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Gina Crawford 2nd in 2014 NZ Ironman

Hi John, 


I hope you are well. In the weekend as you probably know I raced Ironman New Zealand. I had a great race, a good swim for me (although I started the bike ride 5 mins down on Meredith Kessler who is just phenomenal in the swim) and then had to chase all day. Meredith as you know is such a top class athlete, the best swim/biker in the world at the moment. I had a great bike ride (the changes I have made to my technique are starting to pay off now) and lost only another 1.5 min to her (a great improvement on last year when I lost 6 mins). I then headed onto the run and we ended up with the exact same run split. I had felt very good and got the time down to 3 min 50 sec but I have just started working on changing my running technique and I could only hold the changes together for half of the race. In the end I placed second but my time was a PB and was the 3rd fastest time in the 30 year history (and the bike was not a fast year with a lot of wind and slower bike splits). So I am definitely travelling in the right direction. Hopefully later in the year with more time spent adapting to these changes I can put together a really good race. We are heading to Europe in May through to July . I will race 4 half iron distance events (Challenge Rimini, Ironman 70.3 Pays d Aix France, Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau Germany, Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg) in my build up to Ironman Frankfurt.


Thanks so much for your support, Gina




Gina Crawford 11x Ironman Distance Champion
3x Ironman 70.3 Champion
Multiple Xterra Champion

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