Thiago Vinhal finished thirteenth here last year and the young man from Brazil seemed to embrace the moment. He is solid across the board and after a third place at Ironman Brazil this year, he is ready for a move into the top ten.
Talbot Cox is chasing his dream, documenting the training and racing lifestyles of top triathletes, including Lionel Sanders, Gwen Jorgensen, and Mirinda Carfrae and Timothy O’Donnell. We chatted about what he tries to capture and communicate in his video series with these stars.
Patrik Nilsson took eighth in Kona last year and he is hoping to move up in 2018. He had a great race in Frankfurt where he finished second to Jan Frodeno, but one spot in front of defending Ironman World Champion Patrick Lange, while running a 2:46:02 marathon.