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Welcome to my page. My name is Ahmet Kucukasci. I am an age-group triathlete, swimmer, and runner.

I have been a swimmer since I was 7 years old, and I continued competitive swimming until university. Then I started practicing Muay Thai in 2005. In 2007, I went to Holland as an Erasmus student and lived there for a year. That was the first time I had stopped doing sports in my life. This is one of my biggest regrets. I gained more than 10 kilos in one year. After taking a break for 1.5 years, I returned to my Muay Thai training and practiced it until 2017.

 

In 2014, I decided to do an Ironman, and I thought it was going to be a one-time challenge for me. Therefore, I kept training for triathlon and Muay Thai together. However, I didn’t know that triathlon would be such a great feeling. I have joined 1 sprint, 1 Olympic distance triathlon race, and a half-ironman race in 2015. I finished my first half-ironman race in Turkey. Then, I decided to finish a full Ironman, and I finished my first Ironman 140.6 in Mallorca on September 24th, 2016. As for my second full Ironman, I completed Ironman Maastricht, Limburg, in August 2017. Until that time, I had raced at many local races, open water races, and running races. I was at my peak physique, but I knew that I had to work with a coach from now on. I knew about my capabilities, and I knew that my potential was higher than that. I even saw the podium in one of my open-water swimming races in my age group. I have realized that it is time to stop training for Muay Thai and spend more time on triathlon training. It was also bad for the muscle group.

After I started to work with a coach who is also my friend, we aimed to race at Ironman Copenhagen in August 2019. We had more than a year to train, and I was seeing great improvement in my performance. I even had my first podium finish at the April Joke race (70.3-mile distance race) in Cyprus in 2019. However, the week after the race, I broke my shoulder at a sprint triathlon race in Alanya, where I was also racing for the podium in my age group. It was tough for me, and I had surgery. I had to stop training until September.

All my plans were cancelled, and I lost a lot of endurance and condition during that time. However, I had two more races in November and December: Ironman Turkey 70.3 and Ironman Bahrain 70.3. I had to shift my race from Copenhagen to the Bahrain 70.3. Normally, it is not on my list. Then, in November, I finished Ironman Turkey and Ironman Bahrain 70.3 successfully with 2.5 months of training.

In 2023, I will have finished my first Spartan Beast Race (21km) in Zagreb. It was an unforgettable experience for me. Now my focus is more on pool swimming and running competitions.

​​On this blog, I will share my experience and photos from the races in which I participated.

​ hope you will enjoy it.

 

​Best,

 

Ahmet

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