In January 2014 Pauline Green completed her first triathlon, 200m swim, 10km bike and 2km run. Today,29th June, just 5 months later, she finished 6th in the 50-59 Female age group in Ironman Austria over 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run in 14 hrs 15 min 26 secs with splits of 1.24.24 swim, 7.14.18 bike and 5.08.11 run. WOW Pauline ! Son Will was 19th in the 18-24 age group in 11.58.26 while daughter Jess did not appear to finish.
Meanwhile in Atlantic City, USA on a fast and flat course and 600 starters Neil Lupsic led home the Bermuda based and former Bermuda based contingent as he finished the Ironman distance in 10.15.43 for 3rd in the 35-39 age group and 39th overall. Neil posted splits of 1.22.24 swim, 5.01.45 bike and 3.43.12 run.
Other results :
Seamus Fearon – men 30-34 age group – 10th / 65 (overall 49th)- 1.29.53 swim, 5.14.23 bike, 3.37.50 run for total 10.30.00
Brian Drea – men 40-44 age group – 8th / 105 – 1.23.07 swim, 6.30.58 bike, 4.18.12 run for total 10.55.10
Barry Murphy – men 30-34 age group – 20/65 – 1.28.23 swim, 5.39.27 bike, 4.13.39 run for total 11.28.26
Daniel DeGiorgio – men 40-44 age group – DNF – 1.15.21 SWIM, 4.29.24 bike ( FASTEST IN AGE GROUP), DNF – No more information available.
Here’s Neil’s report :
Seamus, me and Dan were new ( Ed. 1st timers.)
Barry and Brian have done.(Ed.other ironman race(s))
Waiting to speak to Dan. No idea. (Ed. Daniel DeGiorgio DNF)
No wetsuit swim
Last 30 on the bike was headwind and tough.
The run was 4 loops of boardwalk with the weirdos.
No photos yet.. Many people broken.
In Chicago Steve Petty had the chance to watch Flora Duffy and the world’s best men and women triathletes compete in the Chicago World Series Olympic Triathlon. Petty also raced in the Olympic distance age group event and was a very respectable 9th in the 60-65 age group in 2.29.24 although the results show a DQ for one run lap short. However, Steve said the event was badly organized with a lot of result discrepancies and assured me he completed the course. Former Bda resident Travis Cooper finished in 2.24.09 for 47th in the mens 40-44 age group.