Michael, iron man 2021… anything is possible

After returning to competition at the 70.3 in St Polten, Austria. Michael Monsieur alias Iron Mike stopped off in Elsinore, Denmark, on June 26 for the European 70.3 championship. The manager of the HeX metrology laboratory in Gosselies and technical supervisor looks back on his performance:

“After the disappointment of St Polten, we had to bounce back and erase this bad memory! With capricious weather, it was off to a bad start”.

The competition begins with the swimming event in Elsinore harbor. After slaloming between the buoys in the harbor, I finally manage to do well. I take advantage of the long transition to overtake quite a few competitors and get ahead. Then it’s off to the Bike event, which, despite its undulating course, is not dangerous. However, the discomfort of the saddle is a burden and prevents me from giving a 100% bike performance. The competition ends with the CAP, a moment I dread but look forward to! When the race starts I’m delighted, I’m running at a good pace and catching up, I’m trying to manage my race to avoid injury or tiring out too quickly.

“I cross the finish line, it’s time to take stock: I know I’ve given it my all without calculating…”

In the end, I finished in 4h44 and ranked top 30 in the 40-44 category (one of the most competitive categories) with several personal bests in the various disciplines:

  • Personal best in swimming
  • Personal best on the CAP with 7th place in age category and 4:04/km
  • Personal best 70.3

Congratulations to Michael on his impressive performance in Denmark, which opens the door to the World Championships

#anythingispossible #ironmike #teamHeX #ironman70.3

While we wait for the next #IronMike competition, take a look back at the 70.3 at Elsinore!

Michael, iron man 2021… anything is possible

Michael, iron man 2021… anything is possible