Almost five years to the day after a traumatic accident that left her in a coma for nearly three weeks, Camilla Pedersen took the win at the Gerardmer Triathlon in France, one of the toughest courses in Europe. Following the Danish triathlete’s traumatic brain injury in 2013, her doctors warned her that she might never ride a bike again, let alone compete at the highest level of the sport. Camilla defied the odds, and has been steadily getting back to full fitness, with her win earlier this month shining as a true testament to her determination and love of racing.
"I was really happy with the win," said Pedersen. "And it's even more fun because it's a big event. I felt really good and comfortable from the start to the finish. It was especially great to see that all of the hard work has paid off after dealing with some residual health problems that recently sent me in and out of the hospital. But now I'm back in business, back on track, and back on top."
Race day can be a stressful time. You've been training for a goal event for months, and now the big day is finally here. After all of your preparation, make sure to see it all through to completion in order to give yourself the best race day possible. Here are some essential tips for optimizing your triathlon race day.
Triathlon is a demanding sport, in so many ways. Setting your racing goals is vital to success, but so, too, is learning to balance your multi-sport lifestyle with every other facet of your daily routine. This is especially true for working professionals and those with families. Here are some tips on maintaining that balance.
Triathlon racing is unlike any other sport in the world. Its special rewards come with an equally unique set of challenges. But for those new to the sport, the journey can seem daunting. Here are five tips that all beginner triathletes should know before starting out, and that are relevant for veteran racers, too.
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