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October 12

To all our followers, thank you for supporting us through the year. We have had some super results and also hoped we could help all who follow our blog with their preparations. To give you an update of Home Of Triathlon athletes heading into Saturday’s Ironman World Championships race:

Our own pro team in Kona is small, the reason is we don't encourage athletes in our pro group to go to Kona for a holiday! As a pro you go to be competitive, and that means podium, top five.

Let’s start with 'The Bird'. We can report that Daniela has had an excellent preparation. Dani is healthy, injury free and ready to give her best performance on the day. Her preparation and race strategy will be the same as always - look after yourself and your capabilities. Drink, eat and enjoy the day! No rah rah rhetoric here.

Kirsty - we can also report is fit, well and has no injury worries. If she sticks to her own race plan, has every possibility of achieving our season goal of getting into the top 10.

James - is in a no lose situation. After his horrendous injuries from a bike fall, we had suspected that this season would be about getting him healthy and back racing in maybe a lessor capacity, then work toward qualifying again next year. However that hulk of a body is an extremely strong machine and as the season wore on it was there for all to see, that his recovery powers are nothing short of miraculous. He is injury free, putting in some great training, and he wouldn’t be on the start line if we didn’t think he could crack the top 10 in a monster field.

Our age group athletes:
Scott - has had an absolutely astounding year. From a Heinrich’s back injury at the start of the year, he has just improved every month. To qualify for Kona is an amazing personal achievement.

Ivan - this season has seen Ivan take his bike and instead of it being a weakness has seen him go from Ivan The Terrible to Ivan The Monster. The bike split improvement has been phenomenal, and we thank him for having the courage to change.  His commitment to the change has now been rewarded, toeing the start line at Kona.

Pedro - has come through a very difficult time, and to see him here again in such great shape makes us all feel very proud.

Jose - an excellent period of training for Jose, who has worked diligently to improve his swim, even with a number of months of travel with some challenging training environments. We are excited to see Jose racing on Saturday.

We wish nothing more than the best mechanical luck to our personal group in Home Of Triathlon, also to our Trisutto athletes on the start line.

It has been a brilliant year, and if we all remember to keep to our own personal strategies we will have a successful Kona.

Sutto, Susie, Robbie