Sunday, December 5, 2010

Kate Bevilaqua leaves it all on the course at IM WA

We love Mondays. No really - it's when we grab a big coffee and sit down and re-live the weekends racing. And it's so much more than fast times on results sheets. Check out the effort Kate Bevilaqua put in to win her first ever Ironman title at IM Western Australia.

After exiting the water with over a 10min deficit to Lucie Zelenkova and 8min 10s to Team TBB's Rebekah Keat, Bevilaqua made up for it on the bike, posting the second fastest bike time, catching Keat 15km out from T2, with Zelenkova out of the running having been plagued with mechanical issues, and eventually retiring from the race.

On the run Bevilaqua continued to pull away from Keat, who has had had a huge 2010 season of racing. Bevilaqua managed to run a race best marathon of 3.20.42 to hold on to her lead and take the win. But words don't do her finish justice. Check out this clip of Bevilaqua leaving it all on the course as she crosses the line. Congrats to Kate on her well earned Ironman maiden victory, and to Rebekah Keat for her second placing (adding to what has already been a great season).

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