Ventum Athletes Hit Their Stride June 2016
Welcome to the height of race season, where athletes from all over the globe are hitting mid-season form in pursuit of World Championship qualifying points.
2015 IRONMAN Raleigh 70.3 champion Meredith Kessler returned for another bout. Meredith held her place at the front of the swimming, emerging 6 seconds from 2nd place, and 3:33 from third. Holding her own throughout the bike course, Meredith held the lead, clocking in with the second fastest split in 2:22. After 10 miles in the run, Kessler’s lead was reeled in and she finished the hard-fought race on the podium in second place.
One of the first to earn her 2016 Kona Qualification at IRONMAN Cozumel in November, Leanda Cave chose IRONMAN Nice to continue her journey towards The Big Island. Cave raced her way to 3rd place on the podium, turning heads all along the way on her custom painted Ventum One,
In his home-town race, Matt Chrabot joined fellow Ventum Pro Justin Daerr at Boulder 70.3. A part of the lead pack out of the water, Matt remained steady near the top to finish 5th place in the talented field.
Ventum athletes Cam Dye, Kevin Collington, Cody Beals, and Greg Close, raced across the US in San Francisco and Cambridge. After his win just one week earlier at REV3 Quassy, Cam plunged off the Escape from Alcatraz boat, taking an immediate lead. Dye blazed to the fastest bike split of the international distance race in, 45:23, to eventually finish in 2nd place. Kevin Collington followed in 8th place, only two weeks after his 3rd place finish at IRONMAN Brazil South American Championship.
Cody Beals, Greg Close, and members of the Ventum saturated TriBy3 racing team put on a speedy show at IRONMAN Eagleman 70.3.
Cody returned to defend his 2015 Eagleman title and and did so with a 6+ minute lead over his nearest competitor. Greg Close finished out his day with a season best 4th place showing.