Needed some time to process what happened on Sunday, day started well with a decent swim and the first few miles of the bike the legs were there and I was riding strong and was in the thick of it. Then the course reached around my rear wheel and ground me to a halt too many times to count. I fought to mile 14 of the bike then just started to unravel. Once the bleeding started the flood gates began to open more and more through the last 5 miles. I had no desire to go out on the run but I made a commitment to finish as dropping out just because I was no longer in it or because it was not fun and I wasn't where I hoped to be place wise is not an option. I knew I would regret dropping out more than the struggle through to make it to the finish.
Huge congrats to @romakerson
for putting together the best performance and earning the title of World Champion.
The first pick very adequately showcases my feelings post race, especially toward the mud and course.
It was a great year traveling and racing with @karstenmad
they struggled through the race just as much but were stronger in all aspects and had stellar races.
Thank you to everyone that has supported my journey through this year, and over the past many years it would not be possible without you.
@paulmitchellus @mitchtheman #SportYourStyle
@srmpower @procyclingwarehouse @coloradorunningcompany @durata_training @rudyprojectna @nilsnilsen #chrisjonesMD
Finally thank to @brianarickertsen
for always being there for me your love and support means the world, and all the adventures have been 110x better with you there by my side. 📸@karstenmad