I first met Denis during IM Langkawi in Feb 2009. It was very embarassing for me as Denis had taken the trouble to know my name (and kept on calling me throughout the race) but I couldn't reciprocate.
Denis is well liked by all Triathletes and has very good constructive ideas for the benefit of the sport. He would be a good person to represent all Triathletes should race organisers ever want our feedback. Denis is also doing IMWA 2010.
From the Gingerbread Man blog
From the race web-site
We wish Denis all the best. May he have a safe trip.