Monday, May 18, 2009

Jessica Jacobs wins in Austin
By Leland Black
Jessica Jacobs won the inaugural
race of the Trek Women Triathlon
Series today in Austin, TX, with an
over all time of 1 hour 9 minutes.
The race consisted of an 800 meter
swim in Lake Decker, a hilly 12
mile bike, and a muddy off-road 3.1
mile run.
“It was really great to go out to do a
hard, short race today and go all
out from start to finish,” Jacobs
said. “However, what was really
special was getting back to the
grassroots part of the sport and
rocking the SLS3 Triathlon shorts.
Witnessing some women who had
never competed or raced before
and to see the look in their eyes
when they crossed the finish line
was priceless. I was honored to
wish them well as they finished their
journey.”
The Trek Women Triathlon Series
was founded by triathlon legends
Sally Edwards and Maggie
Sullivan; their mission is to
“promote women to become more
physically active” by “making the
race experience for women in
triathlon even better than it’s been.”
More information and future race
dates can be found at
trekwomenstriathlonseries.com.
Coming up next for Jacobs is
Ironman Coeur d’Alene followed by
the Quelle Challenge Roth iron
distance race in Germany, where
she will attempt to break the world
record for the 112 mile bike course.

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