Luke pre race with mate Andrew Wilkinson
This past weekend our favorite son, Luke Gillmer jumped in with the elite men to once again test his metal against some of the best at the 70.3 distance. He had a great race.
His swim started it all off proper - exiting the water in 24:27 - more than a 2' improvement over his last effort at Port Mac!
Luke reported he was really hit hard by the heat - but held it together for the entire race - save the last kilometer where the wheels finally started to come off. When the race was finished he ended up 6th over all with a fast charging Justin Granger just nipping by him in the final 800 meters of the race.
And while the heat hit him hard - an official hit him harder with a 5' drafting bonk - that Luke owned - "I got too close. That's racing." He's a class act, our Luke and everyone at MRT is very proud of him.
On to the Philippines!