Sarasota Sprint American Champs Race Report (15th)


Another disappointing weekend for me in Sarasota with a 15th place finish.

I swam pretty solid and almost made the first pack but for a couple seconds I didn’t make it. The packs pretty much split not far ahead of me and I missed it. That’s always a big bummer because being in the front pack of just 10-12 guys is a huge advantage.

After riding solo for more than a loop (out of 3) I had to wait for the second pack of at least 15-20 guys. We (again) didn’t work very well due to more than half the group somewhat not wanting to do any work (even though they are out of contention) and we lost about 20 to 30″ to the front pack.

IMG_0320After a swift T2 I ran rather poorly and managed to finish 15th in a pretty solid field on a hot and windy Florida day.

My result would have been very different if I made that front pack but that’s ITU life, things can change drastically for a couple seconds lost putting your helmet on.

So overall very disappointed with my first 2 races of the season, but I’m still building my speed and I will improve without a doubt. There is now time for a solid 5 week training block before St Anthony’s triathlon (April 24th) and the Huatulco World Cup 2 weeks later.

There is hope 🙂

Thank you for the read

Rudy VB