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Hy-Vee Triathlon: Women’s Pro Preview

  • By Triathlete.com
  • Published Sep 1, 2011
  • Updated Sep 2, 2011 at 5:13 PM UTC
Photo: Triathlon.org

Annabel Luxford (AUS)

Photo: Triathlon.org

How she qualified: 1,100 points in the 5150 series

8th at St. Anthony’s

1st at Boulder

Luxford is a crossover from the ITU circuit where she has had considerable success. In the 2004-2006 seasons, Luxford won four ITU World Cups, but recently has struggled with injuries. She qualified for Hy-Vee by winning the Boulder 5150 against quality competition. Her eighth place at St. Anthony’s isn’t indicative of her true ability, as she was racing with an illness. Luxford will be dangerous with her front-of-the-pack swim and very capable time trialing capabilities. While Luxford isn’t among the fastest of the runners, she is fast enough to hold her place in the front of the field

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