Saturday Challenge Ixtapa in Mexico was planned for Brooke!
We knew concurrence was there and we would have to be strong to fight the other competitors on this Half Irondistance! But Brooke was ready, she prooved in Ocean Lava (Lanzarote – which she won, 4th win of the season)! Brooke was hungry, hungry to perform well after she was caught by cold in Challenge Almere where she dropped out…frozen,! In Mexico…it’s warm, and then cold is no issue anymore! Brooke did the swim we expected and could fight her way back into the race for the podiumspots on the bike! She entered T2 as 2nd!
On the run she was fighting all way long for 2nd – 3rd place! Finally Brooke crossed the finishline 3rd, which made her very happy!
What a season Brooke is doing, and it’s not over yet! Because of a surgery in february we will have a long season now and we will go through till mid january! 2 Big races are coming now and for sure she will continue playing the game with the best female pro athletes!
But at the end, we knew Brooke was in shape, a few weeks ago we had her for a test workout in Belgium, Kortenberg…suffering on the track! Most of our athletes know this track…because they suffered there at least once ;-)! The result in a race is always the output of physical and mental shape combined with factors you can’t always predict!
Congratulations Brooke, enjoy another great podium on the other side of the world!
Train smart, perform better!