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p a n S n p ' i R Special edition 201 1

Rip' n Snap Editor M.Wengler Contact Surf Blog Fly fishing Blog

Welcome to this special edition of Rip’n Snap, which normally is a surf related e-mag, but when a

special triathlon event like the Challenge Copenhagen comes to town, I simply had to check it out. Since I never tried to shoot such an event before, I had to change my photographic approach completely from the surf scene, which normally is quite far away from where I am located as a photographer, so it was a new and very different challenge for me a well. I got in contact with Brian Martin who is responsible for the press at the Challenge Copenhagen event. He kindly supplied me with a press card which made it possible for me to really “get behind the curtains” of this unique world of extreme athletes. It became a fantastic experience for me and I must say that after spending a whole day following these “iron men and women” my respect has grown to a level beyond everything I ever experienced before. What these athletes go through just to be able to complete a Triathlon event like this one, is absolutely amazing and shows a very unique mental and physical strength, which of course has my deepest respect. In this special edition of Rip’n Snap I have therefore tried to create a “photo journey” by showing a lot of small “glimpse of moments” as I experienced them through out the whole day. Moments of concentration, expectations, pain, happiness, despair and of course pure joy. I hope you will enjoy this “photo journey” as much as I enjoyed making it...... M. Wengler. Rip’n Snap

Photo & Editing All photos are shot by M.Wengler and all photo editing and graphic work is done by my daughter Marie Wengler website :

challenge Copenhagen

swimming 3.8 km biking 180 km marathon 42,195 km

swimming 3.8

226 km all togeether - 2120 participants

50% debutants - 31% foreign participants - 14% women

There are 3 types of people in this world: Those who make things happen... Those who watch things happen and Those who wonder what happened...

biking 180

An average Iron man competitor burns 1000 calories pr. hour, compared to the normal 2500 pr. day. That would equal up to 24 Big Mac’s or 130 bananas during a Triathlon event.

maraton 42.195

“Between you and every goal that you wish to achieve, there is a series of obstacles, and the bigger the goal, the bigger the obstacles. Your decision to be, have and do something out of the ordinary entails facing difficulties and challenges that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else...�

Over 100,000 spectators followed the athlete’s along the whole event

Tim Berkel: 8:11:15 - svimming: 48:24, - biking: 4:33:18 - marathon: 2:46:16

Jimmy Johnsen: 8:11:50 - swimming: 47:40 - biking 4:36:55 - marathon: 2:44:02

Dejan Patrcevic: 8:12:18 - swimming: 49:32 - biking 4:34:47 - marathon: 2:44:00

Rebekah Keat: 8:52:42 - swimming: 49:33 - biking

4:54:41 - marathon: 3:05:022

Everything is possible - just go for it!!

Rip' n Snap Editor M.Wengler Contact Surf Blog Fly fishing Blog

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Challenge Copenhagen 2011  

A photo journey from the Ironman event "Challenge Copenhagen 2011"

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