I love this race. Its the best community event I have ever done. Named after a local child Ty, who died of cancer, the race has raised 300,000 for research for fighting childhood cancer. I am the two time champ but this raise promotes elite racing and that really draws good athletes.

I got off to a good start and lead out of the water against some great swimmers and I was PUMPED to see I had dropped everyone. But my joy quickly turned to concern as I was caught a few miles into the bike. I was really concerned when I got passed once more and was in third.

Out on the run I held down the podium, but couldn’t move up and took the bronze but was happy considering the quality of the field.