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Joe Skipper - Ironman Championships Kona

LUKE SPORT Ambassador Joe Skipper Came sixth at the Ironman Championships in Kona. Read a summary of the event in his own words. 

24th October 2019


I’m really pleased with my result in kona. My swim got me out of the water with all the strong cyclists so I was in a pretty good position. It would have been nicer to have been up the road but at least I was in the thick of the action from the off with the strongest cyclists in the race. I was 5 minutes off 1st place exiting the water.


My bike was great, I managed to ride a 4.16 bike split despite a puncture with 5 miles to go. This was within a minute of what I managed last year in tougher conditions.


I got off the bike in 11th place due to the puncture I got with 5 miles to go. This put me on the back foot starting the run as I was around 90 seconds behind the pack and 5 minutes off first place. 


I was able to do a pretty solid run and run my way up into 6th place by the end. 


It was my best result in Kona but I can already see ways how I can improve for next year. I don’t think I had my best race out there so next year I’ll be looking to get a bit fitter and feel better on race day so I can get myself onto the podium!

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