I came off the bike in 68th place overall and finished in 12th, passing 1 female and 56 males.
When faced with adversity, you really discover what you are made of as an athlete.
While there was no way that I could have prepared for this situation, I have once again learned something about racing.
When faced with a hardship on race day, you can choose to beat it or it can beat you.
Recovering and moving on from difficult scenarios, tragedies and circumstances is part of life but it is also a big part of sports.
As athletes, we often have split seconds to figure out how to deal with the cards we are given for a possible favorable outcome.
While I didn't win the race, I am extremely proud of my body for what it was able to do and for my mind for never giving up. I have no idea how I was able to run after the detour or what inner force made me run so hard but that is what I love about my sport of triathlons.
You learn so much about yourself during every race.
Thank you Rev3 for teaching me that I can deal with adversity.
Thank you to our sponsors!