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Entries in Hawaii (5)


IM World Championships (22.10.14)

Some may say I could or should be happy with being 11th in the world and certainly I've come a long way in four years. However, there is no denying that it's what you do on the day that counts, that is the bottom line. Believe it or not, I'm already looking forward to racing in Kona again in 12 months!

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The business of being a triathlete (6.08.12)

Dear World Triathlon Cooperation, Thank you for notifying me of qualification for the World Championships 2012. However, while this is a great opportunity, it is not a financially viable option for me to race at Kona and does not fit with my longer term aspirations as a triathlete. Please pass the qualification place on to the next deserving athlete. With kind regards, Corinne Abraham

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IronMan Hawaii Race Report (11.10.10)

IronMan Kona has lived up to everything that people said it would be. I must admit that perhaps I thought that there was a little bit of hype about the race and that perhaps some of the reports were a teeny-weeny bit dramatised, but no. I can see how some people have the toughest race experience of their lives out here...

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Start of the Count Down (03.10.10)

I've started my count down. I don't know when others start theirs but mine has begun - I find myself thinking things like "last long run", "last brick session", "last long swim intervals set" etcetera. Being a newbie to triathlon and to Kona, I really have very little idea as to what others are up to but there still seem to be lots of folk running hard and cycling the distance. Each to their own.... this seems to be turning into my pre race (and race?) mantra! I've chatted to a few other athletes who have been out here before and it would seem that no one really knows what anyone else is doing in the build up - or if they do they are not telling. Still, each to their own!

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The Big Island of Hawaii (29.09.10)

So this is my second day on the island. Having flown in on Tuesday evening I am pretty much over the jet lag now in that I am sleepy at 9.30pm and awake at 6am - pretty much on a par with my normal daily routine at home. I am sharing an apartment with a professional athlete and considering that we didn't know each other before we came out here, thankfully things seem to be working out pretty well!

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