#RedBull #TriIslands 2017 last Saturday - it was my toughest #sports #challenge until now, even harder than the #IronMan - because of the unique knock-out modus: if you don’t finish the #swim in less than 1:10:00 and swim+bike+transitions in less than 2:30:00 you’re out.
After 2,5 hours of “Wattwanderung” (walk across the mud flats) and 2,5 hours of waiting for the high tide in the cold and pouring rain, we finally started the 3 km swim in the #NorthSea from #Amrum to #Föhr. Because of the current, it was 3,3 km for me, which I managed in 1h 5min, totally exhausted and with a cramp in my right calf.
#Bike started well, but on the first turn I crashed because of the wet surface and not properly working breaks. Now I really had to give everything. I reached the last speedboat one minute before it left Föhr to take us to Sylt for the 11,5 km #run and was one of the only 27 women (out of 450 participants) to reach the finish line. I’m still high on #endorphins 😜You can see my reaction when I have reached the boat at about 1:35 of the highlight movie: https://www.redbull.com/de-de/videos/red-bull-tri-islands-2017-highlight-clip #triathlon #ironlady #triathlete #race #endurance #endurancesports #enduranceathlete #endurancerace