A huge win at home in the ITU Stockholm World Triathlon Series


August 26th, 2012 by



It was one of those days I’ll never forget. 

I finally had my home race. I had a huge crowd. And I had an olympic silver medal to my name.

What was missing was nine thousands of a second.

In Stockholm I had the chance to turn things around.

Silver to gold.

I could not picture a better place to hear my national anthem than in front of the castle in the capitol city Stockholm. 

And to share this moment with so many of my family, friends and fans of the sport.

It was absolutely magic!

I had a very strong desire to do well this weekend. I dreamt of gold – and I was determined trying to make this dream reality.

I pushed hard all the way, didn’t wait around for any tactics or let anyone else dictate the pace.

And it worked.

I started this sport watching the likes of Fernandes and Snowsill just running away at the front, dominating the races.

I always wanted to race like that.

And I’m incredible proud that I got to win a race in a similar style – at home – in Stockholm.