Podium at the first edition of Cascais Long Distance Triathlon

I finished 2nd this weekend at the first edition of Cascais Long Distance Triathlon.

I’m very happy with my 2nd place, but not quite with my performance, was hoping for more.

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Female Podium

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Part of female podium

I really wanted to improve the bike on this race, but it didn’t really happen…

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Out on the amazing bike course

I started off with a good swim, was feeling quite comfortable in the water. Left the water in 2nd place and headed out on the bike.

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Leaving the water

I don’t know what it is, but after a lap i lost quite some focus. I was passed by the girl that won and started the run in 3rd place.

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On the bike

The run was hard. The heat was on and the course had a few short, but leg killing hills. The first lap i was feeling quite bad. Managed to shape up and i passed the girl in 2nd place with 8km to go.

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Crossed the finish line in 2nd

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Its over…

I want to thank my dear friends Sara and Andreas for the outstanding support you gave me on Sunday. It was great having you supporting me and share this moment with you.

Sara And Andreas

Sara and Andreas

I also want to leave a special message for my team mate Tamara who raced over the half ironman distance for the first time. We have trained together for this race. Her attitude and courage have been amazing.  Well done Tamara!

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My dear friend Tamara out on the run

Last but not least i want to thank the organization for arranging such an amazing event and for inviting me to take part of it.

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Part of Sportings long distance team

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