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Race Result

Racer: David Glover
Race: Quelle Challenge Roth
Date: Sunday, July 13, 2008
Location: Roth, --
Race Type: Triathlon - Ironman
Age Group: Male 35 - 39
Time: (DNF)
Comment: A solid swim/bike workout plus an opportunity to hike in the Swiss Alps....

Race Report:

I came back to Roth this year for the fourth year in a row. Why? Because it's a special race and offers a experience that you can't find at any other Ironman-distance race.

After having a spectacular race last year, which resulted in an 8:51 PR and a top 25 finish with a men's field second only to the Hawaii Ironman World Championships, this year's race became simply a long swim and bike workout plus the opportunity to watch Yvonne Van Vlerken (8:45:48) and Ericka Csomor (8:47:05) shatter Paula Newby-Fraser's Ironman course record.

Before the race: http://davidglover.net/WordPress/2008/07/quelle-challenge-4/

After the race:

Congrats also to Reid Kiser, Shawn Clark, Jen Ragone and Aaron Schwartzbard for their outstanding races at Roth!

After the race, I had the opportunity to spend a week hiking in the Swiss Alps with my friend and Alps tour guide, Dave Tipler. I did not realize how big the mountains were until we started climbing them. :)

Here's the first of several blog entries on our Alps trip: http://davidglover.net/WordPress/2008/07/swiss-alps-zermatt-and-matterhorn/

Next up for me are some adventure races including the 24-hour Black Water Escape and Evasion on November 7 (www.blackwateree.com) and possibly a triathlon or two (TBD).

David Glover
Blog: http://davidglover.net/WordPress
Website: www.davidglover.net