Timothy O’Donnell Places Second in Brazil


Tim O'Donnell

With beautiful blue skies, light wind and calm waters on Sunday, Garmin triathlete Timothy O’Donnell pushed the pace under eight hours at the IRONMAN Latin American Championships in Brazil.

O’Donnell finished with a time of 7:55:56 which was good enough for second place. Marino Vanhoenacker ended up winning with a time of 7:53:44. 
Tim O'Donnell TweetO’Donnell stayed in front of the pack through the cycling and swimming legs. After falling off the pace he made a late charge in the running portion. O’Donnell came within 30 seconds of the leader Vanhoenacker at the 19-mile mark, but could not pull ahead of him.

Before the competition, O’Donnell discussed what it would take to keep this level of training up throughout 2015.

“It’s really about strength and weakness,” he said. “With all the swimming experience I can prioritize that then my running and biking. It’s all about being smart with your energy system. That will really help you address the weakness.”

With the strong performance in Brazil, O’Donnell now moves onto the summer legs of his schedule. First, he will race at the TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon on June 28, 2015. Then, it’s on to Ironman 70.3 Muskoka on July 5, 2015 and Timberman on August 16, 2015. 

Another Garmin athlete also made it into the Top 5. Brazil’s Igor Amorelli broke the eight hour barrier as well with a fourth-place time of 7:59:36. 

Continue to follow Garmin Fitness on social media for more updates on Timothy and the other Garmin athletes throughout the summer! 

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