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Ironman Lanzarote – July 3rd 2021

The legendary race. On par with KONA.

Volcanos, rocks, heat, wind.

After 15 minutes on the island, I knew it would be HARD !

I totally s*cked at the swim by getting seasick due to the waves, but throughout the day it went better and ultimately as I dropped the bike I focused solely on a 3h45mn marathon, which I missed by 7 mns.

The (painful) stats:

239/222/32. All/Gender/AG

M35-39 Age group rank: 32

USA 🇺🇸


Compared to the bike, the run was almost pleasant, with lots of people drinking moritos and beers along the beach while we were struggling for a sub-4 marathon in the heat. But that is the spirit of Ironman.