Oceanside 70.3 - USA
Daniela raced Oceanside 70.3 for the first time, taking control early on the bike. With the days fastest bike by over 6 minutes, a controlled run saw her take the title in emphatic style. Well done bird. She will now stay in the USA to prepare for Ironman Texas.
Photo Credit: Talbot Cox
Gold Coast Sprint Triathlon Oceanic Cup - Australia
Kelly-Ann raced in the OTU Sprint Distance race on the Gold Coast, which was also the Australian Sprint Distance Championships, and Luke Harrop Memorial race. In the lead group out of the swim, the bike packs all joined together before the run. Running shoulder to shoulder for the first 4km, Kelly-Ann pulled away to claim her first national title. Well deserved.
Gaspar and Andrea both raced and were in a similar scenario on the bike with a large group all together. In the run they moved up to 9th and 10th.
Yungaburra Triathlon - Australia
Sarah raced close to home in the Yungaburra Olympic Distance on the Atherton Tablelands near Cairns. With some work to do after the swim, Sarah’s excellent bike and run combination saw her take 1st place. Well done Sarah. We continue to build for Ironman Cairns over the coming months.
Ironman South Africa
At Ironman South Africa Matt and James were well down at the end of the shortened swim. They worked hard on the bike, and run but both struggled to make an impression on the solid field. They closed out their day with 8th and 15th.
Federica had a good day finishing a creditable 8th kicking off her 2019 season with a full Ironman distance race. Quick turnaround now as she lines up next weekend for the first race of the Spirit Tri Series in Mallorca!
Shannon had a short preparation for Ironman South Africa due to a season ending crash in December. Shannon showed courage to give it everything, and earned a hard fought 6th place in her category on a day with solid conditions. Well done Shannon.
Tridash - Thailand
Nini returned to the local Tri Dash sprint series, earning a hotly contested second place. Well done Nini.