Weekend Race Recap - IM China and Catalina Marathon

Last year at Ironman China, Hungarian triathlete and Newton pro team member, Jozsef Major, struggled through the race on a borrowed bike after his was lost in transit. This past weekend at the race in Haikou, China, Major was bent on redemption. Australian Luke McKenzie won the race and set a new course record, but Major combined the fastest bike split of the day with the second fastest run, to finish second overall. Congrats Jozsef! What a great start to the season!  Read a full recap here.

Also this weekend, Newton's very own Heather Fuhr (Ironman World Champion and a five-time Ironman USA winner), demonstrated her running prowess at the 33rd annual Catalina Marathon. Heather completed the 26-miles trail race in three hours and seven minutes, breaking the previous record of 3:15:20 set by Danelle Ballangee in 1997. Impressively, Fuhr placed third overall in this beautiful but tough trail marathon. Nice job Heather! More here.

Tell us about your weekend of racing in the comments section below and we'll send our favorite entry a free Newton hat and socks!

2 thoughts on “Weekend Race Recap - IM China and Catalina Marathon”

  • Steven Smith

    I recently picked up a pair of Newton neutral racers at local running store after a few weeks of research and from feedback from a couple of Newton athletes [Chris Legh, Craig Alexander & Josh Cox (by the way, I notice JC is not listed as a Newton athlete now?)]. I am already a mid-foot/fore-foot runner, so I really purchased the shoes because they are the only shoe I have ever found (NCAA runner + 12 years of post college competitive running) that actually have mid-foot cushioning without a chunky heel. Typically, I blow through a pair of racing flat/lightweight trainers in 100-220 miles because of my mid-foot strike/shoe's lack of mid-foot cushioning with most shoes. I can already tell I am impressed with the shoes after having shaved literally 10 seconds per mile off a team race last weekend, which I think is because my legs didn't experience the typical heaviness from repeated pavement pounding with typical shoes. I was able to keep pushing in the last mile of the 5K without pavement fatigued quads and calves. Awesome! Thanks for producing a great product--the most revolutionary I have seen in running shoes.


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