9 days to Kona - Michelle Andres

2016-09-29

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Nine days before Kona! Meet Michelle Andres, an American Argonette. Mother of 5, full-time teacher, and an excellent triathlete! Congrats and good luck, Michelle. #GoingTheExtraMile

General Info

  • Michelle Andres
    - Mom of 5 teenage sons and full time teacher
  • Age 39
  • American
  • 13 years as a triathlete
  • Career highlights / How many Kona World Championship
    - 2013: 3rd in the 35-39 age group at the world champs
    - 2015: IM Wisconsin overall female winner
    - 2016: IM Canada 35-39 AG winner an 3rd overall female.
  • Second participation in the World Championship

Race Info

  • Bike: E119Tri+
  • Bike set-up (see picture below)
  • Speciality: bike and run
  • Personal saying
    - "No Regrets. Be brave and take risks. Believe."
  • Bike split objective
    - "To be as aero and fast as possible. I love riding my bike, even when it gets ugly that last hour.

Extra

  • Favourite food during the race:
    - Liquid calories. After I cross the finis line it's a different story!
  • Superstition/preparation ritual:
    - "I like to arrive early and become pretty quiet in those last days. I spend a lot of time visualizing the race and going through each aspect and obstacle of the race."

MichelleAndres

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