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:
It has been said that "the most valuable real estate in Southern California is the one meter behind Charon "GB" Smith." He's got something to say about the TwentyFour Series, which he's been known to call "magic wheels" - check out a sneak peek of our interview with one of California's top sprinters:
SpeedTeam/TwentyFour pro Annabel Luxford proved she’s back in business with back-to-back weekend wins at IRONMAN 70.3 Mandurah and Challenge Shepparton.
Luxford lit up Australia’s early season competition with two key wins within seven days. She kicked it off on Sunday November 9th in Western Australia’s popular vacation city of Mandurah. Amidst a stacked field, she rolled into T2 hot on the heels of Anja Beranek.
Congrats to Profile Design SpeedTeam pro 2010, 2013 and now 2014 World Champion, Mirinda Carfrae! Carfrae swept the race in trademark run-them-down Rinny form, arriving in T2 over 10-minutes back off the lead female cyclists and turning on the heat to rein them in one by one. In the meantime, she posted a new run course record of 2:50:25, beating her 2013 record setting marathon by 12 seconds.
The unofficial season closing race in the streets of Los Angeles' famed Brentwood district took place last Sunday. Team Surf City Cyclery/Sterling BMW was able to take the win with a massive attack by Kayle LeoGrande. This is the first Brentwood Grand Prix victory for the team in its four year history, on what many consider one of the hardest course of the schedule. That win, coupled with Charon Smith's win at The Dana Point Grand Prix and Manhattan Beach Grand Prix, gives the team its first win of all 3 queen races in one season, and quite possibly the first time it has happened in Masters competition.
Profile Design SpeedTeam pro Justin Daerr clinched his first IRONMAN victory at the inaugural IRONMAN Boulder.
The race quickly became a virtual two-man duel between Richie Cunningham and Boulder native Justin Daerr. Despite being no stranger to the podium, with several top 3 finishes at banner events such as IRONMAN Lake Placid, Challenge Wanaka and IRONMAN Texas, as Daerr himself put it – the win “was a long time coming.”
Daerr emerged from the water roughly 3minutes behind Cunningham, but was able to hang closely on the bike with the two posting practically identical bike splits of 4:24:48 and 4:24:56 respectively.
The sun beat down on the beautiful Boulder Creek two-loop run. While fellow competitors faded, Daerr held a steady pace and put down the only sub-3 hour run split of the day with a strong 2:59:41. Daerr posted a final time of 8:20:26 – over ten minutes ahead of the second place finisher.