I've been meaning to post something about a couple of our own Triatomics members who have "ventured farther into the food chain" and laid it out on the line in some of the biggest races in the world.
First off, our own Liz Miller went big at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Henderson, NV. For those of you who don't know about this race, it is a very hard course (just click on that link and the picture of the competitors on the bike says it all). Just finishing it is tough. Liz had an awesome time of 5:39 on that course, which is fantastic.
Her age group (F30-34) was incredibly competitive; the most competitive women's age group, in fact. The gal who won that AG placed 1st overall for the women age groupers, and 11th overall, including the pros (ahead of such pros as Leanda Cave, etc.). The next age grouper was over 12 minutes back!
Anyway, great job to Liz!
|Laurie on the podium. Click photo to see it larger.|
Does this mean that Dr. Goddard will be going to the World Championship in Maui???
Here's to Liz and Laurie! You two represented us well and we're proud of you!
Also, many of you may not have seen/heard, but we hosted another pro triathlete in early September for his final training block in preparation for Ironman Lake Tahoe. His name is Kirill Kotsegarov, and he's from Estonia. A big congratulations to him for his 4th overall at Ironman Lake Tahoe.
He loved training here and will likely be back. He may come back and train with Viktor for perhaps one last end-o-season Ironman. We'll see.
Again, WAY TO GO Liz and Laurie!