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Crazy Monsters & Ego Padding...



By Nikki Dostert Sudberry (via Facebook)


Ironman Puerto Rico πŸ‡΅πŸ‡· 70.3 was amazing! The course was hot and hilly but that’s what makes it amazing. I got a course PR of 6:09 on the dot which was 14 min better than last year and ONE HOUR better than in 2016πŸ™‚ With 9th place in my age group and the best race volunteers on the planet I’m leaving this race extremely happy:)

Thanks to my friends and family for once again dealing with a pre-race crazy monster😫
Thank you Kris Swarthout -my coach at Finalk for getting me ready for this race. I have seen gains at every race I’ve done since being one of your athletes . πŸ™ŒπŸ»
Teresa Zimbric Briest- my swim time was again a PR. I was 7th in my AG for a swim and this is due to you. Thank you for being an incredible swim coach:)πŸŠπŸ»β€β™‚οΈ
Chris Balser I was 4th in my AG on the bike- And with the help of you making my bike a direct extension of my body I have you to thank for that. You are amazing at what you do. Anna Zawadski you teach me something new about myself and biking every week. I’ve only been biking for 2.5 years and the gains I’ve made in that time is also because of you. Having a strong female athlete teaching me to be a badass on the bike(s) is definitely what I need.
Bob Sumada and Rich Sherman and Ambrose. Um, what can I say?! You guys are the best bike shop I could ask for. Again, thanks for making sure I was dialed in before I shipped my bike. πŸš²πŸš²πŸš²  ...


Marc Sontowski Tom Segar Karl Saarela Jeff Grebner Mike Ladendorf, you guys have let this girl come with on so many rides from road and TT bikes to CX and fat bikes and you have made me a better rider because of it. Never once have you ever made me feel not good enough. In fact you all pad my riding ego more than anyone and you guys make it fun for me:)
🚲And finally the female athletes that I look up to; Laura Abramson SwartzSonia Pond Erin Ayala Lea Kirdatt Anne Grabowski Anna Leighton Stierand Ann Li - you guys should be proud that you have many female athletes that look up to you and by dominating your sport you will bring more females into it.
JLVELO- thanks for making the best kits imaginable and for making me an ambassador:) I love representing your company:)❀️

And last but certainly not least; Anthony Robinson and Jacqueline Hansen- year two of you guys traveling here and supporting this race.... and this year was more fun than last year:):) #teamjlvelo #finalksportingservices

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