Tracey gives us a some insight into her race philosophy in this post-race interview.
Now imagine running them in the heat of the lava fields in Kona, Hawaii.
Congratulations Tracey on a great run at Ultraman World Championships.
At Ultraman you need a great crew. The job of crew can be as exhausting as the event itself. A good crew can make or break your event. A lot goes into making sure nutrition is measured properly, electrolytes are correct and the fluids are kept cold and ready at a moment’s notice.
Once you’re on the bike and run it can be a lonely place except for those brief respites when you get to the next water or fuel stop. The camaraderie of your team is sometimes what keeps you going until you can run across that finish line with them.
Great team work always wins the day.
It’s early and from the famous beach where many a legendary race has started so the horns sound for the start of the 2012 Ultraman World Championships.
If that sound doesn’t give you chills I don’t know what will.
Then the work begins as the crews wait to support their athlete and get them safely out of the water and onto the bike.
Tracey gets help from Steve Brown and she is on the bike. Now 144.8 km ride before the time runs out.
Tracy is currently in 4th with around an hour separating the top five.
Stay tuned for more info and video.
One of the great things about Ultraman is the comradery of everyone involved. Right from the first breakfast meeting to the final banquet celebration not only the athletes but all those involved bring a sense of community and ?ohana to the event that is carried out to the world long after each event is over.
I think the legendary Gerry van de Wint said it best “We meet as strangers. We compete as friends. We leave as family.
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