Sunday, April 29, 2007

some fun in Tokyo ...

I had some fun in Tokyo during my 24h Stop. But it is a big city and not easy to find your way if you are in a hurry and just have a little paper with direction.

Have a great day. ALOHA --- Kjell

Saturday, April 28, 2007

... and they are running ...

My hometown is running (including manye friends) today. THE Hamburg Marathon will be today and I miss it again :-(

HAPPY FEET --- Kjell

... I'm leaving Miyako ...

I'm on the road again and start for another two day trip. First I will flight to Tokyo through Okniawa Main-Island. In Tokyo I have an 24h stay and leave on Monday for the long flight to Washington DC. I gonna met some friends in Tokyo and having a business-meeting on monday.
By-By Miyako and hope to see you next year. A special thanks to Julia, Juliane, Berit and Ken - it was so nice meeting you and we had so much fun!
... and of course the raceoffice, Gary and all the fantastic volunteers here on Miyako. This island is realy a little triathlon-crazy (in a good way)!
SEE YOU ALL --- Kjell

Happy feet for the Hamburg Marathon

My favourite Marathon in the beautiful City of Hamburg will be tomorrow. All the best to all my friend who run have fun out there.
Saw this Grafity yesterday on a door of a club:

HAPPY FEET and enjoy the day you worked a long time for!

ALOHA --- Kjell

Friday, April 27, 2007


Today was school-visite number four and I had so much fun. And actually the Miyako Agriculture Highschool a prize for their created waterfiltersystem. A couple of students had the chance to go to Sweden to get the prize. The school is proud about this prize and it is quite a thing for this little island and for the school.
I had coffee with the principal, avery nice man and a Strongman as well! He did the Strongman 12 time, WOW! I just did it once.
To all students, enjoy your weekend;-)
ALOHA --- Kjell

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Team Erdinger Alkoholfrei - WEB

I´m a member of the Team Erdinger Alkoholfrei (non alcoholic beer). Have a look at their new webside.
Miyako is great even the weather isn´t to good. Yesterday I had lots of fun beeing online, relaxing and driving arround.
Have a fun day, I will ...
ALOHA --- Kjell

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Racepics ...

Here are some raceimpressions:

There are a few more from the leading Athlets on the Strongman Webside.

ALOHA --- Kjell

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

you never fail ...

I like this quote and it is for someone, who raced last sunday and isn't happy about the result:
ALOHA --- Kjell
PS: And the main thing is, to learn from your Results you produced even you might have the feeling it wasn't good!

Monday, April 23, 2007

First page ...

I'm realy happy and in a good mod. Relaxing on the beach and just doing nothing can be allot of fun. Have a look at the todays newspaper.
I'm the one (third from the right - standing), where you can see the belly;-)
It was a fun party and afterwards we wanted to do some more party, but the official party was allmost over, when we came. Well so we went to a little bar and had some fun.
Happy day --- Kjell

Sunday, April 22, 2007

SO today is the day, where I/we relax eat lots of good or not so good food. Before having breakfast I did a easy 20 Minute run and some stretching. That is not much fun, but it helps.
The breakfast was sooo much fun. The good feeling because of a great result and having all this wonderfull options of Japanese food. I can`t ask for more right now.]
Later we had the Awards Party and we will se how much more party afterwards?

I love this place ALOHA --- Kjell

8th place ...

I`m realy happy about my result today. Finshed 8th place overall out of 1500 Athlets and my Splits are good. I only missed my goal to run under 3h.
Overall Place - 8
Swimtime - 46:57 for 3k
Biketime - 4:17,67 for 155k
Runtime - 3:07,56 for 42k
Totaltime - 8:17,49h

ALOHA --- Kjell

Saturday, April 21, 2007


Today is raceday and I hope all of you are working on sending me (Number 16) lots of POWER!
I let you now how it went, as soon as I can.
HAPPY RACEDAY and lots of sun (please)
ALOHA --- Kjell

Friday, April 20, 2007

Getting ready ...

