While I doubt we will recreate the magic or drama of the 1989 World Championship Ironman World Championship https://1989thestory.com/race-day-the-true-story-of-the-1989-ironman-world-championship/ this Sunday could be a close (swim, bike) run affair or maybe not!
The Ironman Tracker app https://www.ironman.com/app-tracking-information show two Nokes on the start line. Two brothers. We have over the years had broadly similar results albeit at different times. I would argue that I have perhaps a little more triathlon and event pedigree while my brother has more fitness and talent (he’s not fat)!
So going into race weekend as I am about to drive north what will happen?
An ironman is a long way and full of adventure so who knows but current form suggests we could be quite closely matched on the swim, I would like to believe with my $$$$$ bike I can get a gap (although I was roundly destroyed at the Fred Whitton) before being reeled in on the run. Lots of opportunities for the junkyard dog to be out!
To be honest I am not even sure what my own time will likely be giving myself about 2hr finishing window subject to wind, rain and fire! Sub 14 is my C goal. One thing is for sure it’ll be fun (right up until we run into the water).