Triathlon in Australia: Christian Ravn - far away is relatively
Triathlon on the other side of the world must be in Australia. Lots of good triathletes come from the fifth continent. A Dane is currently on an excursion in Brisbane and check out their triathlon scene. Christian Ravn from Irunmen team or Denmark, as the local calls him, reports from the East Coast and tells how triathlon takes place in Aussie country.
Australia is a triathlon nation. Can you see it when you walk around in Brisbane? (Eg. On Beach Road in Copenhagen sees sometimes several tri-end road bikes).
Tricycles are not actually wild many. Percentages are probably more in Copenhagen, but on the other hand, there are very many road bikes with tribøjler.
Compared to the overall picture, it is difficult to assess whether people are triathletes or not, but shaved legs among boys (and girls thankfully) is normal. Triathlon takes up part down here, and when Ironman Melbourne opened for signing in 2013, it was sold out in 4 minutes and 50 seconds.
How much is triathlons in the media? Craig Alexander, Peter Jacobs, Emma Snowsill and Moffatt, etc. Australia is the world champion and has some of the fastest triathletes in the world.
I have not seen so much television because there are advertisements all the time, but after the competition in Mooloolaba, there was a program on TV about the race, which lasted about an hour and it is after all nothing more TV time than competitions in Denmark sheep. Mooloolaba was also the Australian Championship, so it may have been why.
Generally, you also get the feeling that there will be talking a lot about who should be selected for the Olympics.
What is the local best: swimming, biking or running?
There is nothing they are poor, but seems well enough that there will be swum strongly for training. It must be said that there is a gut for training, which has been world champion in the 25 km open water, so it is no shame that I can not keep his feet.
"Above all" is exerciser level somewhat higher down here than in Denmark.