After a very rainy September, the beautiful Isle Cozumel turned on perfect race conditions. The race itself certainly lived up to pre race expectations, with fast racing. Our team did themselves proud. For some a pre Kona hit out, for others a local race on our home turf.
Our pro girls, caught the boys in the swim after starting one minute behind them. Nice work ladies, and good reading of the local currents by The Doc.
James was victorious on the day, running Bozzone and Chrabot into the ground. Ritchie ran a race best run split finishing 4th, Dan a solid 8th boding well for Kona, and Andres in 12th rebuilding after a summer of running.
In the ladies Jodie was first teamTBB athlete home in 4th, Celine in 5th, and Ruth in 8th.
Thank you to Cozumel, Quintana Roo state, and our additional team sponsors.
Cozumel 70.3 was a great race for me. It was a Kona test, but with the tough field I was forced to really push the bike and to run to the limit to get the win. But that is probably just what I needed. And the body has adapted well to the heat and humidity too. Really happy to win on 'home soil' too and be able to reward the team sponsor Cozumel in this way!
I wasn't lucky today out there racing. I had a flat about half way of the bike course. Lost some very valuable minutes there, and then had to finish the bike with half the air in my wheel. That was really hard to push and really destroyed my legs for the run. However, I'm happy the way I started, had a great swim and I was going and feeling really well on the first half of the bike. But we keep working!! Things happen!" And my result: 8th place Thanks!!
Ironman Lake Tahoe
Cold, wet conditions were in play at this inaugural Ironman race. Our own Dan McIntosh did himself and us proud, stepping up and finishing 7th on the day with the 2nd fastest run split.
Finishing in 7th place with the 2nd fastest marathon is validation that taking a risk on myself and just going for it is better than over thinking and hesitating.