Yesterday on the same day of the Bermuda Triathlon Association’s Olympic Distance National Championships, albeit too late to be copied, www.islandstats.com reported Erica Hawley competed in Mexico.
Hawley raced in the World Cup in Huatulco, Mexico and finished 18th.
Today we bring you comments that Hawley, “This was a great result for me and I am really pleased with how the race went. I was racing as part of the International Triathlon Union Team Asics Development Program which provides racing opportunities at various world cups this year.”
Hawley continued, “This has been an amazing opportunity for me as I was travelling alone and without my coach and they provided me with endless support.”
“I came out of the water in 9th place just 10 seconds behind the first 8. Our “chase” pack quickly caught on to the leaders and we were a big pack of 20+ for the rest of the bike. I had a pretty decent run but did suffer on the 2nd lap of the run due to the heat,” continued Hawley.
Hawley concluded, “The course was quite tough with a small hill on the bike and the run and of course it was very hot in Mexico. This was a great start to the rest of my racing for the year and I am very happy with my progress from the last World Cup I did in March. This is only my second World Cup so I couldn't be happier with how the race went for me today. I gained ITU points and Olympic points which was the goals. Still lots to work on but progression being made.”