31 Mar '12, 6pm

Potts, McQuaid Win In Oceanside: Andy Potts and Melanie McQuaid took the early-season victories at today's Ironm...

American Andy Potts and Canadian Melanie McQuaid took the victories over a strong field at the Ironman 70.3 California in Oceanside. The race started under cloudy and slightly misty conditions, with an air temperature in the mid-50s and a water temperature of about 58 degrees, which McQuaid said was an advantage for her since she trains in Canada. The temperature affected Potts’ T2 slightly, however: “It was really cold; I was really struggling in T2,” he said after the race. “I couldn’t open my socks and I was really struggling to unstrap my helmet. I could barely hold my bottle. Thank God for Di2 or else I would have been stuck in the same gear the entire ride.”

Full article: http://triathlon.competitor.com/2012/03/news/potts-mcquai...

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