Louisville — Felt-sponsored triathlete Patrick Evoe completed his incredible transformation from out-of-shape office worker to Ironman champion with his first pro Ironman win at Sunday’s Ironman Louisville race in Kentucky. The 35-year-old scored the breakthrough victory with a super strong ride on his Felt DA.
Evoe, who over the past 10 years worked his way up through the ranks, first as an amateur and then as a pro, has had several podium finishes including last year when he was runner-up at Louisville.
On Sunday, Evoe’s winning edge came on the bike. After trailing by a few minutes in the swim, he bridged up to the front on the bike, and then pulled away from leaders Chris McDonald and Thomas Gerlach, who ended up finishing second and third respectively. Evoe’s time on the bike, 5:12:18, topped the field.