Ironman Roth is now known as Challenge Roth. It was held on 18 July 2010. Its well known for very fast times and awesome spectators.
Our Sam Pritchard was there finishing in 13 hrs 19 mins (the breakdown).
The first man came in at 7 hrs 52 mins, which is "only" the fourth fastest time ever. The world's best time (7 hrs 50 mins) was done by Luc Van Lierde at the same course in 1997.
2nd and 3rd were TBB's Rebekah Keat and Tereza Marcel. I don't know why Chrissie doesn't race under the TBB banner as I was told she was actually discovered during TBB's training camp at Krabi. IM MY champion, the gracious Belinda Granger was 56 mins behind.
All the best to everyone for the PD Triathlon this weekend. One thousand participants. If you are not well, make the right call on whether to race. Welcome to Kevin from Perth. I will probably only get there around 5 p.m. on Saturday.
SUNDAY'S RUN (20 KM)
Bumped into the Siemens runners whilst doing my 20 km. John Tan pulled me so well that I knocked off the previous week's PB by a whopping 6 mins. So the PB is now 2 hrs 2 mins (I was doing 2 hr 25 mins without the loop not too long ago) to Petronas Loop and back. I am so indebted (almost to tears) to John Tan, he has whipped up my running into shape no end.