Congratulations to Taylor Knibb for her 109th place finish at her first NCAA Cross Country Nationals competition!
Taylor ran a gutsy race with a strategic start (check the video!) and ran in the front pack for the first 2k. As the race split up, Taylor held her position and finished in the top half of the best cross country runners in the country!
The past year I have been busy with other endeavors that took priority for me over racing, but I had a goal to get back to Nationals and I optimized my training strategy to get back in peak shape to go 2 for 2 in both races to win my AG 1st place to get back here for 2019! #dedication#championship#usat#triathlon
On this Flashback Friday I’m beginning my lookback at what was as difficult day in Miami. This picture just about sums up what this race turned in to. Unfortunately going in to the 3rd hour of the race my body started to fall apart, due to a few things that I’ll cover in my full race report next week, so the goal now was to survive and encourage as many athletes as possible on my way to the finish. See that’s the great thing about multisport, it’s an individual sport but we’re all in it together because we know each person is fighting their own battle and pushing their limits which in turn pushes us. In this photo I ran into my buddy Ryan who was out there pushing his limits in his first Half Iron distance multisport race. I’m glad I was able to add some encouragement on a breakthrough day for him. Despite not getting the overall finish I set out for, I did my best to take a step back and #racehappy .