Gigathlon 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010:
- Check-in

Saturday, July 10, 2010:
- Inline: 39km (350m climb) - MARKUS
- Mountainbike: 46km (1,300m) - MARKUS
- Cycling: 64km (1,280m) - HILLY
- Swimming: 3km - HILLY
- Cycling: 37km (400m) - HILLY
- Running: 31km (960m) - MARKUS

Sunday, July 11, 2010:
- Swimming: 3km - HILLY
- Inline: 29km (280m) - MARKUS
- Cycling: 128km (1,900m) - HILLY
- Mountainbike: 47km (800m) - MARKUS
- Running: 19km (300m) - MARKUS
228 Couples finished. A total of 45 Couples did not finish at all or not within the time allowance. Thanks to Hilly finished 143. My performance was more around 190. While my times comparatively were not among the top ones, I was very pleased with my performance given the fact that I had only really 1 month to properly train. Also I could have more easily put up with cold than the boiling heat of 35 Centigrade.
Friday, July 9, 2010
Check-in of the Mountainbike and road cycling bikes in Langnau (the first changing zone). There were 1,500 top class mountainbikes and 1,500 top class road cycling bikes in Langnau over night
Signing of athlete's declaration
Starting the check-in procedure
After check-in
Setting-up camp (the car park was quite a way from the camp, hence, one was already tired before the race started)
The camp as seen from the air, forming the name Thun (the host city's name)
The Gigathlon village (food, repair shops, trade fair, etc.)
Opening ceremony and last informations
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Getting up at 3.30am
Urs, my brother taking off as supporter to catch the 4:25am train to Langnau
Inline skating from Thun to Langanau (still wearing the head-torch from the 5am start)
Supporters waiting in the changing zone Langnau for the Inliner-Skaters to arrive
First skaters arriving to change to Mountainbiking
En route Mountainbiking
Hilly fighting on the cycling leg
Changing zone Interlaken from Cycling to Running. The airfield boiling with heat.
Runners taking over from the cyclists
A heavy thunderstorm over the running course
On the running course, pre thunderstorm
On the running course after a prolongued, intense thunderstorm with continued hailstorms and inches of water flowing on the paths
Coming home for the first day
Sunday, July 11, 2010
A splendid sunrise compensates the shocks of the thunderstorm
The Bernese high-alps with world famous UNESCO mountains Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau guarding the camp
Inline-Skating after taking over from Hilly who did the starting swimming leg
Hilly cycling
Changing zone Zweisimmen (change from cycling to mountainbiking)
Hilly and my brother riding back from the changing zone Zweisimmen
Mountainbiking downhill after some heavy uphills in the boiling sun (one climb was 350m over 3km at 2pm on South-West facing hillside)
On the final running leg
Urs, Hilly's husband, who was my supporter for the running leg.
Coming home on Sunday in Thun
handing back the timing chip
Hilly and Markus with some of their more expensive carbon equipment
Final team picture of athletes and supporters after the successful adventure.
  I am looking forward to next year's event. Can't wait until the details are out on