Kelly Williamson just won the Pro National Championship at the 70.3 distance in Galveston, Texas. Her journey from Indiana to the University of Illinois to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and from the Olympic format to 70.3 and then to the Ironman has been an amazing one.
Tim O’Donnell went to Galveston to race against a stacked field including the seven-time winner of the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong. It turned out to be the most important triathlon in O’Donnell’s career.
Canadian Angela Naeth is having a great year in 2011. She took second place at both the Galveston 70.3 and the St. Croix 70.3. How good is she? In St. Croix, she held off Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae in the run. That doesn’t happen very often! She followed those two races with a win in the woman’s division and a second place overall to Jordan Rapp at the Leadman250 Triathlon, which consists of a 3.1 mile swim, a 138.6 mile bike and finishes up with a 13.7 run.