Karen Smith has won her Age Group competing in the Ironman Santa Rosa in Sonoma County in Northern California.
Smith clocked an overall time of 10:47:36 finishing 154th overall out of 1,581 competitors, she was the 12the female to cross the line, but it was in the Women’s 50 – 54 Age Group that saw Smith finish on top of the podium.
The event started with a 2.4-mile, 2-lap swim in Lake Sonoma that saw smith clock a time of 1:04:44.
Smith then clocked a time of 5:53:58 during the 112-mile, 2-loop bicycle ride through the Alexander, Russian River and Dry Creek Valleys.
The last portion of the triathlon was a 26.2-mile, 3-loop run along the Santa Rosa Creek Trail between Fulton Road west of Santa Rosa and Courthouse Square in downtown Santa Rosa that saw Smith compete in a time of 3:39:21.
Saturday, May 04, 2019
Hawley Finishes 6th in Aquabike World Championships
Julia Hawley has finished 6th in the 2019 Pontevedra ITU Aquabike World Championships 55-59 Female Age Group.
Hawley clocked an overall time of 4:50:00.
Hawley clocked a time of 35:15 during the 1.5K Swim, the Swim course was reduced due to the water temperature, to ensure the safety of all the athletes.
Hawley would then clock a time of 4:08:04 on the 110km Bike Course.
Hawley posted on social Media, “6th in my Age Group at Aquabike World Championships! I couldn’t be happier as my last World Championships was Kona 2013! Loved getting prepared for this race (thanks to my training partner @kd0528 !). Great few days being part of ITU mentoring program (with USA), meeting the inspiring Kenyan athletes.”
This result was special for the Hawley family who had daughter Erica finish 3rd in the Pan American Triathlon Under 23 Championships on Friday in Mexico.
Friday, May 03, 2019
Hawley & Smith Win Bronze Medals in Mexico
Bermuda’s Erica Hawley and Tyler Smith both captured Under 23 Bronze Medals at the Pan American Championships while competing in the 2019 Monterrey CAMTRI Triathlon American Championships in Mexico.
Hawley was clocked across the line in a time of 2:02.55 to finish the Elite Women’s Division in 15th place.
Hawley came out of the water in a time of 20.34, before clocking 1:01.22 on the Bike Course, before closing out with a time of 39.52 on the Run Course.
Smith accomplished his goal of a top 10 finish when he finished the Elite Men’s race in 10th place crossing the line in a time of 1:46.14.
Smith completed the Swim in a time of 18.20, he would then clock a time of 54.17 on the Bike Course before closing out with a time of 32.43 on the Run Course.
Thursday, May 02, 2019
Smith Ready for Monterrey CAMTRI Triathlon
Tyler Smith will line up for the 2019 Monterrey CAMTRI Triathlon American Championships which will take place in Monterrey, Mexico.
Smith who had a strong result in his first competition of 2019 will be looking for that form to continue when he goes up against some of the Regions best.
Smith told www.islandstats.com, “I have been work on acclimatizing to the expected heat conditions, by concentrating on training in a heat chamber.”
“I recently ran a Personal Best in a 10K race so I feel I am in the right place for this event,” concluded Smith.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Bermuda's ITU World Triathlon Round Up
Dorien Coninx Celebrates
For the second year in a row, Bermuda is proving the perfect race for getting first ever World Triathlon Series victories.
Last year it was a Norwegian, Casper Stornes, who surprised everyone by claiming the title, a honor that this time was for Frenchman Dorien Coninx, surprising all to claim his first ever World Triathlon Series, with a legend of the sport like Javier Gomez Noya claiming silver and the Norwegian Gustav Iden repeating the third place that he got 12 months ago.
“I am really happy”, said a delighted Coninx after crossing the finish line. “Especially because after Abu Dhabi I was a bit disappointed, and when you start the season so badly is very hard to get over it. But I did, and during the race I was just thinking on enjoying it”, he explained.
Meanwhile American Katie Zaferes arrived in Bermuda wearing the golden number 1 reserved for the Series leader, and she proved that she is determined to get the world title this season by producing an impressive performance that saw her dominating the field in the MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda from beginning to end. Behind her in the finish line were British Jessica Learmonth and Canadian Joanna Brown, claiming the first ever WTS podium of her career.
“I am very happy that I had a better swim than last year”, said Zaferes after crossing the finish line. “Inspired by Flora on her race last race, I just wanted to commit in the first few laps. We just kept pushing in the ten laps, which put us in a great position for the run”, she explained.