After my win in Hannover ( GER), I flew to Beijing for the Grand Final of the 2011 World Champs.
It was the 4th time in China and previously I had some really poor performances there.
The challenge was to end the 2011 World Champs on a high and therefore close my Chinese nightmare ( I mean on the result side!).
Prior the event, I was feeling great and I spent my days training with my team mate David Hauss and both of us were ready to give a great race.
On the same course as the Olympics, I had a way better day than in 2008, I crossed the line in 5th only 30m from 2nd.
I am really happy that I am now able to race my best on the important days, I really well prepared that race after securing my Olympic Spot and it worked again!... Good feeling even if I would have been happy to get into the podium.
The Brownlee bros dominated today but now I can ear their breath, a challenging winter is ahead of me now!
I am not recovering from a stomach bug in order to be ready for the French National Champs in 10 days. Unfortunately, I won't be able to race in Yokohama...
Huge congratulation to Andrea who won the women race!!!
Full Resuts: Beijing Results
Photos: Courtesy of Delly Carr