Aloha Hawaii IM – await the start

The Aloha feeling has taken us! After seven days of slow acclimatisation, I feel prepared for the Longdistance race. Adapting to the climate was not easy, cause of the very hot and humid, region which completely differs from South Africa event.
There is a real crazy hype around the world championships‎, but we are also here to enjoy and explore the absolute diversified and fantastic island. Yesterday we were invited to the Erdinger „Alkohol frei“ Party which was very relaxed and calm with delicious food and we met some of the super hero’s. Today I did the stand up paddling (this was a long time ago wish) and it was real fun and smooth – and not as difficult as it seems.

Athlete registration is done and all the mandatory things we had to do are already over. Last preparation are now from the workers in process for preparing the finish line to welcome all participants who need from 8 hours winning to 17 hours last one.
Weather forecasted a very windy race day. Tomorrow is our bike and gear equipment check-in and then the countdown will start. Saturday morning 4:45 a.m. Immediately after we get our bib numbers marked on our bodies and at 6:50 a.m. the cannon will shoot for the age group athletes.

Enclosed some impressions from today, look at the picture were I stay in front of the IM banner – it’s all made out of the participant names!

 

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