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Every triathlete's dream race is Kona. It is the original, "the one" and magical. Even just to qualify to be able to compete is a goal most amateur triathletes never achieve. In our age group (W45), you basically have to win a race to get a ticket. At least that was the case in 2021 when I qualified. Now with the new 2-day race format it will be easier for women to qualify which is great. I love it that more women can experience this race, a dream that was so hard to fulfil until this change. That is, because...

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This race was absolutely brutal for me, unexpectedly so. It should have been a smooth sail. It should have been a joy run. It should have been everything that it wasn't. On paper it sounds very straight forward: I was the favourite going into the GOMU 48h World Championship on September 3-5 in Hainesport, NJ, USA based on previous bests, and I won it. In reality, it was the biggest fight I have ever had to fight in a race and for the most part, it didn't look like I would be able to make it. Pre-race with Canadian-American Trishul...

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There were talks about the World Triathlon Long-Course World Championship being organized in Hungary for 2022 but they never got the financial support from the government that they were hoping for. I was definitely going to do this race if it was in Hungary. There was no announcement made up until May so I already gave up on it and planned my race schedule and then suddenly they announced a very strange race. The distance was going to be shorter than a 70.3 (1.9km / 1.2mi swim, 90km / 56mi bike and HM run, 21.1km / 13.1mi) which is normally...

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Driving to the race on Friday I was determined to win this one or at least go far enough to make it to the Canadian Team for Big's in October. I estimated that going 37 hours long should be enough to get in but 40 would definitely get the job done. I would have really liked to get to 48 but that is a very challenging goal so there was little chance I could actually do it. I still wanted to try. A backyard ultra is a race format where you run 6.7km / 4.1 miles every hour on the...

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My first goal race of the year was 6 Days In The Dome. I've never finished a 6-day race before and my main goal was to just finish the full race, regardless of the results. Of course I had my eyes on records and even very high records, but I had no idea what was realistic on a first shot and as I learned, the right approach is to just get through the first one and learn as much as you can. I had a plan that wasn't great, but again, I didn't know any better. For next time, I...

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