Mariana Andrade winning Powerman Brazil this weekend.
While we are now well and truly into the countdown for Kona, the team continue to impress from around the globe.
This weekend saw Ritchie (Nicholls) and Eimear (Mullan) racing IM Mallorca. Very impressed with Ritchie, who off the back of no Ironman training toed the start line and did a remarkable job just to finish. To finish Top 5 was a super effort. After completing the half marathon in 78 minutes he blew up at the 25km mark, but held it together for a 2:48 marathon (race best split).
Unfortunately for Eimear she arrived in T1 to a puncture. The time needed to find a mechanic to fix it put her out of contention and she used the cycle as a training day. She’ll reload and fire again shortly.
Race Recap from Coach Susie Langley:
In very wet conditions Mariana had a super bike leg where she took the lead and then ran strongly for the last 10km for the win.
After the race Mariana made special mention of her time training in St.Moritz over the Summer as a catalyst for her greatly improved cycling.
“Eu sempre tive o ciclismo como meu ponto forte, mas ano passado e no começo desta temporada eu não estava conseguindo encaixar um bom pedal. Em junho e julho, passei um mês treinando em St Moritz e parece que reencontrei meu pedal nos Alpes Suíços.” Mariana Andrade
Special mention to one of our regular Trisutto.com campers in St.Moritz, Ferdinand Rust. Having completed his first triathlon just 15 months ago, Ferdi represented Germany at the 2015 Sardegna ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in Italy. Great to see Ferdi finished the course strongly and a big congratulations on his first World Championship finish.
Race Recap from Coach Lisbeth Kristensen:
Melanie did SO well yesterday, but unfortunately so did the 4 girls in front of her which meant no slot for Hawaii but massive improvements were made. Melanie got a lot of confidence from doing the race. PBs in all three legs!
Here’s what she thought:
Yet another great day and great race at Ironman Mallorca! Personal bests in all 3 legs! In the swim not even a little detour of about 200m kept me from swimming a pace that I have barely even done in half distance races so far! Seems that recent adjustments in my swim are starting to pay off 🙂 On the bike I was able to go strong on the first 90km and still go quite fast on the hilly second half and done was my second pb of the day. And on the run I was going really fast and consistent on the first half, but had to slow down a bit due to a cough/cold I got in the lead up to the race that made breathing harder by the minute! But still, a pb on the run as well, so I had all the reason to be happy about my race. 10:30h and 45 minutes faster than 2 months ago in Zurich on a quite similar course! Really happy!!!
Huge thanks to Lisbeth, who coached me to reaching new heights in almost every race this year!!!
Race Recap from Coach Perry Agass:
This weekend Tom Casey raced the Eirias Half Distance Triathlon in the UK.
This was Tom’s longest distance race to date. Two years ago Tom couldn’t swim and he was not so fit for running or cycling either, but Tom has changed his life around. He has got fit, lost weight, learnt to swim and is aiming for an Ironman. Congratulations on this amazing journey you are on Tom, keep up this great work! Congratulations on another great achievement this weekend.
Race Recap from Coach Robbie Haywood:
As the northern hemisphere race season draws to a conclusion, two of my athletes gave their all.
Jason Ramdeen was on the podium with a 4th place in his category and 16th overall at 70.3 Augusta. Jason also had the fastest run of his category today. A simple race strategy – go after the swim, moderate medium mad on the bike, then hunt down the weaker animals on the run! Well done also to Jason’s wife Efua on another successful race, with young son Blaze cheering from the sidelines.
In Chattanooga, a gutsy race from Neil Scholes at Ironman Chattanooga, who was right in the mix after the swim and bike; but struggled with the humidity on the run. Proud of Neil to stick it out for another finish, but there is work still to do on race fuelling and hydration in warm weather races.
Congratulations to all our athletes competing this weekend.
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