Monday, November 8, 2010

blueseventy sponsored teams rock IM Florida

blueseventy sponsored TeamTBB & Sport Beans/NTTC put together solid performances at Ironman Florida to take top honors.

On the women's side
Team Sport Beans/NTTC pro Jessica Jacobs became the first American woman to win Ironman Florida! Her 9:07:49 clocking for the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run was just off the course record and was the second fastest time ever by a woman in the twelve-year history of the event. Jess did so with the day's fastest women's bike split (4:52:30, 22.97 mph) and fastest women's marathon (3:04:52, 7:03 per mile pace).
Team TBB's Erika
Csomor of Hungary, a two-time ITU World Duathlon Champion and 4th at the Ironman World Championship in 2009, finished 2nd. Fellow blueseventy athlete Kim Loeffler of the USA rounded out the podium. This is the second Ironman win in 2010 for the Sports Beans/NTTC team. Ben Hoffman won Ironman Lake Placid in July.

TeamTBB's James Cunnama capped off an amazing season that saw his first major win (Alpe D’Huez Triathlon), first full-distance win (Rev3 Cedar Point), first 70.3 title (Austin) and now his first Ironman title on Saturday.
He did so after suffering a flat on the bike that cost him time, but made up the ground with a smoking fast 2:43:09 marathon. Portuguese pro Pedro Gomes finished second and blueseventy stud Dirk Bockle backed up a top-ten finish at Ironman World Championships last month with a 3rd place in Florida and showed off that ITU form in the gulf by winning the swim.

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