Professional triathlete and Argonaut Magali Tisseyre started her season in force and came out roaring to win the Ironman 70.3 Monterrey, in Mexico.
After a difficult start, during which she had to fight to stay in the race, Magali kept her concentration to finally emerge from the water in 3rd position. Leaving transition 1 about 2 minutes down on the lead swimmers she undertook the cycling portion of the race, which would lead her to victory.
“It was raining, but it was fast enough, she said. It was not too windy and the race quickly turned into a solo chase to the front, but I finally moved in to the lead with 15km to go on the bike. Out of transition 2, I was confident and ready to end the race.”
The fastest bike and run of the day
Having a comfortable lead Magali stayed the course and tried to widen the gap separating her from her closest pursuers. She was focused and consistent. Not only did she cross the finish line in 1st position, but she also broke her personal record, with a time of 4:00:48 – at her surprise. Moreover, she has also recorded the fastest times of the day on the bike and on the run.
About Magali Tisseyre
“Mighty Mags” was chosen as Triathlete Magazine's Ironman 70.3 Athlete of the Year for 2009 while still in her first year as a pro. The 33-year old triathlete joined Argon 18 with the stated goal of becoming Ironman World Champion. Magali has already reached the podium twice, with 3rd place finishes in 2009 and 2010.
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