INFINIT Nutrition is proud to support Canada's own Ironman champion Jasper Blake. Returning after an absence from Ironman competition, you would guess after a 5th place finish at the 2011 Ironman Canada that all he was doing was training! Check out the brief re-cap of his awesome race below. For the full race report, be sure to visit Jasper's blog.
Finally back after over a week in Penticton and a chance to write a note about IMC 2011. I won't bore you with a full race report — if you're interested in that check out my blog.
In a nutshell it went very well. Not the win I was plugging for but after a year layoff from Ironman I was stoked to be back and in a position to do my job. I finished 5th after running my way through the field from 14th. Ironman is a tough sport and i was reminded of that at mile 20 in the run- I was also reminded that I thrive in situations like that so it was good to be there again. The conditions were the toughest I've ever experienced in Penticton — hot, windy — a tough day for everyone.
I've been competing professionally now for 17 years- 11 years of Ironman Canada (8 years competing) and have never finished worse than 5th and never run slower than 2:54- I'm proud of my time there- as a Canadian it's the most important race on my calendar outside of Hawaii.
Last year was not easy for me — it was crushing to be out of the game and wondering if that was going to be it for my career — to get healthy again and be able to get through the process of preparing again was a relief in a way. I cannot thank you all enough for sticking it out with me.