It was hotter than hot in Las Vegas with the thermometer topping 105 degrees at 1 pm for the 2,159 competitors at the 70.3 World Championships on Sunday, September 9th 2012. Learn just how hot by clicking here to check out Lee Gruenfeld’s recap of the race.
Congratulations go out to IRONDames Gail Burgess, Hélène Desrosiers and Pat Shaw for their extraordinary perseverance on race day! Check out their incredible results bellow:
Gail Burgess: Age Grouper F 60-64 / Overall Time: 7:07:51 / Div Rank: 10 / Gender Rank: 537 / Overall Rank: 1,562 / Swim: 46:57 / T1: 6:55 / Bike: 3:30:57 / T2: 4:29 / Run: 2:38:33
Hélène Desrosiers: Age Grouper F 45-49 / Overall Time: 5:47:02 / Div Rank: 18 / Gender Rank: 239 / Overall Rank: 996 / Swim: 37:25 / T1: 5:28 / Bike: 3:01:03 / T2: 1:55 / Run: 2:01:11
Pat Shaw: Age Grouper F 60-64 / Div Rank: 22 / Gender Rank: 608 / Overall Rank: 1,699 / Swim: 55:26 / T1: 6:47 / Bike: 4:36:11 / T2: 7:55 / Run: Completed 5.4 mi before pulled from the course due to blisters on her feet.
After a race day like this one, the 95 degree temperatures and scorching sun at the Ironman World Championships this October 12 2012 in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i may actually feel comfortable for IRONDame Hélène!