Ironman World Championship

Ironman World Championship

Hawaii, it’s the most beautiful place in the world… Especially this week, it’s RACE week there! Around 56 hours to go and the gun goes off! All the crazy twitter updates, new bike releases, underpants run pictures. Slowtitch.com, the babbitville channel on youtube is getting a lot of viewers these days.

Talking about the babbitville channel. I just adore it, the interviews are very cool! Especially the interview with Michelle Vesterby! She did it again, she made my day with that energy and smile on her face. I can still remember racing with her on my first half triathlon in Lanzarote. (Ocean Lava 2011) Passing her with the bike. I don’t believe that will happen again in the near future ;-)

What do I expect from race day in Hawaii?

Well, I think the pro men field is very stacked as well with an exciting race most likely for the women’s with an epic battle between Rinny and Ryf. For the men I believe it will not be that excited as Frodeno is in the shape of his life after the olympics in ’08. But let’s hope Marino, Freddy or Bart can give him a hard time and fly on the bike and the run!

At least here are my guesses on the podiums for saturday.

1. Jan Frodeno Daniela Ryf
2. Bink Marino Rinny Carfrae
3. Freddy Von Lierde Michelle Vesterby