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Race Photos By Andre Williams
Race Photos Courtesy of (see name on watermark).
After being cooped up in the desert at Team IE Tri camp in the outskirts of Las Vegas, trip to the ocean was much needed. Here are some pictures of my pre race adventures before ITU La Paz, Mexico, with teammate Robbie Deckard and Team Dad, John Deckard.
(All photos by me.)
I toed the line with some of the highest ranked women in the triathlon world. For instance, Jodi Stimson & Aliene Reid, are two women ranked in the top 10 in 2014 ITU World Triathlon Series. I knew this was going to be a tough race with a quality field. Fortunately, I had a strong swimmer by my side, Summer Cook, and together we charged the swim and came out with nearly a :45 second lead. We held the strong pack off for a lap, but on the second of three laps a group of 6 caught us and tried to attack. We worked together into T2, but these seven girls were well known runners, I knew I had my work cut out for me. I charged the beginning of the run, but my lack of running experience soon left me with an 8th place overall. I was happy to see Summer win, and I personally am proud of my progress thus far. On to the next one.
T H A N K Y O U
Thank you to everyone on the Donut ride August 2nd who helped me stay out of harms way and get me to the hospital as efficiently as possible. I am so grateful to have been with the diverse group that I was riding with. Like I said before, I could not have been with a better group of people. Thank you Shannon for hiding my knee from my sight and bringing me clean comfortable clothes. Thank you dad, well, for being my dad, and I'm sorry for ruining your Birthday.
"If you find a path without obstacles, it probably leads nowhere."
- Albert Einstein
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