The Great Floridian Triathlon

The Great Floridian Triathlon

Post by Gene R Pfleder » Fri, 24 Nov 1995 04:00:00


Did anyone do The Great Floridian Triathlon this year?  If so, would you
recommend it for 96?  
 
 
 

The Great Floridian Triathlon

Post by Sue Bonne » Mon, 27 Nov 1995 04:00:00

very good course. little to no traffic. aid stations are sometimes a bit
lacking in experience (left hand bottlehand offs). good medical staff.
this year they had neuteral bike suport.  Fred Sommers does put on a good
race and the Floridian is his best.

 
 
 

The Great Floridian Triathlon

Post by Sjca » Thu, 30 Nov 1995 04:00:00

I didn't do the race full Ironman, but did the half.  My training partner
did the full Ironman.  Its a well run and organized race with good
support. Typically moderate crowd of 250 to 400 racers. This year about
9:10 won it. The Japenese guy who won this year did hawaii the week before
Florida!  I'd recommend the race.  They had a diverse crowd this year with
many states and countries represented. Be warned: it is a tough course.
It can be hot, the first half of the bike has undulating hills, it can be
fairly windy.  The first 8 miles or so of the run are brutal, lots of
hills.  It is not a flat easy course.

 
 
 

The Great Floridian Triathlon

Post by Sue Bonne » Thu, 30 Nov 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>The Japenese guy who won this year did hawaii the week before
>Florida!

FYI Three of the top 4 male finishers overall had finished Hawaii TWO
weeks before this race.  Third place, Brad Rex 35 years, (9:54)and Fourth
Place, Joe Bonness, 40 years,(10:00).

There were a number others that did both races including 9th place
women's overall wunner, Melissa Auker age 38 in 12:56.

Sue B.