Victory in Cascais

If you asked me if i thought i would do a good race and win the whole thing on Friday i would have said no, but i did! I won Cascais Long distance triathlon. 

As i wrote in my last post i haven not been feeling great during the last two weeks and i knew that competition would be stronger this year, but somehow i managed to pull myself together and execute the best half Ironman race i have ever done. I was feeling very good physically but this race was on my mental strength.


7:30 am pre race face…

I left the water in 2nd, but after 15km on the bike i took the lead and i never looked back. I was waiting for Vanessa, who is a professional long distance triathlete to catch me on the bike, but she didn’t. I came in to T2 with a 2 min lead over Vanessa and around 5 min lead over Ana Filipa Santos, another very good athlete.


Leaving the water


Pushing the bike

I ran of in a stable pace 4´20-4´30/km and i was just waiting for them to catch me, but they didn’t. At 10km i was feeling great and increased the speed. At 15km i realized that i would win the race. I had opened up a gap of 5 min to Vanessa and more than 9 min to Ana Filip Santos.


Heading out on the run

I had the most amazing support from all my team mates, the crowed and my coach Andre, thank you! It was just one of those fantastic days with perfect execution.


The podium

I dedicate this victory to David Vaz and Jorge Malhado. I know you guys were watching over me from above…


After the race together with David´s sister and her children…


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