Surprise! Water was 24.7 degrees Celsius… so… no wetsuits (not even if you wanted to wear one). Shows why its important not to train expecting a perfect scenario on race day, but to train expecting all reasonable “im-perfections”. Not only were wetsuits not permitted, but with the wave starts just after 12noon, the aquathlon event was held at peak sun. No matter, the team was ready to take on the challenge, and to qualify for 2020 Multisport Worlds. Based on initial results, it looks like everyone qualified! Congrats team. In addition, Tanya took 1st female overall… wow! Tom took 1.5 mins off his 1km swim time (27:13) with the prior time being with a wetsuit, and Andres swam 28:12, an improvement from 31:20 for 1km no wetsuit at the 2018 Stroke & Stride Finale, and 32:01 for 1km with a wetsuit from 2018 Caledon Quarry Swim I. Juan set a 1000m OWS P.B. with a 1:57/100m pace, and Patricia is off to her 2nd Worlds. Also, congrats to the Plazas-Hernandez family as all 3 qualified and are going to 2020 Worlds to race as a family… now that’s something special!
A 150m (+/-) run up to T1 is included in the swim time.
T1 is included in the run time as there is no transition split.