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What happens in Vegas…

...doesn't stay in Vegas if you win

Punk Rock Racing had four athletes at the start of the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Las Vegas this year. Technically, we had three athletes and our CEP (Chief Executive Punk) Ron who, thanks to no one else wanting to go to Vegas, nabbed a sweet roll-down spot in Boulder.

This was the last time the race would be held in that horrible desert of a hell hole (read, lovely destination) and Mother Nature was going to make sure everyone remembered the day.

Athletes were greeted with a steady downpour lasting well into the final miles of the 57-mile bike ride (yes, EVERYONE’s Garmin said it was long) and when the rain finally stopped, the humid conditions coupled with temperatures in the high 80’s to make the already challenging run course seem more like a sauna.

By the end of the day, it was Sonja Wieck who took the highest age-group honors with a solid 4:55:46 finish that was good enough for 6th place in the world.

Michelle Ford had a gutsy race and managed to take 13th in her age group with an impressive 5:27:20 on a very hard course.

Our latest addition to the team, Audra Adair, finished with a time of 5:15:34 and took 26th in a super competitive age group.

Bottom line, these three athletes raced against the best in the world, gave it everything they had in tough conditions, and they all fared well. Punk Rock Racing could not be happier.

Oh, and as for Ron? He finished in 6:21:07 and took 174th in his age group. The ONLY reason we would even think to mention his “impressive” finish time is that he was actually able to beat celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey who took the 177th spot with a time of 6:38:36. We’re pretty sure Gordon had time to check out Ron’s results -- on his private jet, en route to his London or Beverley Hills home… Hey, it’s a small victory for Punk Rock.

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What happens in Vegas…

...doesn't stay in Vegas if you win

Punk Rock Racing had four athletes at the start of the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Las Vegas this year. Technically, we had three athletes and our CEP (Chief Executive Punk) Ron who, thanks to no one else wanting to go to Vegas, nabbed a sweet roll-down spot in Boulder.

This was the last time the race would be held in that horrible desert of a hell hole (read, lovely destination) and Mother Nature was going to make sure everyone remembered the day.

Athletes were greeted with a steady downpour lasting well into the final miles of the 57-mile bike ride (yes, EVERYONE’s Garmin said it was long) and when the rain finally stopped, the humid conditions coupled with temperatures in the high 80’s to make the already challenging run course seem more like a sauna.

By the end of the day, it was Sonja Wieck who took the highest age-group honors with a solid 4:55:46 finish that was good enough for 6th place in the world.

Michelle Ford had a gutsy race and managed to take 13th in her age group with an impressive 5:27:20 on a very hard course.

Our latest addition to the team, Audra Adair, finished with a time of 5:15:34 and took 26th in a super competitive age group.

Bottom line, these three athletes raced against the best in the world, gave it everything they had in tough conditions, and they all fared well. Punk Rock Racing could not be happier.

Oh, and as for Ron? He finished in 6:21:07 and took 174th in his age group. The ONLY reason we would even think to mention his “impressive” finish time is that he was actually able to beat celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey who took the 177th spot with a time of 6:38:36. We’re pretty sure Gordon had time to check out Ron’s results -- on his private jet, en route to his London or Beverley Hills home… Hey, it’s a small victory for Punk Rock.

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