Chris McCormack’s Analysis Of The Kona Contenders

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Oct 7, 2011
  • Updated Oct 7, 2011 at 11:20 PM UTC
Photo: Paul Phillips

Rasmus Henning

I wonder what Rasmus is here for this year. Is he here to silence the demons of what happened last year and will a 3rd or 4th place be good enough for him? Or is he prepared to have a crack at it this year and walk to the finish line and have two bad Kona’s. That’s a difficult thing and that’s what I’m wondering. Because when you’re suffering you’re thinking those things. It’s just you talking to you, and these are the things that go through your head. Does he say, “Second’s good. I can blow up if I go for it and walk.” Or does the guy say, “ 5th man, there’s three blokes up there and I’m having a crack [at the win].” That’s why my only question with Rasmus. On paper the guy should win this race. Engine wise, he’s huge but you’ve still got to do it.

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at

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