This past Sunday out in Tempe, Arizona the legendary IRONMAN Triathlon took place. The triathlon covers over 2.4 miles of swimming in the Tempe Town Lake, 112 miles of fast Time Trail racing thru the Sonoran Desert along the Beeline Highway, finishing with a 26.2 mile marathon length run. Our Dai Endurance Athlete David Krail had set this as a target goal for his training this 2018 season. To his surprise he found out that anything is possible when he sets his mind to it. Dave did amazing finishing 95th in his age division, 481st in his gender rank and 578th in the overall with a total of 3,275 athletes. This was Dave’s first Ironman Triathlon and he was able to enjoy the 12 hours of competition thanks to his preparation.
Dave completed the first part of the triathlon in 1:16:22 swimming at a 1:58/ 100m pace. He then proceeded to ride his TT bike 112 miles in 5:52:15 while already racing for 7:27:03, he keep the pace fast while maintaining a 19.02 mph average. Finally Dave moved onto the the 26.2 mile run and finished it in 4:27:10, that’s a 10:11 mile pace. Overall it took him 12:03:33 to complete his first Ironman and we couldn’t be happier for him!
“This weekend I found out that anything is possible. I finished my first ironman and enjoyed the whole race thanks to my training with Julie Young and Dai.”
Dave gearing up for the early morning swim.
Dave running to prepare for the next portion of the race.
Shown far left of photo.
Things are looking good!
Flying by with good vibes!