Joe Maloy Deploys a 5 Minute Mile to Win
Joe Maloy came out of the water in 3rd place less than 1 minute behind the leaders on the Lifetime Olympic distance triathlon in Oceanside, CA. He dropped back to 5th place on the fast, flat 26 mile bike course and had nearly a two minute deficit to make up on the run. Which he did.
He ran a blistering 5 minute mile pace to catch the menís leader Cameron Dye. Right off of the bike Maloy looked good, fast and loose. Early in the run, it was evident that if he could maintain that composure and pace he could pass the leaders. And, he did. After the run shook out, he finished with a 25 second lead over his closest competitor and put over two and a half minutes on Cameron Dye who finished in 3rd.
Even on a short course, so much happens on the run.