disappointed given the tropical conditions and the fantastic experience. Another good learning race in a fantastic resort. Perfect organisation. I hope the XBionic guys can return the stars again next year.
 
Photo credit: Realiz

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