Great Britain’s Boo Smith joined Hillingdon Triathletes around nine years ago – and at the time, could swim around 25 metres of front crawl. Slowly.
Nine years (and a LOT of training) later – and with several English, British and European Championship medals collected along the way – Boo is racing at the IRONMAN World Championship for the first time.
“It’s a dream come true” she says. Meet Boo… who also happens to be this Editor’s sister-in-law.
#GBKona 2017 – Pre-race with British Pro, Harry Wiltshire
2017 has been an eventful year for last years Kona swim leader, Harry Wiltshire. I sat down with him on Friday at the Lava Java in Kona to reflect on a year that didn’t exactly go to plan – but one that he feels has left him in great shape, one week out from the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship.
Set for Saturday 14th October, the 2017 IRONMAN World Championships in Kona is fast approaching. A frequent visitor to the island over the years through work, Simon will be racing for the first time this year.
His preparations for the event have involved more than just a pure focus on absolute performance. Life – in particular the recent death of his best friend – put lots of things into perspective, and lead to a recent ‘road trip’ in the USA.
The best preparation for an Ironman? Almost certainly not – but Simon explains why he is content with his decision
It’s been a week of some good – and some very bad, and sad – news for Simon Ward, as he counts down to his participation in the 2017 IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, Hawaii on Saturday 14th October 2017.
Watch the video above to see what he has been up to and why it has been an especially challenging week.