Sunday proved to be a fantastic day for Austinite and Trigger Point loyalist Amy Marsh. Amy and Brandon made the trek to Madison this past weekend to race Ironman Wisconsin. Amy has had a fantastic season after a hard fought battle with plantar fasciitis.
According to slowtwitch.com, this was the first Ironman title for Marsh and she seemed quite surprised when she heard from Mike Reilly that she had more than a 15 minute lead.
“I had no idea I was doing that well,” a humble Marsh said at the finish line. “I felt great on the bike and the first 13 miles of the run. But I was definitely hurting the last 13 (miles).”
The Austin, TX resident had won Buffalo Springs 70.3 in late June, so she certainly wasn’t flying under anyone’s radar. Marsh moved into the lead about 50 miles into the bike segment and never had to look back after that. Her winning margin at the finish line was over 16:30 minutes. Dutch Pro Irene Kinnegim charged past 2008 Wisconsin champion Hillary Biscay late in the run to take second place. Biscay crossed the line in third place about 1:20 after Kinnegim.
Laura and husband Greg Bennett spent the weekend at the Nautica Malibu Olympic Distance Triathlon and the couple almost took home first place for the men and women. Greg was barely beat out by Stuart Hayes of Great Britain in the men’s race but in the women’s race, Laura used a race-best 35:29 10K to beat out defending champion Becky Lavelle and earn a 12-seconds margin of victory at in a time of 2:00:20.
Congrats Amy and Laura, keep on rolling!
Info and pictures from slowtwitch.com