Daniela Ryf won the Ironman Kona World Championship on Saturday, her second consecutive victory in triathlon’s most prestigious event. The Swiss athlete, sponsored by Felt Bicycles, finished the event with an overall time of 08:46:46, smashing the previous overall women’s course record. Ryf posted a 52:50 swim time, finishing in the front group coming out of Kailua Bay. She then put down a 04:52:26 bike split aboard her Felt IA, over eight minutes faster than the next fastest female pro. Finally, Ryf ran a 02:56:52 marathon.
Felt Athletes Round Out Top Five Finishes
Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae, the 2013 and 2014 Kona world champion and Felt IA rider, stormed her way to a second place finish at the 2016 edition of triathlon’s biggest race, finishing with an overall time of 09:10:30. Finnish athlete and Kona rookie Kaisa Lehtonen, who also competed aboard the Felt IA, finished her maiden world championship campaign in fifth place with an overall time of 09:15:40.
Watch the epic showdown between Felt athletes Daniela Ryf and Mirinda Carfrae below:
Winter has arrived in the northern hemisphere, and that means shorter days, colder weather, and additional precipitation. Of course, racing cyclocross is also a great way to stay fit in the wintertime. But for those sticking to the road, here are a few tips to maximize your bike’s ability to handle some big-mile days during winter.
Play Sports Group, publisher of Global Triathlon Network (GTN), has announced its selection of Felt Bicycles as the media organization’s new official bike partner for its GTN channel. As part of its new partnership with the Southern California-based bicycle manufacturer, GTN will feature Felt bikes in future content.
After a few miles on the bike course along the legendary Queen K highway, everything seemed to be going according to plan for four-time and reigning Kona World Champion Daniela Ryf. But by race's end, Ryf would finish well off her usual pace. But it's not always results that define what the Kona triathlon experience truly is.
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