Superb race at Keszthely triathlon. Race was great in every aspect but mostly I am happy that I recovered well from Challenge Venice 6 days ago. It was non wetsuit swim and I was leading the swim most of the time. But on the end of 1.9 km swim course, I came 2nd out of the water. Quick T1 gave me lead from the beginning of the 90 km rolling bike course. Must check data but in athlete guide I saw that there was 900+ m of climbing on good road surface. I was focused on my ride, no pressure, just holding steady power output. On fast downhills I tried to hold aero position without peddling as long as possible. In T2 I came with significant lead of 6 and a half minutes with Thomas Steger in second and my team mate Denis Šketako another 2 and half minutes down. When I jumped of the bike I felt back pain but after one km that pain was gone I ran comfortably till 10th km when heavy legs came into play. Both quadriceps felt exhausted and suddenly there were no speed left. Margin was huge and I was thinking that 5 min should be enough for 10 km. It was… and I am happy with the result especially after two DNF in Keszthely before. Crossing the line was pure relief and another confirmation that we are going in right direction. At this time I would like to thanks to organizers who made this event really special for me and I am sure I will be back to defend the title.


FOTO: 575 Keszthely triathlon