Endurance Dream Team

Endurance Dream Team

RACE REPORT 75km Round Lantau Swim: Endurance Dream Team Observers watching racers usually only see the tip of the iceberg: they are in awe when contemplating people sprinting -or crawling- at the finish line, but they often miss the point of what brought them to that...
Breaking the Waves

Breaking the Waves

RACE REPORT 75km Round Lantau Swim: Breaking The Waves “Four days down, one to go”. This is what everybody says around us this morning, but it is not the way I see it. The right catchphrase should be: “Back to the drawing board” or “Today, it’s all or nothing”. I...
The Pain Cave

The Pain Cave

RACE REPORT 75km Round Lantau Swim: The Pain Cave Overall, with all what we went through for 3 days, I can reasonably say that we have been extremely lucky and everything has gone surprisingly well. Apart from a few chaffing here and there, we have had nothing...
City Stroll

City Stroll

RACE REPORT 75km Round Lantau Swim: City Stroll A City stroll – kinda… When we planned this tour of Lantau, in everybody’s mind, Day 2 would be the trickiest and most dangerous. We would have to swim through construction works over the water, then swim through Tung...
A Hard Day at the Office

A Hard Day at the Office

RACE REPORT 75km Round Lantau Swim: A Hard Day at the Office What a day ! This was one of these days when we really did not know how it would finish. We knew how it would start, and it was, by the way, a perfect start. Lots of spectators cheering, almost as many...
It’s Not About the Swim

It’s Not About the Swim

RACE REPORT 75km Round Lantau Swim: It’s not about the Swim After 8 Ironman and hundreds of other races, I thought I had seen it all: pre-race jitters, doubt, fear, the knots in the stomach and the throat, the dry mouth… but also the bout of overconfidence,...