Sunday, October 29th the Ironman 70.3 Austin commenced. The race began with a 1.2 mile loop around Decker Lake, followed by a 56-mile loop through the rolling Texas farmlands and finishing with a 3-loop half marathon that ended at the Luedecke Arena. Starting in the swim portion it was a tight race, moving into the bike TJ Tollakson pulled to the front of the pack with a split of 2:11:51, giving him about a 2 minute lead over 2nd place. Within the first three miles of the half marathon Franz Loeschke pulled into the lead and held it until the finish line.
In the end, TJ placed 4th overall with a finish of 3:57:07. TJ will compete next at the Ironman Mar del Plata in Argentina on December 3rd. We wish him the best in his training prep leading up to the event.
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For full results from the Ironman 70.3 Austin click here.
Learn more about the Pro Triathlete TJ Tollakson here.