Klagenfort, Austria- teamBB was on a roll this weekend as four of the AVIA sponsored TBB athletes competed in Ironman Austria, and all four took podium spots.
Bella Bayliss – had a fantastic race only getting stronger throughout the run. Bella posted the 3rd fastest swim, 2nd fastest bike, and top run split of 3:00:21 to prove she deserved the win. Ironman Austria was Bella’s second sub-9hour iron event.
Lucie Zelenkova – left the entire women’s field in her wake and she gave the men a run for their money. On the bike Lucie pushed the pace, giving Bella a good leadout. Her top 3 bike & run splits awared her 3rd place on the podium.
James Cunnama – this South African had a true break through race. Cunnama came out of the swim in 18th position and over 4-minutes down from the race leaders. Once on the bike, he began to work his way through the field, knowing that the Ironman is really won on the run. By T2 James was in 5th place but feeling stronger. Cunnama finished the day with the second fastest run of 2:50:14, only 3 seconds off the race winner. He took 2nd on the podium.
Stephan Bayliss – had a strong and consistent race. Stephan sat in third from the swim exit all the way through the finish. His fantastic pacing awarded him a 3rd place finish in this strong field.