|Coach's feet post Kona -ouch...but this has got to be the best picture ever!!|
And you probably know that she freaking KRUSHED IT IN KONA.
This woman is made of pure guts.
Well, if you had any questions just how tough this gal is then listen up.
Remember that "little bike crash" Chrissie had just before Kona? Well, there was some pretty good road rash but she did not disclose the extent of her injuries. (read about it HERE)
but here's a line from the article that will sum it up for you-
"...doctors discovered tearing in an intercostal muscle and her left pectoral...The swim that sent Wellington to the hospital five days before the world championship was her final session leading into the race. She missed several swim workouts that week."
yup, she came from 12 back to fight for the win.
Kona Thing #2
I have to give a big shout out to several ladies who kicked A$$ in Kona over the weekend.
And how about my super awesome amazing COACH Sonja!!
|photos courtsey of Sonja Wieck|
Then there is Maine great, Angela Bancroft.
“It might take a little bit of time to cycle them all in but we feel that you should have an opportunity to race Kona once in your life if you’re a serious triathlete, are serious about the sport, are dedicated and are loyal but you just happen not to be fast. I believe that being a long term triathlete and demorating by doing twelve or more fulls…you deserve it as much as people who are super quick.
I get it. I really do. I have no issue with those who run the Boston Marathon as part of a charity team. I can see how this gives those triathletes who
But for ME personally-
these feet will not run from Hopkington to Boylston Street until these feet run fast enough to qualify for it.
these arms will not stroke
these feet will not run
(feel free to ask me again when I am 60 and still gunning for a Kona slot!! lol)
Speaking of an insane amount of Ironman races...
He is on a mission and looking to break another world record.
Find out why he is Tri'ing to Give a Dam.