Lesley Smith captured top honours of the Challenge Knoxville in the Pro Category. The 32 year-old professional triathlete is also a fervent Argonette and member of the American Maverick Multisport team.
Lesley started off the day with a solid swim and came off the bike with a time of 2:35:42 to complete the cycling portion in the Top 8. She then put together a smoking run and confirmed her domination.
Indeed, Lesley ran at full speed. She was able to outrun the next closest girl by almost 7 minutes to clock a in a 1:23:43 final 21 kilometers.
She finally took the win in the last meters of the race in 4:31:20 in what was a memorable race.
About Lesley Smith
Lesley was born in Iowa City, IA, where she grew up trying a handful of sports, primarily competitive soccer. She competed on a track and cross-country team for two years while earning a Bachelor of Journalism. After working in the event management industry, she joined a triathlon group and has been involved with the sport ever since. She is more focused on triathlon than ever.