INFINIT Coach Ambassador and Husband Take On Kona 2015
 
Written by Marni Sumbal, MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N
Owner of Trimarni Coaching and Nutrition, LLC
 

Karel and I had a dream in 2014 that we would both try to qualify for the 2015 Ironman World Championship at Ironman Wisconsin (2014). We planned out a season of race-cations including St. Croix 70.3 in May, Ironman Austria in June and then Ironman Wisconsin in September and made sure that our training had us peaking with top fitness come IMWI race day. 
 
Race day was tough with so much pressure for us going into the race. We both gave our best effort and raced the best we could, on that day. Karel placed 3rd AG (35-39) in 9:44 and I placed 3rd AG (30-34) in 10:44. We couldn't believe it - we were both going to Kona in 2015!

Here we are, ready to race our first Ironman World Championship together. Back in 2011, Karel watched me race in my 2nd IM Kona and as a cat 1 cyclist, he thought the entire Ironman experience in Kona was amazing (although wasn't quite sold on "racing" for 140.6 miles - especially the 2.4 mile swim). He said if he ever did a triathlon, his big goal would be to eventually qualify for Kona. In 2012, Karel did his first triathlon (a sprint) followed by an Olympic and then a half and by 2013, he completed his first Ironman and by 2014 he was Kona qualified. 

This is my 4th Ironman World Championship and 10th Ironman and it is a special experience for us to share the race course together.

Bib numbers: 
Karel: 1739
Marni: 2129
 
 
From everyone here at INFINIT Nutrition we want to wish the best of luck to Marni and Karel... We will all be rooting you on!