Hardest day I've ever had on a 70.3, but I finished IM 70.3 Worlds!!! ❤️ It felt like everything that could go wrong, did go wrong and multiple times thought I was going to DNF but happy I pushed through. 7th time completing the St. George 70.3 & this course threw all that it had at us.
The lightning storm came in when I was 3 buoys away from the swim finish, I have never been so scared in a swim in my life. I was already nervous without the buoyancy of the wetsuit. Felt good and did the first .6 miles in 21 minutes, but when the storm rolled in it took me 34 minutes to get to the end. I'll give more details on the swim soon. As I got out of the water the boat was dropping off the swimmers they pulled from the water. Wind had blown down all the fences and buoys where no longer in their proper spots. I'll give more details on another post.
Got out on the bike and felt great, averages 19mph until the bottom of snow canyon where I flatted at mile 43. Changed that tube and made it up snow canyon and halfway down the decent until I flatted again at mile 53.5- had to wait 45 mins for bike tech because I used all my supplies. So frustrated only being 2 miles away from T2, but the volunteers got me to T2 before I flatted again on transition.
Run was tough, I got there when it was no longer overcast and raining so I got Sunny, Hot & Windy. It was like the morning storm had never happened. I had some GI distress on the run which slowed me down quite a bit. Lucky I found @trirun_twinmom with 5 miles to go and she distracted me and helped me get to the finish line. ❤️ She is a true friend and so lucky to have her.
So happy to finish, and congrats to everybody out there. That WAS A DAY, and was not easy for anybody. St. George never lets you down with a new surprise.
📸 Thank you @ekonomi4 for such a cool finish photo.
The #IM703WC race in St. George, Utah delivered all kinds of drama: A storm that blew in, two defending champions, and an Olympic gold medalist finishing despite a mechanical knocking him out of contention.
Relive the moments that came out of yesterday’s incredible performances at our full gallery at the #linkinbio .
8 hours ago
4eme au Triathlon Sprint de Cap D'ail ! (1er de catégorie). J'aurai bien aimé accrocher un podium scratch quand même ! Mais devant c'était trop costaud. La bagarre du jour a été entre la 4eme et 5eme place pour moi !
- 🏊♂️ Natation difficile vagues+vent+méduses
- 😴 une transition cata qui me fait sûrement rater la bagarre pour le podium scratch !
- 🚴 Vélo Ras, content pour un parcours de grosses cuisses
- 🏃♂️course à pied, toujours pas revenu au niveau que je souhaite. Encore de la patience.
Bref il faisait Beau, et c'était une belle matinée ! ☀️
Bon dimanche les amis.
Crossing this finish line felt like the end of a chapter and the start of a new one.
I’m 2017 I was in hospital with a disc so herniated I was paralyzed for two days. After years of triathlons, capoeira and peak fitness, I was broken.
The next two years were the hardest of my life. I lost everything I had valued. I had to start my life over and commit to refinding the joy I had lost along the way. And I did.
Finishing this race I felt like an athlete again. I just focused on having fun and I laughed my whole way through it! Grateful to be back at it!