At the 7th edition of the 70.3 IRONMAN ST.PÖLTEN, they had fort he 1st time to cancel the swimming, because of the safety of the athletes. The rules tell it as well, first the safety of the athletes, told the race director Jürgen Gleiss. Ther ace started in waves with the bike part at 7:30o´clock.
ST. PÖLTEN. It was a premier for a IRONMAN 70.3. For the 1st time ever, the swimming was cancelled and the triathletes only did the bike and the run.
We talked with the national and international experts and even the weather forecast ( ZAMG). Sadly the is no better weather in sight, and because of the temperatures we have no other choice. Even the Ironkids contest, was just a running event.
The pro´s of the Ironman 70.3 started at 7:30o´clock and the AG-athletes followed in waves.
Tea from “Willi Dungl”, fort he inner heat to come back
All the sportsmen from all over the world will be informed on the race discussion at 12 and at 13:30o´clock about the change of the race. Even the medical attendants will be prepared better for these weather conditions. The triathlete´s will have heated tents before the start.
With the local tea provider “Willi Dungl” the were able to provide the athletes with hot tea. It was a race like in the winter.
Completely dresses at the cycling and no sweat on the running part.
While the bike course is wonderful and got a fantastic scenery.
I was a little bit disappointed of this changed race, but I was satisfied wit my results and my performance.
90 km wintertime roadbike in 2:32:55h
21,1km wintertime half-marathon in 1:32:52h
Than we travelled to Italy for warming up again.
There, I was able to ride some stages of the Giro, like the Monte Carpegna and also I met: the PIRATA…
Now I´m prepared for the Alps-Triathlon at the Schliersee on the 22.06.13.