It looks like European nations delivered four of the five fastest average finish times at this year’s Ironman World Championship, with Spanish athletes delivering an impressive 10:19hrs average for the 140.6 miles.
He breaks the results down into four groups: 1. Fast and Balanced; 2. Energy to Spare for a fast run; 3. Left it on the Bike Course; 4. Smooth and Steady for a slow bike and slow run. You want to be #1 or #4, according to Britt:
“With the best-of-the-best triathletes racing Kona, a clear majority are in quadrant #1 and #4,” he says. “Outliers in #2 and #3 were either racing too cautiously or rode too hard and suffered on the run, respectively.”
(Main image: Paul Phillips)
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