Why will you participate in the IRONSTAR Half-Iron triathlon in Sochi in September? We asked our traditional question to one of the IRONSTAR participants from Estonia.
Denis Sivovol, 39, Tallinn, Estonia:
"I began to do triathlon not so long ago. A year ago I decided to do sports after 10 years break.
Last year I set a goal to lose unwanted kilograms, get fit and improve my health. And I started to practice long distance running. I began with 2 km, then more and when I managed to run 10 km per training I aimed at participating in a half marathon in spring. I successfully covered the course distance and realized that I could do something more and decided to prepare myself for a marathon. In may I did my first marathon in 3,5 hours. But still I decided not to stop here.
And then I remembered my friend Vladimir Voloshin who had been in the world of triathlon for a long time. I also wanted to become an iron man so I called him. He suggested that I should train for Ironman and participate in the Ironstar HalfIron triathlon in Sochi in September. I didn’t hesitate because I trusted his professional opinion. Ironstar is a good ground for doing triathlon at the advanced level as well as it will be a good opportunity to enjoy the performance of professional athletes in the European Cup Final on 26 September and visit Sochi after the Olympic reconstruction.
I got my first and only experience in triathlon a week ago.
Tartu, Triathlon, Olympic distance: swimming 1,5km – 25 min, cycling 40km – 1 h 19 min, running 10 km – 49 min. In total: 2 h 39 min bearing in mind 2 changes of 2 min. I am content with the results. I really enjoyed the race-course, got experience and was determined to continue. The next day I started to search in what competitions I could participate in order to prepare myself for Ironstar and registered for a triathlon at the Olympic distance in Tallinn on 25 July.
I continue preparing myself because I want to show good results in Sochi and cover the course-race in 5,5 hours or even less"
Denis has been living in Tallinn for 10 years. He moved to Tallinn from the USA due to his business but as a child he lived in Kostroma, Russia. Denis is a business development manager and a board member of the company Valmos that is a world leader in producing birch veneer.
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