Awesome, sweet, fantastic, cool, unbelievable!!Â I did it again!!Â Another win in Florida 70.3, making 3 for 3.Â And that is not all, I scored the course record again, after setting a new one last year.Â It all started on a normal Floridan hot, sweaty spring morning with temperatures expected to hit the 90s and humidity in the 80% range.Â Kona would come in close to similar conditions.
This year the womans field had a few exceptional talents on the start list.Â Sara McClarty, known as a phenominal swimmer and a hot contender on the ITU scene was quick to take the lead in the swim.Â Â Hot on her heels was Amanda Stevens, top ten finisher in the 70.3 World Champs in Clearwater.Â Then came me.Â Not a good day for me on the swim.Â I felt sluggish and thankful to have my Blueseventy Point Zero to help.
I had a 2min deficit going into T1 and I had some serious work to do on the bike.Â So I got right into action.Â Leaving behind Nina Craft and Magli Tassiro, both top 10 finishers in the 2009 70.3 World Champs.Â I knew I could rely on my bike leg and my sweet Pinarello FT3 with its Easton wheels to get me back up to the lead.Â I have consistantly showed my biking to be a strength year.Â By mile 30 I caught Stevens.Â By mile 56, I caught McClarty.