The Island House

January 21st, 2015 by

the island house

I’m very proud to announce my place in the Island House team 2015.

A newly designed sponsorship backed and created by Mark Holowesko.

I met Mark back in 2012, just after that race in Auckland… The race that was the last of my massive 2012 and gave me the world title to take back home. But also saw me racing through the worst possible physical condition after having been struck my food poisoning the night before. I managed to pull through the race but raptured my calf last thing before crossing the finish line. Needless to say I arrived in the Bahamas somewhat fatigued and with a big limp, so the race back in 2012 never had a Norden in it. But the race didn’t actually happen as I was there as the big hurricane closed the airport and the race got postponed a week… To make a long story short I had a great stay in the Bahamas and I became good friends with Mark. He has got a lot of passion for triathlon and after many years of sponsoring the Garmin team he know wanted to so something in triathlon. The Island House is a newly build boutique hotel and the team will go under its name.

The Island House lineup includes:

– 2014 Ironman World Championship runner-up Ben Hoffman
– Three-time Olympian and four-time worldchampion Tim Don
– Six-time Ironman champion Luke McKenzie
– Standout swimmer now focusing on half-iron distance Barrett Brandon
– Multiple 70.3 champion and former ITU duathlon world champion Leon Griffin
– Ironman champion Trevor Wurtele
– ITU world champion Gwen Jorgensen
– 2012 Ironman and 70.3 world champion Leanda Cave
– Two-time Ironman World Championship podium finisher Rachel Joyce
– Olympic silver medalist and former ITU world champion Lisa Norden
– Multiple Ironman and 70.3 champion Heather Wurtele
– Half iron-distance specialist Lauren Brandon
– New mother and standout runner Beth Gerdes
Read more about the team here

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