Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Teambb's true success!

Alex Bok, Team Manager of teambb sent us some outstanding results from the past weekend. He writes:

"Dear Sponsors,

This weekend saw 11 teamtbb athletes attend 4 races across 4 continents.

Hereby a quick report on this weekend’s great results:

1. Ironman South Africa (5th of April)

Lucie Zelenkova from teamtbb won Ironman South Africa today.

This is the country where Lucie lives although she is from the Czech Republic. She run a near-perfect race here today and her signature smile was as big as the crowds have ever seen it. She's set a new course record with her 9hrs 16 seconds! Lucie joined teamtbb only a few months ago and with today’s IM South Africa she completed the South Africa double as she also won the Ironman 70.3 win back in January 2009.

Other teamtbb athletes finished as following during today’s IM South Africa:

· Stephen Bayliss came in a great 4th place in a time of 8 hrs 47 min
· James Cunnama was the 1st overall South Africa male athlete in 8 hrs 55 min
· Caroline Koll was the 1st overall South Africa female athlete in 10 hrs 08min
· Bella Bayliss had to withdraw from the race.

2. Ironman Australia (5th of April)
The much hyped three way showdown between Chrissie Wellington, Michellie Jones and Rebekah Keat never eventuated, with the withdrawal of Jones through injury, but it was Wellington and Rebekah Keat who fought it out in the swim, with the Ironman World Champion breaking away early on the bike and never looking back.

Teamtbb Rebekah Keat was however recovering from a cold a few days prior to this race, so taking her troubling health level into account, teamtbb management was very impressed with her 2nd place this weekend in a time of 9 hrs 21 min, which showed true determination.

Equally impressive was teamtbb’s rookie Abigail Bayley who finished in 5th position with a time of 10 hrs 01 min.

Final Standings
1. WELLINGTON Chrissie 8:57:10
2. KEAT Rebekah 9:21:33
3. STEFFEN Caroline 9:38:44
4. JARRETT Kelly 9:38:52
5. BAYLEY Abigail 10:01:27

3. Ironman 70.3 Oceanside (4th of April)

Erika Csomor came in 4th in IM 70.3 Ocean side on Saturday the 4th of April. Competing as defending Champion Erika battled to a hard fought 4th in an extremely strong field. The bigger battle however was to get her to the start line at all , as our Hungarian Supa star had been laid low with the flu."

Well done Teambb!

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