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24h, Backyard Ultra, bike, Canada, Canadian, Championship, run, running, swim, triathlon, ultra running, ultrarunning, Viktoria Brown, World Championship, World Record attempt -

I'm not a patient person to be honest... and that is not great when you have way too many races on your bucket list. You just want to do them all, all now, not understanding that there will be a season in 2023, 2024 and even beyond... mind you, I already have races in my calendar for 2024 too!!! I find it really hard to stay focused and not throw too many unimportant bucket list races in the schedule. Right now I'm trying to take things out rather than add new ones but when I manage to prune it a little...

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bike, Championship, Hungarian, Hungary, race report, run, running, swim, triathlon, Viktoria Brown, World Championship -

This was the race I have been training for for the last 2 years! It was cancelled last year but luckily it went ahead this year. Normally the Long Course Championship for ITU is a different distance than Ironman, I guess just to differentiate themselves somehow. But I prefer the Ironman distance which is what it was this year! Every now and then they choose a venue of an existing race for the championship and run it at the classic full distance of 3800m (2.4mi) swim, 180km (112mi) bike and marathon run of 42.2km (26.2mi).  Hungarian friends, left to right:...

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2020, 24h, bike, Championship, ExtremeMan, Nagyatád, run, running, swim, triathlon, ultrarunning, Viktoria Brown, World Championship -

This year presented me with an unexpected but very pleasant problem: I accidentally discovered that I'm a natural at ultrarunning. The problem is that I love triathlon, I love the balance of the three sports and I don't want to give up cycling and swimming, my dreams of podiuming the ITU Worlds and going to Kona. The good news is, as it turns out, I don't need to! After my first 24h ultra race, which was only a bucket list item for me that I had originally planned to just tick off and move on, I got thinking. I ran the...

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2020, Backyard Ultra, Canada, Canadian, Championship, race report, ultra running, Viktoria Brown, World Championship -

I will start with the results because there are some things to be proud of. It was a World Championship event, 3 races in one. There was a race for the Canadian Championship, another one for the individual World Championship and a third one for the World Championship Country. There were 21 countries and Canada came third behind Belgium and the US. Personally I came 7th out of the 15 Canadians and 62nd out of the 300 participants worldwide. I ran for 34 hours covering 227 kms. Day 1 - still smiling. Before the rain started. I'm disappointed in my...

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bike, Canada, Championship, ExtremeMan, Nagyatád, run, running, swim, triathlon, ultra running, Viktoria Brown -

I hear this a lot: "I won, but..." . "I came 3rd, but...". Usually it continues with "there were only so many people in the race" or "this or that happened to someone else who was ahead". In the last year, I learned a very important lesson. It was hard to embrace it first, but I think it is extremely important. THERE IS NO BUT! There shouldn't be, there can't be! Winning a race is about two things: who shows up at the start and who is still there at the finish. It is not about who is the fastest,...

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