Galveston, TX – Rising multi-sport sensation Josh Amberger (above, at IM 70.3 Worlds) collected a satisfying win over the weekend as he took the 2013 edition of the Galveston 5150 despite a game-time shorted course. After organizers decided to drop the swim, arguably Josh’s strongest leg, under excessively high wind conditions, Josh put down a blistering 54.20 in the bike leg followed by a clean transition and a 34.26 run to take the win in 1:29.47. For Josh, who lead the swim and the first 40mi on the bike on his new Felt IA the week prior in Ironman 70.3 Worlds, it was how he’d hoped to end a long North American loop before heading back to his home Australia. Josh’s win marked the Felt IA’s second in two weeks as fellow Felt athlete Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae won the Ironman 70.3 Muskoka, in Ontario, Canada just last week.
In other tri news, European 70.3 Ironman Champion Daniela Ryf (above, at IM 70.3 Worlds) rode to the podium in Cozumel, MEX just a week after an impressive top-six in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships last week. Daniela took delivery of her new Felt IA just 48hrs before Worlds’ race day and immediately made the decision to make it her primary race bike.
The next major tri event on the schedule is the Kona Ironman World Championships on Oct 12 and Felt will be on-site the entire week before offering tech support to all Felt pro and AG’ers who have qualified. Hope to see some of you there!