Posts Tagged ‘Ironman’
Caveman tries to remember Durban Ultra Triathlon 1994 #ThrowbackThursday
The year was 1994. In a time before the internets. The year Apartheid crumbled. The year I had “Mark Allen hair” Nowadays its called a mullet.
“Ironman” was nothing but one race on a more-distant-than-the-moon volcanic island full of “Scotts” or, closer to home, “Ironman” was a Boere style triathlon: 20km K1 paddle, 120k bike, run around Harties- dominated by hard hard men with tough names like Rockley and Bester.
To us, the “Durban Ultra” was the pinnacle of endurance triathlon. 4k ocean swim with sometimes huge swell,
Ironman World Championships, Kona, Hawaii. Pix by Conrad Stoltz
The reason I havent blogged in a while is the lack of interwebs connection at our Kona condo. Been knocking out some amazing power numbers on the bike, and other than recovering and eating, havent found the energy to go blog. I find it hard hard to sit and blog from a coffee shop (Lava Java of course) squinting at the screen in the sun, with the stunning ocean views, Big Island pork pizza in one hand, typing with the other and ogling the sea of finely chisseled/ tanned/ tattoed/ coiffed Ironman bodies streaming by.
Back to the race.
Interview with Triharder.co.za
Triathlon is booming in South Africa. Ironman in PE, the 70.3 in Buffalo city, the XTERRA Series in its 6th year, a budding ITU programme and various off road multisports events.
TriathlonTeam.com, (of which I’m a member) is currently doing a series of interviews on Triharder and here is an excerpt from the 1st interview with Nikola Tosic, the brain and motor behind TriathlonTeam:
[All the logos posted here were custom-designed for each of the athletes after working 1-on-1 with each of them. The ultimate goal is for the athletes to gain exposure and be able to brand and market themselves effectively. The site has become a hub for all the athletes’ pages and almost a bit of a “playground” for the athletes to share the lighter side of being a pro and to interact with each other.]
Read the rest of the interview here.
10 questions with Igor Nastic
I was born in 1978 in Bellinzona, Switzerland and my origins are serbian. I work as a teacher, but i also do some journalism, art consulting and coaching. I love to mix travelling, art, good food, good wine and super though training… unfortunately the day has only 24hrs
Include a picture of your choice.
[I think it says “Artist’s shit”]
How you feel about your season so far?
i’m very happy even if i broke my arm few weeks ago. i enjoy very much training in my region, and i had the chance to train by bike in palma del mallorca, which i consider a great place for many reason: culture, food, lifestyle and bike roads.