Win in Mont Tremblant and podiums in Coeur d'Alene
It was a successful weekend for Trek Factory Racing Triathlon this weekend, with results in multiple events this weekend. Linsey Corbin and Tim Reed raced in Coeur d’Alene, scoring a 3rd and 2nd respectively. Coming out with another strong win was Holly Lawrence, scoring the win at Mont Tremblant.
Holly has been having a season to remember. Multiple wins with solid competition, Holly has cemented herself as the IM 70.3 athlete of the year. In her words,
"So relieved to be able to defend my title here in Mont Tremblant. This race was my first ever 70.3 a year ago so being able to repeat here is big for me, I have a lot of good memories here! I felt flat on the bike today so just thankful I managed to put enough time to fend off the speedy runners behind me!"
Tim Reed is the reigning IM 70.3, and is showing no sign of slowing down. His 2017 North American campaign has begun in earnest, and this weekend was an auspicious start.
"I'm really pleased with my performance. Strong swim, strong ride, strong run. I've never done great in races with long sustained gradual climbs as I typically prefer short punchy rollers so it's nice to have been able to set up the podium from a strong ride. Unfortunately there was someone stronger on the day but I'm happy my form is heading the right direction as I build to a September/October peak."
Linsey Corbin is coming off of a full-distance event, and is jumping back into 70.3
"Four weeks post-Ironman and I wasn't sure what to expect with the race today. I executed one of my better swims and was closing on the bike to the front of the race when I was issued a 5 minute penalty for breaking a draft zone on a tight corner through town. This cost me a shot at the win, but I pulled back 5 spots for place on the podium. The bike course was a good and challenging one and my Speed Concept handled the hilly terrain just great. I am happy to have kept my head in the game even with a bit of adversity. The best news is I am recovering well and having consistent training in the middle of the season. I am looking forward to my next block of training and some more racing at the end of the month."