Several of the sport’s top Ironman stars are set to race at this weekend’s Ironman Arizona triathlon in Tempe, Ariz. Eight of the athletes gathered at Tempe Town Lake for Friday’s Pro Panel. Click on the tabs on the left to see what each of them had to say.
All photos by Paul Phillips.
Leanda Cave on her third-place finish in Kona: “It’s taken me some time to get the hang of this Ironman thing. I think I have some minutes I can cut off of my time in Kona and that would put me into the lead in that race so I’m really looking forward to that over the next few years. It’s not very often I have a race where everything comes together. All of the races I’ve won in the past have been on days where everything has lined up correctly and I had the race of my life. I’m excited to race here and take on some of the best Americans in the sport. Hopefully I can continue my winning streak. I’ve trained with all of these girls. They’re all amazing. I’m in the same boat as everyone. I’m working to get some points, this is what I do for a living, and if you love what you do for a living then you do it well.“