It’s been a big few weeks for the BW Austin Racing Team, so let’s get caught up.
On Sunday, Pro Triathlete and Team Coach Paul ‘Barny’ Matthews took third at the Ironman 70.3 Ecuador. Two weeks earlier, BW colors were out in force in Texas and Idaho. Fellow Pro and Team Manager Natasha Van Der Merwe came in 12th at Ironman 70.3 Couer D’Alene. Haley Koop took the women’s overall win at Buffalo Springs Lake Triathlon, a 70.3 race in Lubbock. It was her first ever win at the 70.3 distance, and she bested second place by more than 10 minutes in what the race director called the worst conditions in the race’s 29-year history with brutal winds and smoldering heat. I came in fourth in my age group. Padre Mora finished 8th in his division. And Todd Sapio was 12th in his age group.