Big Island’s Bree Wee Finishes 4th in Ironman Cozumel

Professional Tri-Athlete, Mother and Big Island’s own Bree Wee who just last month won her first Ironman was in Mexico this past weekend to compete in the Ironman 70.3 Cozumel race.

Before the race Bree wrote:

…Round #3 here in Cozumel.  And yet, this place feels different with a twist of the same.  Funny how islands have that effect on us, same place but forever new.  My first trip I was in the North part of town, last trip I was in the smack middle of town, this trip I am further South from town.  I like it here, but it’s way more quiet, as if the triathlon is not even here this Sunday.  I’ve yet to figure out if that’s a good thing or a bad thing for a girl like me. I’m going to just make it a positive thing….

The flight was you know, long.  It got longer when the plane broke and we sat on the runway for 3hrs.  Extra taper?  Extra rest, I fell asleep.  By the time we landed on the little island of Cozumel it was too late for check-in. In fact it was about dinner time!  My legs were so eager to run, my lungs were craving fresh air, and my heart was having a little wanderlust, so I ran…

Well the race was yesterday and I’m happy to report that Bree took a respectable 4th place.

Bree Wee crosses the finish line at Ironman Cozumel

Here are the splits and final times of her race:

Today Bree wrote:

The morning was usual butterflies meshed with excitement.  I’m over worrying about how my body feels race week and race day, after a year of feeling good only to race bad or feel bad only to race good, I’ve learned that through 70.3 miles or 140.6 miles our body will do for us what we push it to do.  Well, I could use some speed work to help with that, but you get what I’m saying. 

Prerace in the transition area was pretty scary for me.  I’m still like a rookie at the whole “pro in transition” thing. If I look too close at any girl and where she came from in the land of results it humbles me to the point of forgetting to focus on what I can do on the day.  With the likes of most the women’s 70.3 World Champs in the line up, my eyes fixed their gaze on what was within my control…

You can read more about Bree’s adventures as an athlete, mom and Big Island resident at her excellent blog “Bree Wee: Mom & Triathlete“.