Kona Kings & Queens is a collaboration project with sports photographer James Mitchell to highlight some of the Pros racing in Kona. James supplies his awesome pictures (for more check his Instagram account), I add some data and commentary.
It’s always fun to see Sarah race: She isn’t interested in “placing” but looks for ways to win. In the last two years in Kona she was trying to go with Daniela on the bike when she was working her way to the front. Even if she eventually had to let Daniela go, this helped her start the run in a great position. In 2017 she was able to claim third place after a run battle with Heather Jackson, in 2018 things didn’t go quite as well but she still finished in sixth place.
This year she has been injury-free and improved all her PRs: Fastest swim in Cairns, fastest bike, run and overall in Roth. Her run PR now stands at 3:00:02, and if she can do her first sub-3 marathon in Kona, she’ll definitely be once again in contention for the podium. But she won’t just be resting her legs for a fast run, just as in the last two years I expect her to go with Daniela on the bike. How long will she be able to stay with Daniela this year?
This is an excerpt from my “Kona 2019 Rating Report”. You can download your copy here.