After a nice breakfast, I had a easy bikeride with Naomi (Strongman Champion from 2005) and I did a little run on the beach and a easy Splash in the water. The weather is nice and I hope it will be simmular tomorrow.
The bikecheckin was OK and I talked to some friends, before I did my E-Mail session on the slowest computers I have been for years.
So sorry to all, who get late, short or no E-Mail at the moment. I will do my best and mail you all next week!
HAPPY weekend and send me (Number 16) some POWER
ALOHA --- Kjell


Saw this quote on a t-short during the Carbo-Loading party, for the Strongman on Sunday: "Win or lose I`m proud of you for doing your best."
Have a great day!
ALOHA --- Kjell

Thursday, April 19, 2007

More Press ...

We have been in the Press again. Have a look;-)
Aloha --- Kjell

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Another articel about the Highschool visite ...

The Mijako Newspaper wrote another article about us. Because we went to an Highschool here on Mijako Island.
Today was a brutal weather. Some of the raceofficals said, they would have canceled the swim today, because of the waves.
So we hope the best for Sunday. And please heat and lots of SUN!
ALOHA --- Kjell

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Beeing in the local press ...

We have been in the local Press (Mijakojima Newspaper) last friday. Today I got a copy and wanted to post it. I allways think it is fun to be in a articel and unable to read a word!
The race is getting closer and more participants arriving in the Island.
ALOHA --- Kjell

Monday, April 16, 2007

IRONMAN Lotterie ... well

Also die IRONMAN Lotterie ist so eine Sache. Im Grunde geht der Quali-Gedanke des Ironman dabei drauf. Sich für diese Weltmeisterschaft zu qualifizieren ist ja schon ein riesen Ding. Mit dieser Lotterie und den Verkauften "Slots" geht was verloren.
Auf der anderen Seite hat ein Freund von mir es versucht, da er sich schon dreimal qualifiziert hatte und aus Kostengründen es so versucht hat. Und da verstehe ich es auch wieder und würde sagen OK! Klar ist das Ansichtssache, aber für mich hat Hawaii was besonderes und dazu gehört die Quali.
Glückwunsch allen Hawaii-Qualifieren heute in Arizona. Bin gespannt wer es gepackt hat.
ALOHA --- Kjell

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Ironman Arizona and he is doing it again ...

So the Ironman Arizona is today and with a huge group of top guys Petr is doing it again. He will be on the startline for an Ironmandistancerace for the 4th time this year. Have a great and fun day out there and to everyone who is racing - HAVE fun!
My race is in a week and I´m getting nervous and I´m soo ready to race!
Happy training and a fun Livetracknight!
ALOHA --- Kjell

Saturday, April 14, 2007

STRONGMAN, the biggest deal on Mijako ...

Wow I´m impressed. This island is not just beautiful, it seems that the whole island is crazy about sports and specially the Strongman. There are signs all over the island, a stonehouse with signs and infos about the Strongman, at the Cape where the turnarround is. And there are these manhole cover are all over the place. I transformed this on into a stemp.
All the best and a happy taper.
ALOHA --- Kjell

Friday, April 13, 2007

First whole day on Miyako

The first whole day on Miyako was allot of fun. A great early breakfast, a nice easy bikeride, a good solid run, nice lunch, fun swim and a litte beachvolleyball game.
Oh and the weather is nice, but allot coler than on Langkawi:
MIYAKOJIMA (Japan) --- weather! [pic from the Airport in Tokyo with Mr. Tanaka, Dennis and Christian]
ALOHA --- Kjell

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Arrived safe on Miyako ...

We (Dennis, Christian and me) arrived safe and a little tired the Island of Miyako. For me it was a total 2days plus journey. Tomorrow I will start with some easy training.
Sorrf for just a few words, but Im writing from other computer. But Im happy that I got at least the chance to post something.
Have a great day - later more --- ALOHA Kjell

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Back in Japan ... konichi wa

I made it, I´m back in Japan and honestly, not abig deal. It takes just a tone of time. But, OK I´m not there where I have to be. I will be on Miyako Island on the 12th, so tomorrow. Right now I´m at the Narita Airport in Tokyo and getting ready to change the airports, for the Tokyo Haneda Airport.
At the moment all the good memories from my 4 trips to Japan are coming back and I´m in a very good mood.

Cannot wait to meet everyone on Miyako Island.

ALOHA --- Kjell

Monday, April 09, 2007

Leaving Langkawi for Japan ...

