A local triathlete and sports doctor, Danica Bonello Spiteri, has placed second in a female age group of the Ironman 70.3 Dubai, an exotic and luxurious race hosted by Dubai next to Burj Al Arab.
My second half Ironman.
Strong swim start (although was 100m longer 🤬), bike was super fast managing to keep over…
On Friday, the Elite Sports Triathlon Team star managed to score second place in the Female 40-44 category of the Dubai Ironman 70.3 race. Danica shared, ‘Strong swim start (although was 100m longer), bike was super fast managing to keep over 38km/hr for the 90km. Run was do or die… horrible to run on the ‘rubber’ route and the 36C heatwave was no joke!’
She added, ‘Never threw so much water on my head, stuffed so much ice down my trisuit-literally everywhere! But succumbed to overheating in the last 7km slowing me down and walked a few water stations to throw water over my head…’
The sun is setting. The homework is done. Tomorrow is show time. 70.3 Dubai
Danica was able to finish the race in 4:35:23, finishing 19th among all of the female competitors taking part, and 186 overall.
She concluded, ‘Every race has its own story…Thanks to all those who surround me in this quest to achieve my dreams.’
When the temperature turns up, it’s time to get the race engines revving…
Ironman 70.3 Dubai coming up
Last November, Danica also won her age group’s (35-39) and placed third overall in her previous race in Antalya, Turkey, where she missed out on the top spot by just 44 seconds.