Wow. What a spectacular day! There were three truly outstanding performances on Sunday. Julie for defending her title, Danelle Kabush of Canada for her best finish ever at a World Championships finishing second and Shonny Vanlandingham for holding it together for third place when she sprained her ankle just last week. Oh and there was one other spectacular performance.. my astonishingly horrible day as I catapulted backwards through the field before being hauled off the course in a truck.
It still stings. I can’t remember the last time I had a DNF at XTERRA, let alone the World Championships, and after such a run up I am struggling trying not to be mad and bitter about it. I mean, I nailed it at nearly EVERY race this season. I won the Nationals blowing the course record off the map, I won a complement of races to set myself up for the Overall series win, I won the Canadian nationals, I won some mountain bike races, I set some PRs in run races and I even won a non drafting road triathlon, setting a course record overall and on the bike. I felt good all the way up to the pre race dinner. I was confident in my form which has steadily gotten better and better this year, so my expectations for the race were very high….. READ THE REST OF THE STORY HERE