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Scotsman Fraser Cartmell raced shoulder to shoulder with winner Matt Trautman for a long time of the race. Read more about his impressions and how the race unfolded. On my 2nd attempt at finishing Ironman Wales I crossed the line in 2nd place. After more than 9 hours of racing on a course best described as ‘brutal’ I think this shot best reminds me of the considerable amount of relief to have just gotten it done! The weather is always a factor when racing in the UK and this weekend the gods couldn’t have been much kinder. Save however for the easterly wind which coupled with an incoming tide created a formidable looking sea on race morning. Below on the left I appear to be figuring out exactly where the first swim buoy is. I really feel for all of the athletes who worry about getting through the swim leg of an Ironman – it’s a long old way in calm waters, but I’m afraid on Sunday morning it was anything but calm or indeed ‘flat’ and I for one didn’t enjoy it very much at all. Indeed I was sure (probably for the first time during my years racing) that after we had completed the first ...

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Zarautz Triathlon 2014 – 3/80/20k Zarautz is a fantastic race for many reasons and one of those is the punishing climbs that feature towards the tail end of the bike ride. Fraser raced quite a lot in Spain and spent a lot of in the country for training camps over the years. As such he heard lots about what is regularly described as ‘the best race in the country’. Usually he races 70.3 UK in June however this year he decided to have a change of scenery and commited to racing in Zarautz, which is on the northern coast of Spain – not far from San Sebastian. It is a beautiful stretch of coastline and a remarkable location for a race. This race is essentially a half ironman event, but with a longer swim. Strictly speaking it is a ‘double olympic’ distance race and as such he felt it played to his strength. Another nice aspect of the event in Zarautz is the point to point sea swim. The race starts on a little beach a couple of miles around the headland and you essentially try and point yourself towards the far off sandy beach and hope for the best. He rode a fairly good ...

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In the pursue of creating the world’s fastest and most protective TRI race clothing, the Castelli Speed Research Unit invited the multiple Ironman 70,3 winner and K-Swiss triathlete, Fraser Cartmel, to Milan for a day in the wind-tunnel.

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