"IronMan - Hamburg"
5th June '22 - Germany

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Moon 2022 - night rehearsing

Moon 2022 - night rehearsing

a former training bike

a former training bike

power system always with me

power system always with me

Fire & Music

Fire & Music

a training bike

a training bike

Guitar & Bicycle

Guitar & Bicycle

training day by day in all weather conditions

training day by day in all weather conditions

Recording Time

Recording Time

Day By Day

Day By Day

Fate Is Weird

Fate Is Weird

A Cool Pen & Pic

A Cool Pen & Pic

Iced Cappuccino Energy Bar

Iced Cappuccino Energy Bar

#WeAllAreOne - UKRAINE RUSSIAN

#WeAllAreOne - UKRAINE RUSSIAN

Cafe Ole' - Hamburg  - 2022

Cafe Ole' - Hamburg - 2022

Dammi una maNO - Single  Art Cover - 2022

Dammi una maNO - Single Art Cover - 2022

longer day, harder workouts

longer day, harder workouts

training for the IronMan - April 2022

training for the IronMan - April 2022

Travemunde - May 2022

Travemunde - May 2022

Training for the  IronMan - Mayy 2022

Training for the IronMan - Mayy 2022

first swimming of the season - 2022

first swimming of the season - 2022

Cafe Camino Lubeck - May 2022

Cafe Camino Lubeck - May 2022

Boltenhagen - May 2022

Boltenhagen - May 2022

_ SeeBar - Salem - May 2022

_ SeeBar - Salem - May 2022

New Chian & Spools on my bike - May 2022

New Chian & Spools on my bike - May 2022

Cool Vibes at Gute Stube Hamburg

Cool Vibes at Gute Stube Hamburg

Swimming Workout - May 2022

Swimming Workout - May 2022

This Rainbow was fantastic - May 2022

This Rainbow was fantastic - May 2022

IronMan Hamburg - registration day - with my kids - June 2nd

IronMan Hamburg - registration day - with my kids - June 2nd

Find Your Name - IronMan Hamburg - June 2022

Find Your Name - IronMan Hamburg - June 2022

Find Your Name - IronMan Hamburg - June 2022

Find Your Name - IronMan Hamburg - June 2022

IRONMAN - HAMBURG - BIKE CHECK IN

IRONMAN - HAMBURG - BIKE CHECK IN

IronMan - Hamburg - Starting the Swimming Portion - June 5th

IronMan - Hamburg - Starting the Swimming Portion - June 5th

IronMan - Hamburg - After the Swimming Portion - June 5th

IronMan - Hamburg - After the Swimming Portion - June 5th

IronMan - Hamburg - After the Swimming Portion - June 5th

IronMan - Hamburg - After the Swimming Portion - June 5th

IronMan - Hamburg - Cycling Portion - June 5th

IronMan - Hamburg - Cycling Portion - June 5th

IronMan - Hamburg - Cycling Portion - June 5th

IronMan - Hamburg - Cycling Portion - June 5th

IronMan - Hamburg - Cycling Portion - June 5th

IronMan - Hamburg - Cycling Portion - June 5th

IronMan - Hamburg - Cycling Portion - June 5th

IronMan - Hamburg - Cycling Portion - June 5th

IronMan - Hamburg - Cycling Portion - June 5th

IronMan - Hamburg - Cycling Portion - June 5th

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IronMan Hamburg 2022 - Marathon Portion - June 5th

IronMan Hamburg 2022 - Marathon Portion - June 5th

IronMan Hamburg 2022 - Marathon Portion - June 5th

IronMan Hamburg 2022 - Marathon Portion - June 5th

IronMan Hamburg 2022 - Marathon Portion - June 5th

IronMan Hamburg 2022 - Marathon Portion - June 5th

IronMan Hamburg 2022 - Marathon Portion - June 5th

IronMan Hamburg 2022 - Marathon Portion - June 5th

IronMan Hamburg 2022 - Marathon Portion - June 5th

IronMan Hamburg 2022 - Marathon Portion - June 5th

IronMan Hamburg 2022 - Marathon Portion - June 5th

IronMan Hamburg 2022 - Marathon Portion - June 5th

IronMan Hamburg 2022 - Marathon Portion - Finish Line - June 5th

IronMan Hamburg 2022 - Marathon Portion - Finish Line - June 5th

IronMan Hamburg 2022 - Marathon Portion - June 5th

IronMan Hamburg 2022 - Marathon Portion - June 5th

IronMan Hamburg 2022 - Marathon Portion - June 5th

IronMan Hamburg 2022 - Marathon Portion - June 5th

MEMORIES AFTER THE RACE

MEMORIES AFTER THE RACE

Introduction


When you accept tough challenges, life becomes more interesting.

