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Well I believe….THEY CAN!
Ironman combines the three disciplines of Swim, Bike, Run. They cover distances of 3.8km Swim, 180km Bike and 42.2km of running. They are performed consecutively on one day without stopping and with just a short transition period between each and must be completed within 17 hours to qualify as Ironman status.
Sounds pretty tough doesn’t it? However just in Europe alone you’ll find approx. 36,000 very normal, amateur athletes line up to that start line with the hopes of hitting the magic red carpet & the finish line to the words of “You are an Ironman”.
Having spent many years supporting over hundreds of athletes a year cross finish lines all over Europe with my company Race Force, I can speak from experience when I say Ironman finishers come in all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life and each with a story, a goal and a dream. Many more compete in the Ironman 70.3 (Half Ironman) which is just as big of a life time achievement in itself as well as a fantastic milestone on the road to full distance.
Right! Let me just dispel some myths right now:
However there are some common traits of this demographic of people who make the decision to do this:
BUT most importantly… THEY HAVE A REASON and this reason is profound enough to drive them through the hardest of training sessions and gives them the justification they need for the sacrifices they make.
So…. FIND YOUR REASON. Pick your event, push the button and deal with the consequences later.
There is no denying that the concepts of structured progressive training, delivered by experienced coaches works. Another way to ensure your success on race day is hand over your stress and logistics to someone else and sign up for a Race Tour. To learn more about how Sport Tours International can help you with this view all our tours.
Posted by: @KateWinners
Kate Winners is an experienced Triathlete and Triathlon coach and also our Sports Tours Triathlon Ambassador. To learn how Kate Winners can help you then check out her website at www.katewinners.co.uk
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