• 2012/10/14 SOLID DEBUT AT THE IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FOR PEDRO GOMES
    • The high point of any triathlon season is definitely the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii, where almost 2000 athletes from across the World, compete after qualifying throughout the year on other Ironman events, bringing to the starting line of the race in Kailua-Kona, only the fittest of the fittests. For the professional athletes, only the top 50 ranked male (and 40 women) make it to that starting line, as this year’s race was considered the best field ever to toe the line.
      The Portuguese athlete, ranked 36th in the World, ended up finishing his first every Ironman World Champs in 27th overall, with a time of 8 hours in 56 minutes, on a day where the weather conditions made up for a hard – and very slow - year. Pedro closes the season as one of the best in the World still at the young age of 28 and after scoring three top 10 Ironman finishes, out of three starts. Looking forward to be back on the Island next year, Pedro will now head home to family and friends before moving base to Clermont, Florida, early in 2013 for another season.