2011 ITU World Long Distance Championships
2011 ITU World Long Distance Championships – (Swim Cancelled)
9th Scott Neyedli GBR 05:17:22 (120k bike 03:21:02 30K run 01:54:33)
Firstly a huge congratulations to Rachel on a marvellous World Championship win & Leanda 2nd
I was just as disappointed as most people were with the swim being cancelled, the new start was altered to a prologue like roll out but at 5 second intervals from 7:45am as opposed to the 7am swim start time.
The decision was based on a mean temperature of the water & air race morning (17C water & 6C air)
Im still happy with my race although maybe not getting the swim time advantage from a few of my competitors placed ahead of me and also I was one of the last a seeds to begin the bike leg when the front end of the race shaped up in front.
In any case Its my first top 10 in an Elite Senior World Championship, so Im content under the circumstances.
The course for sure is a Championship course, tough windy rolling hills like Hawaii but with cold dry air.
The bike leg & 3 Sisters climb were fun & its not often you race a triathlon bike profile accumulating significantly more ascent over descent of altitude – 120K bike ride with more than 9,700 feet climbing, and a 30K run that boasts an additional 2,000 ft elevation gain.
Ironman Arizona is my next start on Nov 20th so maybe i’ll get to swim there
Thanks again for all my continued sponsors & supporters and to the Tri Touch & Dave Newport (GB LD Team manager) for looking after me and the team this weekend.
GB Elite Men
9 Scott Neyedli
13 Nicolas Ward Munoz
GB Elite Woman
1 Rachel joyce
2 Leanda Cave