In it's inaugural year as a IM 70.3 venue, St. George hosted the world's best triathletes to battle for the ever valuable world championship qualification points and the IM 70.3 U.S. Pro title.
At the end of the day, ENVE sponsored athlete and 2012 Ironman St. George Champion Meredith Kessler took top honors in the women's race with a eventual victory over Germany's Svenja Bazlen.
First out of the water and onto the bike Meredith chose to ride a combo of the Smart ENVE System 60mm front wheel and a 95mm rear to tackle the hilly St. George bike course. Exiting T2 Svenja had nearly a 5 minute lead which Meredith steadily whittled away at until mile 11 where Meredith took the lead for good. When asked about her ENVE wheels Meredith said, "I am very lucky to have a wheel sponsor that cares about the specific needs of triathletes, the comfort and stability of the Smart ENVE System wheels allows me to conserve energy on the bike so I can be fresher for the run.
ENVE Athletes Lesley Paterson and Emma-Kate Lidbury also had impressive performances against the stacked St. George field. Fresh off last weekends victory at the Whiskey 50 Offroad Lesley Paterson finished a respectable 6th place while recent IM 70.3 Texas winner Emma-Kate Lidbury finished 8th.
Nice job ladies!