— by Daniel Clarke
The Ironman World Championship from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, was a great race on both the men’s and women’s side. Daniela Ryf and Patrick Lange had record-setting days. Ryf would overcome a jellyfish sting in the swim to take the race lead late in the bike. Lange executed a perfect race to get into the main chase group on the bike and ran away from the competition in the marathon.
Whether you have Ironman aspirations or not, here are three lessons we can take away from the race:
- Stuff is going to go wrong, and you’re going to have to deal with it.
- The bike is “for the show,” but the race is won on the run.
- You can do all the training and still have an off day.
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