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Race Results

4th place, age group M30-34, Kona qualification

3rd place, age group M30-34

3rd place, Finnish Championship

Winner, age group M30-34

2013 IRONMAN Kalmar
2nd place, age group M30-34, Kona qualification

Finisher in 9 hours 30 minutes

5th place, Finnish Championship

Winner, age group M30-34

More results here.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Ironman Hawaii 2015 Race Recap

After three flights, a very stressful transit in LAX and approximately 30 hours of traveling we had finally arrived in Kona, Hawaii. They say that the training, instead of the race itself, is the hardest part in the massive task called the ironman but I would be inclined to say the "getting there" part is pretty high up there as well, at least as far as Ironman Hawaii goes. Fortunately it was still 10 days before the race so I had plenty of time to recover. A good four days more than the last time I was here racing in 2013.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Ironman 70.3 World Championship Recap

Little over two weeks ago the best half iron-distance athletes, and me, were gathered to Zell am See, Austria to fight for the world champion title. The lineup in the pro field glimmered like the stars in the clear night sky over the Alps as all the Kienles, Gomezes, Frodenos, Ryfs etc. could be spotted strolling the streets of the small village before the race. The tough course and the sizzling hot summer weather promised a hard but an honest race.

Sunday, 19 July 2015


Yesterday was yet again THE race day in Finnish triathlon calendar. The day when an otherwise tranquil village in the eastern part of Finland suddenly transforms into busy race venue that draws undoubtedly the fittest citizens in the country to battle it out against each other and more importantly, against themselves. It was the day of the one and only Finntriathlon Joroinen.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

IM Lanzarote 2015

Ironman Lanzarote done and dusted. The island delivered just as epic a race I was originally after. And then some. With a finishing time of 10:40 one has to wonder what happened. Needless to say, I’m not quite happy with the result.

I’m going to come clean right here in the beginning before I delve into the specifics of the race. No excuses really, just didn’t have what it takes. Sure, the conditions were hard and I did have some technical issues and a little physical niggles as well, but most of my problems were on the mental side (a fact I guess my wife would gladly agree with any day) for a multitude of reasons. First and foremost, having already qualified for Hawaii, I lacked a clear goal and a purpose for driving myself deep into that dark place that a successful ironman race often calls for.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Blowing Winds

Hello to all readers, if any. I haven’t been too active updating my blog lately but now as the racing season is once again just behind the corner, I’ll continue sharing what’s up in this triathlete’s life.

I have yet to publish this year’s race calendar but can you guess my current whereabouts? An astute reader might remember me mentioning coming here in a post over a year ago. Ring a bell? Didn’t think so. I’ll give a few hints: It’s warm. It’s by an ocean. There’s not a lot of trees here, or any vegetation for that matter. And it’s WINDY!