Stephanie Liles Takes Out 3rd Place at St. Anthonys!
As Reported by Jagged.com
Name: Stephanie Liles
Race Date: 26th April 2009
Race Type: Olympic Triathlon
Race Name: St Anthonys Triathlon
Location: Florida USA
Overall Result: 3rd Elite Amateur Woman Overall
The Race: Huge race! 5000 participants. Neat event and very well organized. Had wonderful prizes too! Typical Florida race, hot, flat and fast. Love it! Beautiful area, very tropical.
Race Day Woke up very early, since the Elite Amateurs were to go off right after the Pro Triathletes. Got to race site and heard that the water was too rough, that they couldn't even get the kayaks out. After a difficult decision, they took the swim portion out of the race. In our waves, we would do a time trial start from where we would get out of the water. With my aero helmet on, I took off towards transition.
Bike leg was tough, because there was a ton of turns. As soon as I got to great speed, it was time to slow down and turn.
Run course was great! An out and back, flat run course. We had incredible scenery too! The homes along the run course were amazingly huge! The run course was also along the water. Just beautiful! I felt amazing on the run too! The 10k flew by and before I knew it, I was crossing through the finishline!