After two incredible tours with a bike and a guitar ("From The Roots In The Right Direction" a coast-to-coast tour across Canada in 2017 of 6.034 km - "
Not Only A Currency" tour solo across 16 European countries in 2020 of 6.125 km) and his first "IronMan - Hamburg - 2021", Toz has seen fit to enhance the efforts and all the passed training in an attempt to race also in the upcoming Hamburg IronMan European Championship in 2022.
Since the first IronMan in 2021 Toz has never stopped training facing daily not only distances and fatigue, but also all the atmospheric difficulties of a Northern German winter, such as cold, wind, rain, snow, ice of an outdoor training.

Mission accomplished, second full distance triathlon IronMan achieved !
It was a tough fight, with several adverse circumstances that had an impact on the final time.
A true brutal fight, won and brought home with determination. Fantastic, I'm really happy !

Once again a unique experience that I'll keep forever among the most special feats I've achieved.

Thanks to all the many people that supported me in this fantastic adventure, and a special one to my wife who gave her best to let us go smoothly through this venture

Race Details


Date: June 5th 2022 - Location: Hamburg - Germany - Finish Time: 13 hours 48 minutes 36 seconds - BIB: 466

Swim: accomplished in 1 h 26 m
The one-loop 3.8 km (2.4 mile) ROKA swim course offers a first glimpse of this stunning race in Hamburg, which many consider Germany's "Gate to the World". The course leads from the Jungfernstieg jetty through the Binnenalster and the Außenalster lakes.  -  (check the detailed pdf map)

Swimming Portion:
I felt prepared for swimming, I had covered the total distance in training many times and the temperature of the competition lake was warmer than where I usually train.. but I had not foreseen the "bumps and knocks" during the competition. This year the athletes were more than double compared to the year before and near the bridges it was really a struggle. I will have received thirty (at least) strong blows all on the right leg that led me to stiffen and therefore unexpectedly I got very aggressive cramps for 5/6 times that forced me to stop for a moment and change my style. In the end I was definitely tired with a gap of 2 minutes compared to the previous year, but relieved at least I had completed the first portion of the race.


Bike: accomplished in 6 h 07 m
The 180km Ventum bike course consists of 2 loops which lead from Ballindamm along some of the best sights such as the Reeperbahn, the fish market and the Landungsbrücken out into the idyllic Vier- und Marschlande.  -  (check the detailed pdf map)

Cycling Portion;
In the portion of the bike I went quite well, an average of 29.58 km/h which with the bike I had is almost a feat.
I was happy because I had improved the time of the previous year by 8 minutes. The route was beautiful, initially we were in the center of Hamburg and then went out for about fifty km, there were two laps of 90 km each.
The best part was the one outside the city, where you could push long straights and have fun.
Despite the poor performance bike, I really overtook a lot of people, covering 180.2 km in 6h07m09s.
maybe one day I'll take a serious bike, who knows?


Run: accomplished in 5 h 35 m
The four-loop 42.2 km (26.2 mile) HOKA One One run course was made for fast run times as it takes athletes through the heart of the city of Hamburg and along the world famous Alster Lake. Athletes will pass the finish line at the Rathausmarkt a total of three times for extra motivation.  -  (check the detailed pdf map)

Running Portion:
during the marathon I encountered some unexpected problems. I was feeling ok, but I was very thirsty after the bike portion. I drank some water at the filling stations, but the water was really cold, I'd say too cold and this added to the constant wind that I took on my stomach during the journey along the lake caused me a stomach congestion. During the middle of the marathon I was without strength and struggling to breathe, so I had to walk for 10 km to avoid failing to complete the race. I started running normally again in the last 2 km.
I was angry to have walked for so long because I was not able to beat my previous year time but I was very happy to have managed to finish my second full IronMan !!!
Beautiful experience and magical adventure! Indeed a challenge with yourself.

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