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Competing at the Duathlon World Championships (Race Recap)

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2021 World Triathlon Duathlon World Championships

My first Duathlon world championship is in the books! βœ…

It was a super cold day and so I had to get some arm warmers right before the race (or else I would have frozen to death). πŸ₯Ά But that’s what you get for competing in an early morning race during the fall right?

About the Race:

The 2021 World Triathlon Duathlon World Championships were held in Aviles, Spain and I was competing in the Sprint Duathlon. If you don’t know, the spring duathlon (which is the shortest distance duathlon) is a 5km run, 20km bike, and 2.5km run. It is exactly what you think it is, flat out from the start!

 

Here’s a little race recap:

The race was super hot from the gun and I felt great after the first run and bike coming into transition 13th (in the chase group).

But unfortunately, during the 2nd run transition, I had a brutal calf cramp/injury that locked up which forced me to sit for a second to let it pass (super frustrating and painful πŸ˜“).

Once I got going again it took about half a lap to get my legs back before pushing it to the line.

 


Unfortunately, that’s how racing is sometimes (anything can happen) but altogether it was a great effort on the course & a fantastic experience!

We will be back faster and stronger! πŸ€™

 

Bradley Thompson

Bradley Thompson

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