I obviously overslept so I missed the start of Ironman. Later on the day I went to watch the marathon run with Josh (a master student who joined GNS for a week) and Nahuel, a guy he met at the hostel, it was really cool! People who can swim 4 km, cycle 180 km and then run a marathon, I envy that.
Before we went to see the marathon, we went for a swim at Five Mile Bay. Pretty cold but very clear water and it made for a lovely swim.
So today I actually swam in Lake Taupo, how cool is that!