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Ironman South Africa 2014 – the easterly beasterly

6th of April marked my 2nd full distance Ironman. It was the 10th Anniversary of the event in Port Elizabeth. Now I have done a 70.3 and full distance in Europe followed by a 70.3 and full distance in Africa. … Continue reading

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Busy week ending with a dual bang

It was a hectic few days. Training in Germany, flight back on friday, a quick pick-up at airport and onwards 5 hour drive to Durban for a race. Lack of sleep and fatigue definitely featured in that equation. The plan … Continue reading

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New name and new goal – Hello Quebec

Just as I predicted it will only take a few days before I figure out what to do next and tonight it hit me. Next weekend is the Ironman 70.3 world champs and I am looking forward to seeing some … Continue reading

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The mystery behind the broken toe ….

Yesterday I finally went to the Doctor. I took an appointment at the Rosebank Center for Sport Medicine and Orthopedics. What a great place. Physios running around and lots of Sport Memorabilia hanging of the wall. I felt at home. … Continue reading

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A breakthrough followed by a DNF at 5150 Bela-Bela

Yesterday was the 5150 Bela Bela race. It’s a non drafting Olympic distance race. 1.5km swim, 40k bike and 10k ride. There was a big build up to the race. The entire Troi club worked in the training hours together. … Continue reading

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A smooth and emotional event – Ironman Austria race report

Firstly I would like to dedicated this event to my parents. Doing something like this shows you the fighting spirit we as Switala’s have. My mom is currently beating cancer and my endurance on the course is something I have … Continue reading

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Checked-in and ready on an awesome spot

Checked-in and ready for tomorrow. Plus I have an awesome spot for transition bags and bike stand. Right at the edge. Number 1051. Today started with an early swim. Registration and briefing. I late brunch consisting of pasta and and … Continue reading

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