JJ Cleans Da Hizzhouse -- AG Champion at IM WISC
Posted By: KP
Date: Sunday, 9 September 2007, at 4:38 p.m.
Jennifer Johnson cleaned da hizzhouse at IM Wisconsin today for the W30-34 AG Championship. In a very well executed race, JJ exited the swim in 9th place before riding herself into 3rd off the bike. As she entered T2 she was 11min down on 1st and 5min down on 2nd. At the half way point of the run Jennifer hand moved into 2nd, just 30sec behind 1st and 2min ahead of 3rd. Jennifer had run a 145:35 first half while the gal in 3rd position had run 145:03. The third position was held by a gal who, in 2005, finished 10:22 in Kona and was on stage as the W30-34 4th place finisher. However, today was Jennifer's day as she negative split the marathon, running 1:45:23 to the finish for a 3:30:58 run split, putting an additional 5.5min into 2nd place over the last half of the run. Her 10:43 finishing time was a personal best, as was her swim split and run split, on what is considered one of the most difficult courses in Ironman.
Jennifer -- after 90min on the side of the road at the Honu Half with mechanicals -- it particularly satisfying to see this type of execution and race result. As a professional, who works over 50hrs a week and travels regularly, your hard work, sacrifice and patience are a testament to your determination. A well deserved AG Championship. I couldn't be happier for you.
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