21/5/2017: Tine has finished fifth in today’s Ironman 70.3 Barcelona. Her final time was 04:48:35. Emma Pallant (UK; 04:40:03) took the title. Natalie Seymour (UK; 04:43:06) and Charlotte Morel (France; 04:45:53) rounded out the top-three.
Only four weeks after the tough Ironman Texas, Barcelona came too soon for Tine to be in top shape. The main goal was to get into the competitive groove again going into the crucial weeks and months ahead.
Tine came out of the water in tenth position, 4:37 behind fastest swimmer Jameson. A quick (2:46:38) bike leg allowed her to start the half marathon in seventh. During the run, Tine moved up two spots for a fifth place finish.
“I knew I have not recovered fully from Ironman Texas. Although I mostly came to just enjoy racing again, I was able to give it my best shot. I want to be in my best shape in July and August to do well in the Challenge Geraardsbergen, the Alpe D’Huez triathlon and the Embrunman”, said Tine.