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HITS Triathlon Series - Napa Valley, CA 2017 Race Recap

SAUGERTIES, NY (April 17, 2017): More than 1,500 athletes competed in the HITS Triathlon Series – Napa Valley triathlon race event that took place at Lake Berryessa, Napa, California on Saturday and Sunday, April 8-9, 2017.  This year’s race experience was made more challenging by abnormally cold air temperatures in the early morning hours on both days and rain on Saturday.  Many athletes who had not anticipated such cold air and did not have sufficiently warm cycling attire, decided to brave the elements and proceed with a race for which they had been training for months.  The dampness from the swim and the rain coupled with wind chills that lowered the perceived temperature even further caused several athletes severe discomfort while on the bike course.

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HITS Triathlon Series: Utah's James Lawrence wins full triathlon

Written by Woody Wommack - Naples News

NAPLES — When James Lawrence set a goal to run 30 triathlons in 2012 and in the process set the world record, completing each race was his primary goal. On Sunday in Naples, his journey toward the world record got off to a great start when he not only finished the inaugural HITS Full Distance Triathlon, but also won the race’s overall title with a time of 10 hours, 27 minutes and 46 seconds.

“Every step the second half of the run I was feeling it,” Lawrence said. “But every time you cross that finish line it all goes away, especially when I remember why I’m doing this.”

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