Race Review - January 22nd 2012
Challenge Wanaka, New Zealand
Saturday January 21st
Distance: 3.8 km swim • 180km bike • 42.2km run
teamTBB - Germany athletes racing
teamTBB - USA athletes racing
Aaron Farlow showed his winning ways of 2011 were no fluke with a win at Challenge Wanaka!
TeamTBB Germany athlete Aaron Farlow won the Challenge Wanaka with an amazing performance topping the men’s elite field with a cushion of about ten minutes to cruise through the run. Aaron was behind super swimmer Kieran Doe out of the swim but quickly lowered the deficit and took the lead during the 180K bike. Then, he maintained and grew his lead over the marathon run. In 2011, Aaron burst onto the scene winning Ironman UK and following it up with a podium at two other Challenge races. Aaron has shown that under Doc’s coaching and the team’s support he is continuing to work hard and improve. It is a great omen for the rest of 2012 where Aaron will be a threat for the win at every Irondistance event he enters. Congrats Aaron on a great start to 2012!
Scottie battled through the strong field at Challenge Wanaka to finish in a close race for 6th place. He had a great run but had to make up time after his swim and bike. Scottie is excited to use this race to build on his strength and fitness for the rest of the season. He is planning to continue to improve after his crash in mid-2011. Congrats Scottie on a great run to finish off the race!
Way to race Aaron and Scottie! You have set the standard for teamTBB helping us start 2012 with a bang!
1. Aaron Farlow (AUS) 8:41:53
2. Jamie Whyte (NZL) 8:51:43
3. Kieran Doe (NZL) 8:57:17
4. Courtney Ogden (AUS) 9:08:42
5. Jimmy Johnsen (DEN) 9:09:05
6. Petr Vabrousek (CZE) 9:15:21
7. Scott Defilippis (USA) 9:16:00
8. Simon Cochrane (NZL) 9:23:15
Find out more: http://www.challenge-wanaka.com
teamTBB is excited to start off 2012 with a win! We hope this is one of many to come for the year.