Nailed it! Dubai Marathon Result

Nailed it! Dubai Marathon Result

Just a quick one before I go & sleep for a few hours.

I banged that one out in style. There’s a few stories to tell in a longer blog, but the short of it is that I did my fastest time this month (can’t believe that’s 4 in 3 weeks) with a 3:35.15.

I had a pretty slow start, with a few maintenance issues in the early stages, so I rounded the halfway at about 1:56. I’ve been aiming to get to the half at 1:50, then I’d be on target for 3:40, so when I saw this time I knew I’d have to get a move on to get to the end by the 3:40 mark that I’d stated I was looking for in the Press Conference.

I headed back in a very strong time (though potentially risky for the trip) knocking it out in 1:39. Came through the chute to the finish line absolutely flying. Did somebody say SHAZAM?!?! haha..

Anyway, I need to sleep, because we have to fly to London at 1am tonight to get to the Canary Islands by tomorrow arvo.. Gran Canaria Marathon in Las Palmas on Sunday. God only knows how that’s gonna turn out….

More importantly, Haile Gebrsellasie won the marathon in 2:06:09, which is an amazing effort, but not enough to break his own world record.. Congrats Haile, you’re still a running deity..

Cheers, T

By |2010-01-22T22:15:42+00:00January 22nd, 2010|Blog|6 Comments

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  1. Jane January 23, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Wow!! Well done. Fantastic effort. Good luck backing up in the tropics!

  2. Rupert Bell January 23, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Hi Tristan , great to meet you here is the link of the interview that i did with you and so far via the website it has had over 250 downloads and was picked up by australian independent radio .Good luck for the rest of the challenge


  3. James Dowling January 23, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Nice work Tristan, Hey Daz.

    Hope you got to hook up with some of our friends in the giant sandpit and you played nice. A negative split and the second 1/2 in under 100 min, impressive. Hope you have something left in the tank for Gran Canaria so you can take in the sights without too much pain. Keep up the awesome work.

    James (& Keryn)

  4. Clint January 25, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Hi bro,
    managed to pick up the tee and cap off T-Rex mate, and I’m suggesting it was the magic behind a solid overall performance in a bloke’s pentahlon.
    Squash, Bocce’, Darts, Air Hockey and Poker.
    Wearing your gears I managed to win two of the 5 events, placed 2nd and two 3rd’s! Run Like Crazy tee and cap rocks!
    Oh, and keep running bro – top efforts all round the world!

  5. Aunty Margie February 5, 2010 at 11:42 am

    hey where’s your t-shit (I mean T-shirt) with “this is for you Aunty Margie” saw one there with “this is for you Mom”

  6. vickie francis April 29, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    hi tristan – well done! you are amazing. i have been wearing my T shirt and love it. keep it up. lots of love from us all in Cape Town. Vickie

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