1. Craig Alexander (AUS) 3:51:26
2. Daniel Bretscher (USA) 3:52:54
3. James Hadley (GBR) 3:59:07
4. Jozsef Major (HUN) 3:59:41
5. Gavin Anderson (USA) 4:01:29 Article on slowtwtitch.com and ironman.com.
Jo Major multiple ironman champion and top 5 finisher, who has recently won the Leadman Tri in Tempe, is ready to compete again at Ironman Texas this Saturday, May 18th. He has been in The Woodlands for 1,5 week to prepare for the race.
“After an early season podium finish at Ironman Los Cabos in March, I had a few weeks recovery and three hard weeks training. Looking forward to race at my best here in Texas. Just like me, my race equipment, my Xterra Wetsuits swimwear, SwiftCarbon Neurogen TT bike, Zoot and Spiuk race apparel is ready and super fast!”
March 17 - Ironman Los Cabos
April 7 - Ironman 70.3 Texas
April 14 - LeadmanTri 125 Tempe AZ
May 18 - Ironman Texas
June 9 - Ironman 70.3 Kansas
June 23 - Ironman Coeur d'Alene (or June 30 - Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake)
July 14 - Ironman 70.3 Vineman
August 4 - Ironman 70.3 Boulder
August 18 - Ironman NAC-Mont Tremblant
September 8 - Ironman 70.3 Muskoka
September 22 - Ironman Lake Tahoe (or October 12 - Ironman Kona WC)
October 20 - Soma 70.3 Triathlon Tempe AZ
November 17 - Ironman Arizona (or December 1 - Ironman Cozumel)
IRONMAN U.S. Championship (NYC) 3rd
IRONMAN Texas 4th
Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island 4th
Ironman 70.3 Syracuse 5th
Ironman 70.3 Kansas 9th
IRONMAN 70.3 U.S. Championship (Texas) 13th
Rio Salado Triathlon (AZ) 1st
Nathan Tempe Triathlon (AZ) 1st
2012 Kona Pro Ranking 9th (!)
Samui Triathlon Thailand (4km/122km/30km) 10th
IRONMAN World Championship (Kona) 28th
IRONMAN Arizona 20th
"Wow. Thank you so much! I don't even know where to start... The swim was good, the bike was ok, the run was hard. Jordan - who did an incredible job yesterday - summed it up pretty good: after the swim it seemed like the fastest course ever, than after the bike it was like, ok maybe a PR and on the run there was only one goal: to finish...
"I'm truly honored to be working with a company like Zoot Sports. I was looking for a triathlon- and performance-specific clothing&footwear company for a long time. I look forward to work with Zoot at the highest level of triathlon."
Last year was successful for Jozsef Major Ironman Champion: 5th place and the 2nd fastest bike split in Texas, the seventh consecutive IM victory in Hungary and the first in Cali at the Superfrog Half Ironman, 6th place at IM Austria, 13th place at the KPR, qualification for Kona, and a personal best 19th finish with a 8:39 time.
In Arizona, Jozsef Major, despite being only two weeks form Ironman Hawaii, raced the SOMA 1/2 Ironman and in respect to sponsors, family and friend, battled intense fatigue and finished 10th. NO dropping out of the race for our Jozsef. A true professional! (Thanks for the words coach Sergio.)