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Else Visser thanks IM New Zealand runner-up for marathon best finish: 'I dug deep'

Else Visser thanks IM New Zealand runner-up for marathon best finish: 'I dug deep'

Of course, Else Visser – certainly for herself – swam well and cycled very strongly, but her second place finish at Ironman New Zealand last Saturday was probably due to her excellent final part of the marathon. In the last ten kilometers the battle for places two, three and four was still wide open, and then Visser pressed his fastest ten kilometers. Like it's nothing.

Chelsea Sotaro could no longer be found, and in the end the American would walk away with the victory, but Visser had already pushed himself to an ideal level during the first thirty kilometers of swimming, cycling and marathon. As she entered the final six-mile run, Jocelyn McCauley and Regan Holyoke trailed her within thirty seconds. “I ran my own race all day and stayed in the moment all day. The moment we got into the last run, I dug really deep and that was the moment I had to bring out my best self.

So Visor did that too. “I was mentally strong and ran my fastest lap. This result didn't come easy, but I went and got it.

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