King for a Day: I just won Ironman Melbourne – Asia Pacific Champs!

Pre-Melbourne Update

Introducing my new team: Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team

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Greetings from Brussels, Belgium.  I am really excited to announce that I have joined the Uplace-BMC Professional Triathlon Team.  We just finished our official press conference, letting the world know about this amazing group of athletes and professional support crew.  I just completed my first camp of the year with my the team, and everything about the experience has impressed me and solidified and confirmed my decision to become a member of the team.  There is an excellent infrastructure present at Uplace-BMC, and an extreme professionalism that I have never seen in triathlon.  From the first moment I met the team manager when I was considering joining, there has been nothing but positive and consistent interactions that underline the teams integrity and dedication to the sport. Continue reading

Off Season Report: 2013 nearly over

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This post was originally published by Triathlete Europe. You can find it HERE.

Following Kona we had a few relaxing days in Oahu. It was a great way to get away from the world of sport and to celebrate my birthday with my lovely wife. We had some friends with us and also met a few more at the surf spot on the North Shore. It’s unbelievable how amazing this place is.

We returned to Florida and moved into our new house. We have been living in the guesthouse until the renovation of our 1899 house was finally completed. What a house it is now. This was a real birthday present. It feels like I have more than just a simple US base now. As with all houses there is an endless amount of work that has to be done, even once you move in. Alicia calls it fun stuff but for me it’s hard work. Continue reading

Kona 2013 Recap: My 5th attempt at Kona Gold