Ironman

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Well I am pleased to say that I survived the Ironman for 2009 while also managing to pick up a spot for Kona as the NZ Ironman is an official qualifying race.

Overall it was a really good day for me. I was pleased with my splits too which were somewhere around 52.52 for the swim, 5.13.21 bike and a 3.27.12 run making a total of 9.41.10s.

The conditions were kind with lower temperatures and some light rain which kept things cool.

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The bike set up thanks to Pinarello and Kiwivelo was fantastic. I was grateful to have the fast wheels and aero helmet too which made the long day which is the Ironman that little bit shorter!

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The first photo is lap one and the second is lap two. As you can see not quite the same spring in my step second time round! I was really happy to maintain just under 5 minute kilometers but the motivation changed through out the run from wanting to do a good run split to just finishing the run as quick as I could so I could get my feet up!

Below race winner Cameron Brown looks like he still has plenty of Gas! Running sub 2.45! for those that havnt worked it out 4 min ks is a 2.48 marathon so well under that!

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