Well, I'm about a week late on this post due to a very slow internet connection in our IMMT rental home combined with looking after and helping 7 Trimarni athletes (+1 former Trimarni athlete) who raced Ironman Mont Tremblant.
As we pack our bags and say good-bye to this beautiful, cute, triathlon-supporting town within Québec, Canada, we can look back on race day and confidently say that all our athletes had a very successful race.....despite 9+ hours of rain.
All of the Trimarni athletes accomplished what they came here to do.....
Finish Ironman Mont Tremblant.
There was a lot of determination, focus, grit, hard work and perseverance out on the race course for 140.6 miles. With rough waters during the swim, pouring rain and cool weather temps on the bike and on and off rain during the rain, alongside a challenging bike and run course which can to be difficult to master in terms of pacing and execution, we could not be more proud of our athletes.
And for me, as a spectator in Mont Tremblant, I absolutely loved watching my athletes in action.
I'll be sharing more about the race, including Karel's race recap of the race, but for now, I will leave you with the exciting news that Karel is heading to Kona for the 2nd year in a row after placing 2nd in the 40-44 age group.
This all comes just 8 weeks after a PR race at IM Austria (9:13, 9th place).
Now Karel gets to do this all again in 6 weeks in Hawaii for the Ironman World Championship.
Despite the suffering, there was no shortage of smiles on the faces of the Trimarni athletes!
Karel off the bike in the first 1/2 mile of the run. I told him he was in 5th place - time to commit!
Cheering for Karel after loop 1 of the run. Keeping him going despite the world of hurt that Karel was experiencing in his body.
Congrats Adam for finishing your 2nd IM in 11:08! You may live in flat FL but you trained smart to execute on a very challenging and hilly race course.
Cheering squad out on the race course! So grateful for all the Trimarni spectators who braved the rain to cheer for the athletes.