Race report: Challenge Cancun
Navigation troubles in the ocean
The swimming course first went to a turning buoy before turning right towards the first sight buoy. Michi unfortunately navigated incorrectly and swam afterwards in a pack of 3. He had some orientation problems under the choppy sea with lots of currents. The gap after the first discipline was about 2 minutes more than expected, but the swim was generally quite slow.
Narrow, dangerous and fast
When cycling, it was a challenge to get into gear. It was difficult to find the rhythm as the bike route was very narrow, dangerous and with oncoming traffic. A small technical problem with the watt display did not make the situation any easier. Michi drove by feeling for the first time, but could hardly get any closer to the front in his constant overtaking maneuvers, because Javier Gomez and Andy Potts also put pressure in the front. Nevertheless, with the fastest bike split he was among the top five.
Thrilling showdown on the hot track
The running was a real showdown! Michi came closer and closer to the top 3 on the burning asphalt track. He got off really well - the heat battle a la Kona was on. There were no muscular problems, and the essential refreshment stations helped every kilometer. It was enough to place 4th and qualify for The Championship in Samorin. Michi is now qualified for all 3 big races: IRONMAN World Champs Kona, 70.3 World Champs St. George, The Championship.
You can be very happy with the result, but there is still room for improvement. The shape is definitely going in the right direction and the motivation for the IRONMAN Tulsa in 3 weeks is huge! Let's rock!
Swim: 30:34 | Bike: 2:01:06 | Run: 1:17:40 - Hasta luego!