Weekend Update: Duathlon World Championships, White Lake International Triathlon, Nashville Half Marathon, Oconee Man Triathlon, Blue Sky Endurance Fest

Wow- it was a BUSY weekend all over the world for Team AMEC. Races on both Saturday and Sunday brought us all the warm fuzzies and great results.

After qualifying for the Duathlon World Championships last spring, Sarah traveled to Pontevedra, Spain to take part in this exciting experience. We were lucky enough to use a computrainer to pre-ride the challenging bike course last week so she was very prepared for the tough climbs. She pulled out an impressive result- 14th in her AG and 3rd American in her AG. I am very excited for her to use this race as a learning experience for her to head to Worlds again next year in the Netherlands.

Sandy brought us all the happy feels as a blind guide for Alexandra at the White Lake International Triathlon. She was tethered to Alexandra during the swim (which she mentioned was quite challenging until they got in their groove) and the run, and they rode a tandem bicycle. Sandy says it was one of the greatest experiences in her life and Alexandra placed 3rd in her AG! An impressive feat considering she was raced in the AG- not a special category- AND she and Sandy had no experience practicing or training together. They just met that morning!

Tracey and Kimberly were in Nashville for the Rock N Roll Half Marathon. Tracey used the half as a training day for Chattanooga 70.3 in a few weeks and we are clearly right on target for that race. Kimberly was able to get back at it in the 5k after overcoming several obstacles and surgery over the winter. I am happy for both of them.

Sunday funday was good to us, too! Charlie competed in the Oconee Man Triathlon up in Seneca, SC- his second tri of the season and his first ever with an open water swim and lots of hills. He crushed it with a 3rd in AG finish. Not too shabby for a flatlander!

Meanwhile, back in Charleston, Sandra and Heather had a fun day at the Blue Sky Endurance Fest- a swim/run event. Both competed in the 1 mile swim/ 1 mile run event. Heather brought in a 2nd in AG finish. Sandra used it as a great training day for Chattanooga 70.3 in a few weeks. Great work, ladies!

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