Thailand preparation for ‘Beauty and the Beast’
SOME stifling training sessions in the humidity of Thailand have helped Mooloolaba’s David Dellow prepare for another assault on the Ironman World Championship.
The reigning Australian champion is among a selection of athletes with links to the Sunshine Coast who are competing in the gruelling Hawaii test on Sunday.
The 38-year-old has made four previous raids on the event, which consists of a 3.8km swim, 180km ride and 42.2km run.
He hopes to improve on his personal best of ninth place from 2012 and, if he’s having a good day, could surprise a few of the sport’s juggernauts.
“My preparation is going well,”
he said. “I travelled to Thailand to prepare for the heat in Kona and I was able to put in some good blocks. I’m questioning what keeps me coming back for more but I will say, Kona is the ultimate challenge.
“It’s an absolutely beautiful island and a beast of a course. So it is the Beauty and the Beast.”
David Dellow is set to compete at the world championship in Hawaii.