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Race report: 70.3 Ironman World Championships

Yeah, that’s Alex in the header picture! It was supposed to be me, but I take good photos, while he is well….a sucky photographer! On a different note than usual I’m writing this race report in English. I met so many wonderful people on my way to the World Championships that I want to share my experience with them. Hope you guys in Romania won’t mind πŸ™‚ Soooo, a bit of a background: I qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships after a race in March in Malaysia. Technically that would give me plenty of time to properly prepare for such an awesome occasion, but alas, it was not the case. I arrived in beautiful Mont-Tremblant, Canada, a week before the race, not so ready as I would have liked for the 1,9km swim, 90km bike and 21km run. When race day finally came I was actually able to sleep through the night, which is a first. I think it had to do with the chilled vibe in Mont-Tremblant, basically we did nothing but train, …

Half Ironman World Championship: Blame Canada :)

A venit momentul mult asteptat! Mai este mai putin de o saptamana pana la Ironman 70.3 World Championships, si o petrecem pe toata in Mont Tremblant. Cu ocazia asta ne obisnuim si noi cu traseul, si ne facem ultimele antrenamente in conditiile pe care le vom avea si in concurs. Culmea este ca am avut o experienta nasoala la inceputul calatoriei, si aproape incepusem sa regret ca nu am ramas acasa! Desi sunt mare fana a calatoriilor, si nu ma deranjeaza nici distantele lungi, nici experientele un pic dubioase care vin la pachet cu drumurile peste mari si tari, de data asta mi s-a umplut paharul. Am avut parte de tot ce poate fi mai rau la un drum lung: Biletul de avion al lui Alex era mai complex si agentia tot lucra la el, si abia pe ultima suta de metri am aflat ca nu ne poate pune pe acelasi zbor. Asa ca am fost nevoiti sa zburam separat 12 ore, si sa ne intalnim abia in Detroid! Eu am avut bilet luat cu …