Photographing Ironman

Getting up at 4:30 a.m. on a sunday? Well, why not. But to be honest, when I got the assignment to follow Natascha Badmann at the Ironman 70.3 in St. Pölten I didn’t exactly know a lot about triathlon. It also was my first time working at a sports event of that scale so it was to be a day of firsts.
The whole adventure started with me getting to St. Pölten, barely in time to pick up my accreditation. There I got told that all motorbike spots were taken and access to certain parts of the course (like the transition area) was restricted to the event’s own photographers. Not the news I hoped to hear but I had to make the best of it. Continue reading