Photo Report Axtri 2014

My sister was part of my Axtri support team. She took some nice shots during the Aurland Xtreme Triathlon 2014.

  Pre race, 45 minutes to start. My father gives me some final advise on how to swim ;)

Pre race, 45 minutes to start. My father gives me some final advise on how to swim ;)

  I am the guy in front, head up, focused on swimming ASAP out of the bay. You can see clearly everyone else is struggling in the 'washing machine'. My tactics staying far right really helped me quickly catch up with swim leaders

I am the guy in front, head up, focused on swimming ASAP out of the bay. You can see clearly everyone else is struggling in the 'washing machine'. My tactics staying far right really helped me quickly catch up with swim leaders

  In front with red cap. Here I accelerated to catch up with leaders

In front with red cap. Here I accelerated to catch up with leaders

  Swimming far right. At this moment I started to panic. I took over most swimmers and headed for the lead. I quickly calmed down and settled in my own pace. Overall I got out the water in 11th position (out of a field of 225 participants)

Swimming far right. At this moment I started to panic. I took over most swimmers and headed for the lead. I quickly calmed down and settled in my own pace. Overall I got out the water in 11th position (out of a field of 225 participants)

  50 meters before the finish

50 meters before the finish

  Just finished, enjoying some fresh oranges

Just finished, enjoying some fresh oranges

  Happily wearing the sub 9 hours shirt and obviously still pumped with adrenaline

Happily wearing the sub 9 hours shirt and obviously still pumped with adrenaline

  My support time, left to right girlfriend, dad, me, fellow competitor Sebastian, mom, mother in law, sis

My support time, left to right girlfriend, dad, me, fellow competitor Sebastian, mom, mother in law, sis