Cozumel, Mexico – Bella Bayliss had another strong race at the inaugural Ironman Cozumel. She exited the water with the second pack of women; Yvonne Van Vlerken was right on her heels. Van Vlerken hasn’t won a race since early 2008 so she was hungrier than ever for a win. Bella posted the 2nd fastest bike and run split, only to Van Vlerken, the race champion. Bella finished with a 9:22:34, final clock time. Edith Niederfriniger finished 8-minutes back to round out 3rd place on the podium.
Additional AVIA Athletes racing include: Jocelyn Wong (10th).