Almost every person who starts to race Ironman distance triathlon has the dream of going to the Ironman Worldchampionships in Hawaii. My case is no different from others. Watching videos of the history of Ironman plus meeting some of the heroes of the sport made me click inside. Why not? Would I ever be able to get to the Island? What does it take? Those are the questions that every athlete makes in a certain point of his career. Maybe it’s the whole reason to start in Triathlon in the first place.
This is my second time racing in Kona. I’m not meaning to brag about it. It takes a lot of hard work and sacrifice to get here. It has transformed my life in many ways. I like to think that now the Journey has become part of my style of living. Eating healthy, working out almost every day of the week and learning to appreciate the time with family as well. Because to be honest, the commitment itself involves the family too. Early morning wakings are part of every athlete I know. It takes a lot of sacrifice to be on time specially for children who often don’t understand the whole point of what you are doing.
We are 48 hours away of race start. My body is ready. I feel calmed and relaxed. My mind is clear of what lies ahead. I will embrace whatever the island has to offer me and I’m willing to give back the best of me to the heart of Kona. See you at the finish line.