Michael Lovato and Jessica Meyers of the AVIA-sponsored Trakkers Pro Team each earned the runner-up spots at the Ironman Buffalo Springs 70.3 outside of Lubbock, Texas. Lovato nearly ran his way to the win, coming up just 55-seconds short. XTERRA star Josiah Middaugh had a well-paced race to finish 3rd. Meyers had the lead heading into T2 after a race-best bike split, but faded under the hot Texas sun to finish 8-minutes back of the winner. Her Trakkers teammate Amanda Lovato put in a solid day for a 5th place finish.