|All smiles setting up T-1|
|Beautiful morning at the Swim Start|
|All ready to go!!! (me on the far left in pink cap)|
|Into T-1 just ahead of one Lance Armstrong!!|
The rest of the bike was pretty uneventful (and my back tire never did go flat!!) I slowly got passed by the mountain goats and rolled into T2 in 6th with 7th through 9th right on my tail. Emma caught me pretty quickly and we both slowly reeled in Shonny (who was amazingly racing with knee brace on due to a 90% tear of her ACL, she definitely gets the Canada Up award) With all the twists and turns on the run course it was hard to tell exactly how close the race really was but in the end 5th through 9th ended up being separated by only 3 minutes or so. I held onto 6th, unfortunately the first spot off the podium, but did keep my 3rd overall in the series. Congrats to all the chicks out there, the depth in the women's race just keeps getting better and better.
|Xterra USA Series podium 4th E Garrard, 2nd Shonny V, 1st M McQuaid, 3rd C Jeffrey, 5th S Snyder|
Thanks for reading and as always huge thanks to my friends and family, coach Gareth Thomas, and all the sponsors who support me; Fuji/Breezer Bikes, Rudy Project, Extreme Endurance, Champion Systems Canada, Nineteen Wetsuits, Maxxis Tires, Honeystinger.