Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Bella Bayliss wins world`s hardes Triathlon

SLS3 athletes Bella Bayliss and Jocelyn Wong raced EmbrunMan in France. This was Bellas 4th time racing this one so she knew what she was getting herself into! "I think at times the others were a bit surprised at what the course was throwing at them!!"
Bella lead the first lapon the swim, then Erika Csomor came to lead the 2nd lap.
"Erika and I came out of the water just ahead of the first men who started 10 minutes behind us. We rode together for the fist 50km. Even though I felt good and strong for that first hour, Erika seemed to be warming up into it and got stronger. I decided to let her go and that I should ride at my pace. Going a touch too hard in the first 50km meant my legs felt horrible for the next 110kms!! Eeeek!!! I worked with what I had and they began to come around again at about 165km."
Bella managed to get off the bike with her run legs on! She ran the first 21km easily in her Triathlon shorts. "I took the lead from Erika at 10 km. The next 21km did not feel so good! The last 10km I was just hurrying quickly!
But still, it got me to the finish line first and in a record time of 11.02.49!"
Jocelyn finished a strong 5th place an 62nd overall.

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