Karen Smith Races To Victory In Mexico

March 31, 2014

tri140330Karen Smith started her 2014 triathlon season with an outstanding performance in the Los Cabos Ironman Triathlon in Mexico, finishing 1st in the Female 45-49 Age Group. Her impressive showing saw her finish as the 18th female, the 5th amateur female and 91st overall in a field of 866 starters.

Smith exited the 2.4 mile swim in a quick 58:25 and then blitzed the 112 mile bike course in 5:36.47 at an average speed of 19.95 miles per hour to move to 15th female overall and 1st in her Age Group.

Smith then posted a time of 3.41.43 for the 26.2 mile Marathon, to take age group honuors in a fast overall time of 10:22.59.

Meanwhile Mark Wilcox put in another strong performance in the very competitive Oceanside, USA 70.3 Half Ironman Triathlon as he finished 14th in the 45-49 Age Group in 4:51.10, good enough for 127th overall out of 2,420 competitors.

Wilcox completed the 1.2 mile Swim in 33:37 and then put together an impressive Bike time of 2:41.49 for the 56 miles) and then he covered the 13.1 miles Run Course in a time of 1:28.50 to move through the field.

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