Coach Michelle along with 4 of her athletes, Mike Kulawik, Shannon Morgan, Laura Dodds and Lana Spreeman all made the trip to Osoyoos this past Sunday to compete in one of the toughest Half Ironman's around!
Mike inilated his time from the previous year by 20 min finishing the race in 5:10- with a swim time almost 6 minutes faster than 2010! Shannon had a major Half Ironman PB which is quite impressive on this course- Shannon looked fresh and strong all day! Tough as nails Lana Spreeman despite a bike crash at the very start of the bike, wiped the blood off, put her bike back together and got to the finish line! Laura Dodds competed in this race for the first time and finished with a smile securing her an Ironman Canada spot even after doing the whole swim with no goggles- Laura you are amazing and such an inspiration! Laura made it loud and clear after the race that she was likely the only athlete out there with FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder).
Last but not least Coach Michelle smashed everyone in her Age Group by 44 min and dispite being forced to stop for 3 min after almosting crashing into an official, she still managed to capture 3rd place overall!