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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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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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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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Memory full!! Buffelspoort ultra

Finally did my 1st triathlon on African soil. Which means African sun too. Luckily it was today and not yesterday. Drove through with my mom to buffelspoort on Saturday, too temperatures within the 33 degrees. It was hot! We arrived … Continue reading

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NYC Marathon. The goal that is work in progress for 4 years.

I played the lotto faithfully very year and this year I have a guaranteed entry to the NYC Marathon. Flights are booked. Claimed the bade and now the preparation is starting. The Ironman training will be put on Ice until … Continue reading

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Ironman 70.3 Salzburg in memory of my good friend Levente Laposi

Last weekend I participated in my very 1st Triathlon and Ironman and it will be a life experience I will never forget. I did it in memory of my good friend Levente who passed away a week before. During the … Continue reading

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The Road to Klagenfurt #project2013

The road to Klagenfurt is set. Next year I am participating in the Austrian Ironman. This will ┬ábe my big challenge for 2013. Doing the 3,8km swim, the 180k bike ride and a 42,2k run. The goal was hatched awhile … Continue reading

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My Mozart100 UltraMarathon Challenge

Probably the best race I ran. It was perfectly organized, which is amazing for an event that was held for the 1st time, and they already started with the organization of the event next year. We where lucky with the … Continue reading

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