On a pleasant morning in Chattanooga, Tennessee, triathletes from around the world woke up to perfect racing conditions to take on the Ironman 70.3 World Championships. In the pro women’s division, Felt athlete Daniela Ryf continued her run as the most dominant competitor in the sport with a monumental win at the iconic event. On a fast racecourse, Ryf took command of the race on the bike leg aboard her Felt IA race bike, putting in the fastest split of the day by over five minutes ahead of the second-fastest competitor. Ryf rode away from the field and continued her assault during the run portion, eventually finishing in a total time of 4:11:59, over six minutes ahead of the second place competitor. This is Ryf’s third Ironman 70.3 world championship in four years. Now she will set her sights on capturing her third consecutive full-distance Kona World Championship in October.
TWENTY20 Pro Cycling has announced the signing of Simone Boilard, who will make her professional debut in 2019. Boilard is a rising talents, and has made the steady climb through the junior ranks, closing out her junior racing with a bronze medal in the junior women’s road race at the UCI Road World Championships.
Josh Amberger shocked the world last year when he emerged first out of the water during the 2017 Kona World Championship. He returned to Hawaii in 2018, but no longer as an up-and-comer. His is a story of tenacity and maturity, and it's one of the most unique of Kona 2018, one he shared with us in his own words.
Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae is amongst the most beloved stars of triathlon. And that’s all thanks to her fierce competitive drive, affable disposition, and never-say-die attitude. We sat down with Rinny a few days after Kona to gain some insight into the mind of a legendary competitor with a new outlook on life.
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