Monday, September 10, 2012

Big weekend at the races for M2 athletes!

M2 athletes were across the west taking on Big Kahuna and Vegas for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship.  Congratulations to everyone as we can see some great improvements for everyone.   Some notable finishes needs some attention and praise as these athletes have been putting in big efforts all year coming back from injuries, or just having a break-out season.

Big Kahuna - Santa Cruz, CA

Virgilio Pigliucci - 4:21:49 1st AG and the fastest run in his AG too!
Nick Giometti - 4:37:30 2nd AG, only losing out on the win by 24 seconds
Megan Lewis - 5:46:06 4th AG with her best race of the season
Lauren Skinner - 6:10:36 9th AG Great swim bike combo for the day
Illeana Figueroa - 5:39:25 6th AG Improving in all 3 legs from Wildflower earlier in the year
Amanda Schoenberg - 6:28:19 Taking the big leap into the Long Distance races
Deirdre Geary - 7:04:13 Improving on her Vineman 70.3 result from July

Rounding out the weekend, Mike Vulanich was taking on the world, and the heat, in Vegas for Ironman 70.3 World Championship.  This race, with a non-wetsuit swim, bike course that rivals Wildflower, and temperatures hovering at 100 degrees lead to a brutal day that Mike took on and prospered in.

With a stellar 4:43:47, Mike landed 15th in his Age Group, and well into the top 100 Amateurs for the day.