Dane Rasmus Henning seeks to clinch a podium and points for the Kona Pro
Ranking <http://ironmanpromembership.com/im-qualifying/kpr/> when he is on
the start line at Ironman Texas on May 19. He hopes to build on the good
form he has shown so far in 2012 that has resulted in a 4th place finish
and two wins the last two competitions (Abu Dhabi and Challenge
"My goal in Texas is to secure my Kona spot which probably means a podium.
And I hope to be able to put together a good overall performance again in
an iron distance race. My last good result at this distance was my 2nd
place in Arizona 1½ years ago and it is almost two years since my last very
good iron distance performance at the Challenge Roth in 2010. I want to
prove that I can still perform well in this distance and I hope it will be
enough to make it to the podium," the Dane says.
Rasmus Henning is currently number 46 on the Kona Pro Ranking with 2,400
points. A first place in Texas will earn 2,000 points and send Rasmus near
the top-10 in the KPR if he wins.
*Non wetsuit swim is possible*
The weather should be reasonable on race day Saturday. This means warm
temperatures, a fairly high humidity and a risk of winds that probably
won't be a big deal. The lake is warm, maybe warm enough for a non wetsuit
"A swim without wetsuit will be to my advantage as I am one of the best
swimmers competing here. I will try to get as big an advantage over the
competition as possible heading out on the bike. Maybe a few strong
swimmers will be able to lead with me onto the bike course and I think that
strong cyclists like Jordan Rapp and a few others might try to close the
gap on the bike if I manage to bridge open a gap after the swim. I have
confidence in my run and I think that I will be able to outrun my fellow
athletes if I bike well. If I have a good day I should be on the podium and
if I think this is a potential sub 8 hour course if its not too hot and too
windy," Rasmus Henning says.
Jordan Rapp must be considered as the primary comtender for the win. Rapp
finished second at the traditional Wildflower Triathlon on May 5 and has
several Ironman titles to his resume. A guy like Paul Amey could be a
contender as well. He finished off a 8:01 Ironman time last year and if he
is after a repeat he will be a threat. Mathias Hecht is also among the
Link to the start
-* The race starts at 6.50AM local time* which is 13.50 *Danish* time.
- Follow the race *LIVE *at http://ironmanlive.com/.
- Website for Ironman Texas. <http://ironmantexas.com/>