2009 Nautica South Beach Triathlon Presented by Toyota -Race Report

2009_SouthBeach_Finish1 Last week I raced in Miami for the second time. Last year I was up against some heavy hitters, Chris Lieto and Macca, and I ended up earning a second place. This year I brought my own big guns and won. I wish the two Chris’s were back this year, ‘cause I would have certainly given them a better run than a year ago.

The race was pretty straight forward. I swam hard and got a nice lead, which I extended enough over the 18 mile bike course that I was able to cruise the out and back run course and enjoy myself while cheering on the celebrities and athletes with disabilities, who’s waves were starting the run as I headed for the finish line. It was a really fun race, and a nice contrast from the World Cup the week before.

K-Swiss was at the race too, which meant I got to hang out with the most awesome sports marketing group in the sport. They sold 80 pair of shoes in four hours at the race expo! (It’s because everyone that tries on a pair of Keahous falls in love with them. Plus they look cool.)

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Ben Collins Professional Triathlete

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