I have had some days now, to reflect on my race on Hawaii. Actually I have to say, it is something different out there. Why then?
I was the only woman from the Nordic countries on the podium in Kona 2009
There was no other scandinavian woman in the professionals nor in any of the age groups. The feeling, when I heard my name, and went up on the podium in front of about 2000 people, to get my price, was fantastic. Again i felt very gratefull, to have the chance to compete against so many good athletes, in such an event. It was truly a complete feeling, to stand on the podium in Kona.
Even better, as I heard a woman shouting “juhuuuu…Kaisa”, and I was sure that it was Neri, the wonderful wife of Craig Aleksander. That was really cool of hear, because there was not many I knew in the crowd in front of me.
Again thank you for all my friends, sponsors, volunteers and race directors, that were there for me that day. I am greatful for this day, as it ended up to be one of the best races of my life so far!
I got to be number 5 out of 57 ladies in my agegroup, and this means that I get a podium place in tomorrow evenings awards. This was my goal and I am happy.
Latest pictures from Kona, Hawaii.
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It is almost there, RACE DAY, closer than ever, and I feel more an more confident of my race
Believe it or not, this morning we were up 5.30 to pick up Craig Alexander for a morning swim.
The days are passing, and the race day is getting closer, let me tell you how it goes……
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Finally we got to Kona Tuesday afternoon, after 6 hours flight from L.A. Long way to Kona, but I am happy to be here now, and even the heat feel already ok.