The race started with a swim in the James River, which was running pretty high with the recent rain here in the southeast. We had to swim against some strong current and set aggressive ferry angles in order not to get pushed too far downstream. I was four minutes behind race winner Melanie McQuaid coming out of the water and onto the bike. We raced two laps around Belle Island, on some surprisingly technical, fun trails. I didn’t have the best bike time but held my position overall. The run went well and I got lucky when Rebecca Dussault missed a turn and I overtook her to finish in fifth place-on the podium and in the money. Full results should be posted here tomorrow.
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