The Team heads back to St. George and Kelsey shines in Australia
Most of the action this weekend came from our triathletes who had some pretty outstanding results around the world.
Kelsey Withrow was in Australia for Ironman Port Macquarie where she showed off her hidden talent of running super fast at the end of an Ironman. She grabbed the fastest run split of the day and landed on the podium in 3rd place, only 7 minutes out of first place and roughly two minutes down from two-time Ironman Kona runner-up , Caroline Steffen.
Many of our athletes returned to St George, UT, the site of our team training camp just a few months ago, to tackle one of the hardest Ironman 70.3’s in the world.
Our top finish went to Sam Long who was seriously out for blood after dealing with an unfortunate outcome at Ironman 70.3 Oceanside a few weeks back. Boy did he show up on Saturday! Sam clinched 5th place overall male pro in a race that included many Ironman Champions.
Possibly our favorite result of the weekend goes to the father/son duo of Tim Hola who won the M45-49 age group and his father Ken who also won his age group and became the oldest finisher (75 years old) of the day.
Other results from Ironman 70.3 St George from our athletes:
Eliot Scymanski - 1st M25-29 and 1st place age grouper overall (qualified for pro card)
Kinsey Laine - 18th Pro Female
Kelly Lambert - 4th F35-39
Sara Barber - 2nd F40-44
Over in Spain, Felicity Joyce represented the USA at the ITU Long Course Aqua Bike World Championships. She finishing 2nd in her age group with a time good enough for 2nd place age group finisher overall!
Austin native, David Fuentes took on the Sunshine Run 10K in Austin, TX where he took 2nd place and had a 10K PR of 29:47!
Ellen Hart has taken some time off from her sport of triathlon to mend a few injuries, but that doesn’t mean she can’t compete elsewhere! Ellen took on the Moab Grand Fondo over the weekend and found herself on the overall podium! There is clearly no stopping Ellen Hart.