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Sunday 29th May, Ironman Brazil, Florianopolis Island
May 26th 2011
Distance: 3.8km swim • 180km bike • 42km run
teamTBB - USA athlete racing
Amy Marsh gets a Brazilian (title) and takes her fourth Ironman title since joining teamTBB. Her other victories include Ironman’s Wisconsin (2009), Lake Placid (2010) and China (2010) as well as Rev3 Cedar Point (2010).
Amy Marsh said she had a 'rough' swim and came out several minutes down on the lead woman, Lucie Zelenkova who was out of the water and on her bike first with Hilary Biscay following in close pursuit. Marsh held her nerve to catch up on the bike, passing Zelenkova and moving into the lead at around mile 75. From that point, she pulled away from Zelenkova who slowly but surely began to lose ground on teamTBB's Texan to build a lead of over 6 minutes going into T2.
Amy Marsh ticked off the miles on the marathon and held her lead to Zelenkova to take the title! She said, "to now have 4 Ironman titles to my name just feels amazing. A little wind on the bike and the run felt nice and cool compared to the temperatures in Austin, Texas lately. The weather was beautiful here." Congrats to you Amy!
This was a double win for Avia running shoes with Eduardo Sturia taking the men's title too. Amy Marsh won in similar style to the legend and former teamTBB athlete, now teamTBB coach, Tereza Macel who also took her fourth Ironman title in Brazil.
Watch out for the full results on ironmanlive.com, currently not up yet.
Find out more: http://www.ironmanbrasil.com.br/imb/