Ironman 70.3 Italy
Thomas was racing in Pescara last sunday and was in spite of some bloopers able to be on the podium again. A third place under bad conditions at the swim and 2 penaltys (for not taking place at the race briefing at for not closing the beltz of his helmet in time) is really great.
Here is his short race report:
” After i realized that i forgot my Castelli TriSuit at home i got informed that i will get a 30 sec penalty for not beeing present at the race briefing.
The weather was bad and even the swim was canceled for the agegrouper. My swim was only a fight to survive…
At T1 i closed the belt of my helmet too late and got another 15 sec penalty. On the bike i nearly was able to close the gap and at T2 i was only 30 sec behind the leader group with Ruedi Wild, Paul Reitmayr and Igor Amorelli.
On the run leg i pushed very hard from tzhe beginning and was already on second place but 3 km before the finish line Paul attacked and i could not hold against him.
Although it was not a perfect race for me i`m very happy with the result!”