With only a few previously rated finishers, the data is not very conclusive but quite in line with the previous Pro races there have been in Lake Placid: a course rating of -3:34 and slow across all three legs.
Heather Jackson had a great day, smashing both the bike course record (previously held by Amy Marsh from 2010) and the overall course record (previously held by Heather Wurtele from 2011) by ten minutes.
Kona Qualifying Implications
Heather Jackson validated her Kona slot by winning the race, and Alicia Kaye who was in all likelihood safe before the race finished third, gaining some more IM racing experience. For the full rankings at the end of July, check out my post on the July cutoff.
Female Race Results
|Rank||Name||Nation||Swim||Bike||Run||Time||Diff to expected||Prize Money|
|1||Heather Jackson||USA||01:00:22||04:57:36||03:07:00||09:09:42||-18:35||US$ 20000|
|2||Annah Watkinson||ZAF||00:59:41||05:21:17||03:18:45||09:45:00||-08:22||US$ 10000|
|3||Alicia Kaye||USA||00:54:25||05:24:38||03:28:39||09:53:31||n/a||US$ 6500|
|4||Beth Shutt||USA||01:01:28||05:29:34||03:40:05||10:17:00||14:57||US$ 4000|
|5||Nicole Valentine||USA||01:05:14||05:56:29||03:23:59||10:33:44||n/a||US$ 3000|
|6||Caroline Martineau||CAN||01:05:06||05:41:00||03:42:35||10:34:49||-04:46||US$ 2000|
|7||Erin Green||USA||01:04:43||05:46:04||03:39:40||10:36:54||n/a||US$ 1500|
|8||Neilia Bliss||USA||01:07:09||05:45:43||03:42:11||10:41:42||20:10||US$ 1250|
|9||Kate Bruck||USA||01:04:10||05:50:39||03:52:58||10:54:08||31:46||US$ 1000|
|10||Christine Avelar||USA||01:01:03||05:58:47||04:15:27||11:23:54||40:26||US$ 750|