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Cohn's at stake: how not to lose to yourself?

Every October, the entire triathlon community freezes in anticipation of the start of IRONMAN. It's not just everything at stake, Kona is at stake. Behind the back, the participants have endless training, preparation, selection of equipment, planning meals on the track. Hundreds of triathletes from all over the world come here expecting to turn their lives around, build their willpower, go to the start and defeat themselves first of all.

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IRONMAN World Championship is an annual triathlon championship held in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA.

Kona is an iconic race where this triathlon was born not only as a sport, but as a way of life.

Cohn's at stake: how not to lose to yourself?

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The night before the start is one of the most emotionally difficult moments. Sometimes even the strongest athlete loses not by strength and physical indicators, but by his head. That is why it is so important to get ready and clear of unnecessary thoughts before the race.

Cohn's at stake: how not to lose to yourself?

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The first stage of the race is swimming in open water. The swimming stage is 3.86 km long. All participants start from the shore.

Cohn's at stake: how not to lose to yourself?

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Cohn's at stake: how not to lose to yourself?

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“ My goal is to go beyond what is possible. Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to turn myself around, at the 20 km mark I exhausted my reserve of strength, so I already reached the finish line alone. Yes, I did not win the competition, but rather lost. But first of all he lost to himself, ”- said athlete Sebastian Kinley about his participation in the race.

Cohn's at stake: how not to lose to yourself?

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In total, participants must cover a total of 226 km, divided into stages:
● swimming stage - 3.86 km (2.4 miles)
● bicycle race - 180.2 km (112 miles)
● running stage - 42.2 km (26.2 miles)

Cohn's at stake: how not to lose to yourself?

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“It was a tough race because of the heat, the toughest race I have ever participated in - at one point I even thought I had a fever. Several times it seemed to me that it was impossible to reach the finals at all, ”Daniela Roof admitted in one of her interviews after the finish.

Cohn's at stake: how not to lose to yourself?

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The current track record in the men's championship was set in 2011 by Alexader Craig (Australia) at 8:03:56. In the women's championship, the record was set in 2016 by Daniela Reef (Switzerland) at 8:46:46.

Cohn's at stake: how not to lose to yourself?

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Cohn's at stake: how not to lose to yourself?

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IRONMAN is a race in which you take the challenge with yourself and your thoughts. To get to the finish line and overcome yourself, you need to believe in yourself.

Cohn's at stake: how not to lose to yourself?

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Cohn's at stake: how not to lose to yourself?

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