3rd place for Corinne Abraham at Ironman 70.3 Austin.
Corinne Abraham’s effort in Ironman 70.3 Austin was just a statement of who she is and what she stands for. 8 weeks ago she was laid up in hospital having surgery to remove a rogue cyst.
She was given no training of any kind to make sure any follow up infection didn’t take hold. So to be back so soon and running into a podium position in itself was an excellent effort. What makes it an astonishing effort is that is she is only just back into any running at all – before this problem she had to have 6-weeks of no running while recovering from a separate injury.
I would like to say I’m rarely shocked, but her effort this week really did catch me by surprise. We were using it to gain some fitness before making a decision on a late season Ironman. Decision is made. Ironman Cozumel here we come. Well done on a totally impressive performance.
Race Recap with Coach Susie Langley:
A big weekend of racing for my athletes, with great results coming in from all corners of the globe!
Another win for Kim Kilgroe as she continues to hone her speed, this time against a large collegiate showing at the IronBruin Classic held at UCLA in California. Congrats Kim, who I am sure enjoyed taking a day out from her very busy Swim Stimulus Program!
Mariana Andrade biked herself to another overall win at home in the FETRISC Sprint Event in Florianopolis. Mariana has been on a roll since returning from St.Moritz camp in July and has one more big race to nail for the year in 2 weeks time.
Sergio Silva had his first hit out as a Trisutto.com athlete and was able to Swim, Bike and Salsa his way to a Personal Best over the 70.3 distance in Austin, Texas. Whilst attending the Jeju Trisutto camp in Sept, Brett was able to give Sergio’s run technique the once over and strongly recommended adopting a style that was natural to his Mexican roots – Salsa! Now running much more relaxed and with a rhythm he can maintain, Sergio stormed home in Austin with a negative run split and a huge smile on his face!
The weekend also saw a nice win for Jane Loughnan in a 20km Uphill Bike Time Trial race at the Wellington Masters Club event in New Zealand. ‘Windy Wellington’ lived up to its nickname with gale force winds the whole way – the type of conditions Jane takes in her stride 😉
Finally I was very happy to see Mirjam Weerd compete and complete a local 10km cross country event in the Netherlands. First run back is always a bit of a shock to the system… Welcome back to the races Mirjam! Onwards and upwards 🙂
Race Recap with Coach Bella Bayliss:
On Saturday here on our doorstep in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote we had a great opportunity for the kids and ladies to race. The race was called TriWomen Santa Rosa. The race was to raise money for breast cancer and domestic violence.
There were 3 distances, a short distance off road triathlon for the younger kids, a slightly longer distance triathlon for the older kids and for first time lady triathletes as well as lady teams. Finally we had a 750m swim, 11km mountain bike, 5km run for the ladies who have raced triathlon before.
It was a beautiful day and TriActiv were out in force dominating in all categories. It was Sienna, Leila and Alejandro’s first triathlon and they overcame their nerves and completed the race with no problems.
Alfonso, Jorge, Harry, Mia, Achen, Tiffany, Marcos, Adrián all raced strong, with Leila, Harry, Mia and Marcos winning their age categories.
Tiffany, Adrian and Jack all 2nd in their categories.
Sienna, Jorge, Achen and Alejandro 3rd in their categories.
Jorge and Jack both 2nd in their categories, and Sienna and Alejandro 3rd in their categories.
I even came out of retirement after 2 years! It was a really fun fast blast. I managed to stay ahead of the ever improving Lucy Biddlestone who came 2nd.
A great morning out, doing what triathlon is all about, a fun social morning and a good fitness challenge.
Race Recap with Coach Lisbeth Kristensen:
Maurice Inzirillo raced IM Fortaleza in Brazil yesterday and won his age group qualifying for Hawaii!! The original plan was to qualify for Hawaii in 2015, but bad luck and nutrition put a stop for this in South Africa. Then unfortunately an injury very close to IM Switzerland put a stop to him qualifying there too. Therefore I suggested a late IM this year to qualify for next year, to avoid a lot of stress! Maurice found IM Fortaleza.
He did an amazing job! He survived a swim that he was quite anxious about with a lot of waves and very bad sighting and come out in just under 1.30. He got on the bike and I think that that was in pretty tough conditions too! Very windy!! He rode 5:35 and was 2nd off the bike, 20 minutes off the leader! He then did a stunning job on the run, in very hot and humid conditions and he ran a 3.41! This gave him the win!
The second and third fastest guys on the run ran 4.11 and 4.12, but Maurice did set a PB on the half marathon on a tough course only 2 weeks ago!
I’m so happy for him. A real nice guy in our sport!
Race Recap with Coach Robbie Haywood:
Congratulations to Jason Richter on his 2nd place overall at the PAL Half Marathon in Florida. Turned out to be a hot day with many dropping by the wayside, so not a day for PR’s but great training 🙂
Larry Thompson earned a super second place in his category at Austin 70.3. A dogged determined individual, Larry has patiently worked around an injury for the last two years, and was rewarded today with a consistent race across swim, bike and run.
He qualified and accepted his spot for the Ironman 70.3 Worlds in Mooloolaba next year. Congratulations.
Doing something a little different today, Sandy Benz raced in a masters 400m swim meet, with a second place in her category. Well done Sandy.
Congratulations to all our athletes competing this weekend.
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