Rocklin, CA – (March 15, 2015) More than 2,000 amateur and professional athletes dove into the warm water in San Juan, Puerto Rio to compete in the Ironman San Juan 70.3 on Sunday, March 15. The women’s professional race had a strong field which included Olympian Sarah Haskins, Ironman champions Dede Greisbauer, Kelly Williamson and Jackie Herring, first year pro and Freeplay athlete Sarah Cameto and Laurel Wassner. The race featured a 1.2-mile swim in the protected waters of the Condado lagoon, a mostly flat scenic bike that travels along the coastline into the rainforest and a hilly 2 loop run through historic parts of Puerto Rico.
Freeplay triathlete, Sarah Cameto, put together a strong race across all three disciplines to place top 5 in the talented women’s field. This was Cameto first race of the season and her first full year competing as a professional athlete. Cameto is coached by Matt Dixon of Purple Patch.
Olympian Sarah Haskins was first to cross the line. San Juan 70.3 was Haskins first attempt at this distance. Haskins is scheduled to race Ironman Texas next month.
Top Female Finishers:
- Sarah Haskins
- Dede Griesbauer
- Jackie Hering
- Maja Stage Nielsen
- Sarah Cameto
- Laurel Wassner
In the age-group race Freeplay athlete, Caroline Lea, earned herself a spot on the podium with a 3rd place finish in the 25-29 age group. Lea posted a sub-2:40 bike and a solid run to move herself into the 3rd place spot despite a penalty on the bike. Lea is gearing up for the Boston Marathon in April and Wildflower Long Course May 2.