Ironman Hamburg | DNF

After 120k on the bike I crashed. A fellow athlete didn’t see the turn coming up and cycled straight into me. I went to the ground and had to wait for an ambulance to check up on me. They confirmed nothing is broken and it was just road rash and bruises. Some bandages and I continued cycling but after another 30k I could feel that my body was out of energy. The final 30k of the bike I took really easy. Coming into transition I immediately felt pain running with the bike in my hand. I decided to give it a try but I knew really soon that running was impossible: too much pain and no energy. It’s a pity I had to withdraw from the race like this because I felt strong and ready today. But it is what it is, better luck next time!