Triahtlon, April 1st, 2001
Start of the swim leg on one of those uncomparable beautiful Sydney days.
|Markus swimming. I deliberately started last and lost the contact to the others soon. Given the fact that this was only my 4th swim in 15 years I was happy that the course seemed to be shorter than the official 400 meters.|
|Cycling leg (8 km). Here I could make up some of the lost ground from swimming and passed a bunch of competitors. Actually I already had passed about 10 people while running the 400m from the swim finish to the changing zone (which turned out to be almost the hardest part of the Triathlon).|
|Finally what I had been waiting for the whole race: My speciality, the run (4 km). However, it took me almost 1 km to develop full "race speed" rhythm. I was lucky enough to pass a lot of people which was a little bit a hassle because there were sometimes congested areas.|
|The finish area right on the tip of the Royal Botanical Gardens (on the spot were the final scene of Mission Impossible II was shot).|
|Happy finisher. I really liked the concept of a Triathlon. The changes are hard. I think I have to learn how to swim properly in order to be able to compete in more Triathlons.|