21st for Faldum in Abu Dhabi, Viennot decided not to finish the IM in New Zealand


Gabor Faldum finished his first WTS in Abu Dhabi in 21st position and Cyril Viennot decided not to finish the IM in New Zealand.


Cyril post race comment: ”I still have to wait some more time to do a good performance on an Ironman distance. My race in New Zealand ended after the bike split. I did an amazing swim, however the beginning of my bike was maybe too fast. I managed to recover a bit after 30 kilometers but, around the 45th km Philips and Brown were pushing the throttle again! I was trying to do my best and when I reached the 80km I decided to slow down a bit. However the only right strategy was to to keep up with them. I tried but could not manage to do it. I finished my bike quite disappointed and did not finish my run because the top five athletes were unreachable and did not want to finish my competition probably worst than top 10. Now some rest. I will have to do a better job on the bike and hopefully next race will be the right one”.