It´s time to go ... even or maybe because it is fun. I had to think about all the big (Ironman-week) and small (making friends) things that happened during these 91 days (correct, I´m normaly allot to stay just for 90, but I went to Thailand inbetween;-). Check my Ironman memories in YOUTUBE.
"It may sound absurd…but don’t be naiveEven Heroes have the right to bleedI may be disturbed…but won’t you conceedEven Heroes have the right to dreamIt’s not easy to be me ..."
[thats a part of the song Superman from Five for Fighting] I like this one allot!

[Foto my my friend Emmes - Langkawi - Malaysia April 2007]

I will be on the road for more than 2 days, so my next blog-post might take a while.

ALOHA --- Kjell

Sunday, April 08, 2007


Well I´m getting ready for my next journey, so of course I check the weather. And than I thought, why do not check the weather at all your favourite places. Now you might think he is bored or so, no I just need something beside packing, training, eating and to much thinking. And this is fun:
  • MIYAKOJIMA (Japan) --- weather cloudy to rainy / little wind 19-24C
  • KAILUA KONA HAWAII (USA) --- weather cloudy / little wind 27C
  • LANGKAWI (MALAYSIA) --- weather mostly sunny / little wind 27-31C
  • FUKUE (JAPAN) --- weather cloudy / windy 13-15C
  • WASHINGTON (USA) --- weather clear / 3C (no - to cold!)
  • HAMBURG (GERMANY) --- weather cloudy to rainy / little wind 8-10C (no - to cold!)
  • JEJU (KOREA) --- weather sunny / little wind 10-18C

I think thats enough and at the moment it looks that I made the right decision, with my location.

ALOHA --- Kjell

Saturday, April 07, 2007


The waterfestival is still a big deal here on Langkawi. And it is fun to watch. OK, I do not have much time beside training and getting ready for my next journey. But here are some sandart impressions:


Friday, April 06, 2007


You realy need to check my new webside [IRONHAMBURGER]!
Thanks to "dieCREATIVEN" you did a great job!
ALOHA --- Kjell

3rd place in the Island to Island swim ...

I did a fun race this moring here in Pantai Cenang. There are plenty of things to do, but the swimrace was the only thing that fit in my trainingschedule a little. And of course it is not do dangerous to do. Have a look at some more info:!
Oh by the way I placed 3rd out of a little more than 20 guys. Funny feeling to have a "good" swim-result.
And the other thing is, check out my new webside and other BLOG: IronHamburger! I don´t know yet, what to do with both blogs.
ALOHA --- Kjell

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Ironman in the web ...

Before getting on my bike today, I surfed a little bit and found two fun things.
First the Interview with Faris Al-Sultan (sorry in German): "Wer aufgibt, wird weich im Kopf"
... and this trailer about my next Ironman-race: Ironman Coeur d'Alene 2006 Highlights

A happy trainingday and there are just a few days left, before I leave Langkawi for Japan.
ALOHA --- Kjell

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Brutal ... ?

Well, last night I made this pic in our kitchen:

... and I thought, that is brutal. But beeing cannibal is quite normal in the world of creatures. I googled cannibal and got 7.810.000 hits. And in Wikipedia, I found this articel.

And what? I´m as an Ironman athlet, try to kill myself everday in training. I guess thats the thought people have, if they see what I/we do everyday. Believe me, sometimes it is fun and seeing the finishline - WOW. It is worth all the hard - hard work you have to put in.

Happy training - ALOHA --- Kjell

Monday, April 02, 2007

Ironman distances, on the 1st. of April ...

I like this articel, that is posted on! Well the postingday is the 01. of April ;-)
You should have a look: Ironmanlife: Ironman distances!

Have fun and happy training.
ALOHA --- Kjell

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Family from Japan ...

I just received this wonderfull mail from my homestay family in Japan:
"Hello, Kjell!
This did not have the damage of an earthquake. Thank you for worrying. By the way, you do not seem to participate in a Goto meet of this year. I am very sorry that I cannot meet. Both Hiromi and Junsai & Kyoco wanted to meet you. Please do its best as Kjell, a professional. And please come to Goto if, in addition, there is an opportunity. I welcome you anytime. Then good luck! Taizo"

Hava wonderfull time - all the best --- Kjell