It seems nothing or no one!
She proved again during the first weekend of this June in Slovakia that 2017 will be her year and her show. Challenge Family, now in the form of a Championship, is a tough competition. Almost the top 10 of the cream of female triathletes responded favorably to the race call.
BIONIC LUCY IN COMPRESSION CLOTHING ON THE CHALLENGE FAMILY
Like all professional triathletes who came to Samorin, she was there to secure her ticket to The Championship 2017 and she had no intention of letting go although she confessed that she envisaged almost pulling out of the race, early in the morning.
Lucy CHARLES began the competition with the fastest exit from the 1.9 Km swim run, coming out of the water with a 25 seconds lead over Annabelle Luxford. On the bike, things got a little bit complicated for Lucy as Luxford took the lead and held all the other contenders at more than a wheel`s pace. On her bike, Lucy crossed the finish line at the fourth place.
Lucy could have then said to herself that “mass was said!” … But it seems IMPOSSIBLE is not BRITISH for our partner. Her Compressport® R2V2 sleeves on her calves, she began her last 21.1 Km run slowly but surely, letting her country fellow Kimberly Morrison take the lead, soon caught up by Luxford.
And bursting out from behind, Lucy Charles steals the lead in the final kilometer and was never overtaken.
Overall Race Time: 4:13:59
Lucy CHARLES`s rule seems unchallenged over the 2017 Triathlon Season.
SEA-TO-SKY IN MADEIRA – DUNAND-PALLAZ MAKES IT 2ND !
His preparations during winter seem to have paid off as French Aurélien DUNAND-PALLAZ grasps the silver medal on the Ultra Skymarathon of Madeira.
On the relentless terrain of ups and downs our French partner had a fantastic start, keeping the lead until they crested the summit. The terrain began to roll and the specialist, obstacle World Champion Jon Albon was more than happy to show his effectiveness on such tracks. He overtook everyone and never let go of his immense lead as he headed to the finish line in a record time.
Aurélien managed to hold on to his 2nd place aggressively and in full control and even found the way to break an old course record in 5:55:30.
THE OTHER WINNERS OF THE WEEKEND
Scotty HAWKER comes 4th at the Cerdanya Maratnon held in the Pyrenees Mountains on Saturday 03 June 2017. The New Zealander was in the lead pack during the majority of the race. He fell just out of the podium. A good sign before he undertakes the Lavaredo Ultra Trail.
Our Italian partners Guilio MOLINARI and Marta BERNADI were no disappointment on the Long Distance Italian Triathlon Championships.
Marta BENARDI finished her race at 4:36:39
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