This has to be my best finisher picture to date. Looking at this photo 12 days after Ironman Cairns i am still in complete disbelief why i was wearing this smile in the finish line after a 3.9k (1hr,34mins ) , a 6hrs 5mins 180kilometer ride and marathon in 4hours 5mins. But behind that smile would be a hundred adjectives to make up the story of my second Ironman. Choosing Cairns to be the venue for my next ironman was easy , its convenient (pal fly to cairns ) and i dream of racing in a cooler place. Sure enough Cairns did not disappoint me, its beautiful , scenic, cold and disarming , one word for me to describe my whole experience " disarming" it striped me off and i took absolutely everything i had to start that swim, never been so scared to start a race and was intimidated by that big swell and a little buoy every 300mtrs , i swear it looks as small as swim cap , the bike was heartbreakingly scenic, windy and cold , was totally lost in monitoring my power output , wind comes from everywhere , cross ,tail and head wind. The run was a battle , I was literally bleeding and after being in the cold for many hours , it was unbearable in the marathon( to someone not used in the cold it was a challenge). Crossed the line having given it all and there was nothing left. This race gives me a better appreciation in racing an Ironman, a journey of self discovery . In the most uncomfortable situation you dig deep & will be surprise how incredible human body can withstand and how mental toughness plays a huge role. I have tremendous respect for everyone who was able to finish the race from the guy who did it in 8hrs to one who did it in 16 hrs. T^was humbling but my confidence will immensely improve , learned more at this ironman than the previous one , ideal conditions and a top finish could never have taught me so much .This whole experience will make me a better athlete.
Massive thanks to my family and friends I couldn't do this selfish sport without your support. I am very proud to be Herbalife Nutrition fueled for 7 years .
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To my coach thank you for helping me grow as an athete.