Richard and Chris Conquer the Hills at IMLP
After years of racing shorter distances, Richard Hostler and Chris Veilleux both recorded their first Ironman finishes at Lake Placid. Weather on race day was just about perfect, with overcast skies, a little bit of rain to start the bike, and temperatures that topped out in the mid 70s. Both Richard and Chris took advantage of the conditions to chalk up sub-12:00 debuts, finishing in 11:45 and 11:55 respectively.
Top-10 Age Group Finish for Liz
The club was also represented in Lake Placid by Liz Hall, who overcame a mid-marathon bonk to record the fastest NEMS time of the day at 11:29. This was her 3rd Ironman finish, but first since 2001. Liz beat her younger-self’s PR by over an hour and earned herself a 9th-place AG finish to cap off an awesome day.
Zuzka Goes Fast at Ironman Switzerland
Meanwhile across the Atlantic, Zuzka Trnovcova made her Ironman debut in Zurich, Switzerland. Zuzka made up for a non-wetsuit swim (water temp was in the high 70s) with a super-fast bike split and quick transitions. She then battled her way through temperatures in the 90s and stomach issues on the run to finish her first 140.6 in 11:48—good enough for 6th place in her age group.
Great job, team! We look forward to adding more new Ironman in the weeks to come.