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His first iron-distance triathlon was also going to be his last – but he won it. Since then, SpeedTeam/TwentyFour pro Dylan McNeice has been racing his way into the record books, building a story we may one day look back on as legend. We caught up with Dylan a couple of days before he took the repeat win at Challenge Taiwan. Check out a sneak peek of our TwentyFour Series interview with one of triathlon’s top athletes:

McNeice Claims Second Back-to-Back Win

Straight off a 2013 of high-profile wins at Challenge Taiwan and Challenge Wanaka, SpeedTeam/TwentyFour pro Dylan McNeice continues to make a name for himself. This past weekend, McNeice, back in Taiwan to defend his 2013 title, claimed the win over a fast field determined to catch the race favorite. Taiwan completed a drive for two back-to-back wins for McNeice, who also took the repeat win at Challenge Wanaka earlier this year. Last year’s Challenge Wanaka was the first full iron-distance event for McNeice. His repeat win made him the first male athlete to successfully defend his title in the event’s 7-year history. “My first long distance race was always going to be Wanaka,” McNeice told Australian Triathlete last year. “Actually Wanaka was going to be my first and my last! Before Wanaka, I’d decided that my time was up.” This weekend’s Challenge Taiwan continued the unexpected hot streak for the New Zealander, making it his fourth lead-from-the-start iron-distance win. Roll-over Dylan's bike below for a tour of what Profile Design equipment Dylan selected to propel him to the top of Sunday's Challenge Taiwan podium: 

SpeedTeam Wins in Wanaka

Dubbed the world’s toughest triathlon, Profile Design Speed Team pros Dylan McNeice and Candice Hammond commanded huge wins at Challege Wanaka. McNeice, who also won the 2013 event in his Iron distance debut, became the first male athlete to successfully defend their title in Wanaka’s 7-year history. On the women’s side, Candice Hammond, ended Gina Crawford’s win streak and surged to the win in 9:33:54, nearly 8 minutes in the lead. In a press conference earlier in the week, McNeice set his intentions for the day, “The best athletes usually have one race to call their own. I want to make this my race.” McNeice did just that and led the race from the gun with a 4-minute lead in the crystal clear waters of Lake Wanaka. "My race was as close to perfect as I have come and a big part of that was because of my gear," he said after the race. "My Profile Design TwentyFour Series wheels were awesome, the 78/58 combo I rode were perfect for the rolling hills, wind, and demanding surface. Looking forward to riding them again soon!’" He also took home the fastest run split of the day, besting the 2nd place finisher by nearly 11 minutes with a final time of 8:38:48. By 100km into the hilly bike course, Candice Hammond closed a 10-minute gap down to 3-minutes. Separated by merely seconds into T2, Hammond gradually gained time over the field. By 15K, Hammond took the lead position, finishing in 9:33:54. With a strong 5:09:56 bike split, Hammond topped the second place finisher by nearly 11 minutes on the bike. Profile Design Speed Team also snagged another strong finish, with Dougal Allan claiming the day's fastest bike split aboard a set of TwentyFour Series wheels.  What products powered Dylan’s repeat win? Click here for a full tour of what powered him to his repeat victory in Wanaka.