Faster at +50?
After a 18 year break from racing Ironmans I decided to take it up again with the ambition to become faster at the age of +50 than I was at the age of 30.
I will use every advantage I can from the best equipment, training knowledge, testing procedures and coaches – anything that is legal.
Now that I have restarted I first thought it would be simple to get back in shape and start clocking in at around 09:30 at Ironman races again but after a shaky start with an injury in 2015 I finished Ironman Mallorca in 10:28. This could have been the point where I gave up but instead – it inspired me to train harder as a challenge that is simple is not a challenge.
In 2017 I finally started to feel strong enough again to “race” an Ironman rather than simply complete the distance.
I have come to realized that I really love to train and have made it a high priority in life. I also realize that by being smarter about my training I might be able to do even better results – even if I am older – and I am determined to try. During this process, I will share information about the tools here and hope that it can be inspirational to others.
Races and results
2018 111th overall (2nd in age group) Ironman Lanzarote (Spain), Time 10h 39min.
2017 20th overall (1st in age group) Ironman Los Cabos (Mexico). Time 9h 54min.
2017 202nd overall (7th in age group) Challenge Roth (Germany). Time 9h 49min.
2017 125th overall (6th in age group) Ironman 70.3 European Championship (Denmark). Time 4h 30min.
2017 200th overall (9th in age group) Ironman Lanzarote (Spain). 11h 11min
2016 10th place overall (1st in age group) Slovakman 226 (Slovakia). Time 9h 38min.
2016 13th place overall (1st in age group) Trapaniman (1/2). Time 4h 32min.
2015 291th place overall (31st in age group) Ironman Mallorca. Time 10h 28min.
1998 833th place overall Ironman World Championships (Hawaii). Time 12h 0min.
1998 24th place overall Ironman Australia. Time 9h 17min.
1997 74th place overall Ironman World Championships (Hawaii). Time 9h 34min.
1997 2nd place overall Ceveres, Olympic distance (Belgium). Time 1h59min.
1997 29th place overall (9th in age group) Ironman Lanzarote (Spain). Time 10h 8min.
1996 128 st place overall Ironman World Championships (Hawaii). Time 9h 38min.
1996 61st place overall (19th in age group) Ironman Roth (Germany). Time 9h 12min.
1995 295 place overall Ironman Europe. 10h 17min.
1995 35th place overall Austria Triathlon. Time 10h 6min.
1994 17th place overall Kalmar Triathlon. Time 10h 46min.