TriKa 3.0 race preview

23 07 2009

A grand total of 210 men, 24 women and 14 relay teams are registered to compete in TriKa’s third annual Olympic distance triathlon in Kapelle-op-den-Bos on Saturday July 25 (5:00pm). That adds up to 276 athletes, a new record. This is also the first year we’re adopting – by popular demand and thanks to some political goodwill – a non-drafting format.

Quick picture of the transition area and VIP area

Here are the race favorites:

Women:
1. Sofie Goos (currently Belgium’s top female triathlete, TriKa 2.0 winner)
2. Alexandra Tondeur (up and coming race talent)
3. Joke Coysman (consistent talent)

Men:
1. Bruno Clerbout (IM Hawaii qualified and local favorite)
2. Thierry Verbinnen (perennial top performer – gifted swimmer and cyclist) => injured
2. Hannes Cool (young gun, hungry and talented)
3. Luc Huntjes (former Dutch triathlon icon, now unretired again)

See you at the race!


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23 07 2009
Ken

Would love to come and see … but vaction with the missus and kids starts tomorrow… so Good luck to y’all, and Tom, respect for the organisation tallent!

23 07 2009
Tom Van Hout

tnx bro. next year, I’m counting on you to compete. It’s loads of fun. And manageable. Trust me.
T.
For some sports you need a ball. For triathlon you need two.

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