Revolution3 Triathlon kicked off its 2012 season in the tropics again with the second running of its Rev3 Costa Rica Triathlon event in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica, in the Guanacaste province. On a sunny and beautiful day in paradise American's Cameron Dye and Nicole Kelleher win the Olympic Distance Rev3 Costa Rica Triathlon. The Olympic Distance race was one of four races contested in the weekend of festivities for Revolution3's only international destination race. A Kids triathlon as wells a both a Sprint Distance and Half Iron were the other races that took place.
Dye takes care of the defending champ and local native Leonardo Chacón. Both came out of the water in front and exited T1 together along with Brian Fleischmann and Manny Huerta. Dye pedaled himself to a nice lead coming into T2, well ahead of the next two men, Chris Foster and Michael Poole. The next group included Fleischmann, Huerta and Chacón. Dye hung tough in the hot and humid conditions to stay ahead of a charging Huerta for the win. Huerta again finishes the day in second, like he did last year. Chacón finishes the day in front of his fan local, cheering fans in sixth place. Up and coming star Jesse Thomas rounded out the top 3.
2012 Rev3 Costa Rica OlympicRev Triathlon Results:
Playa Conchal, Costa Rica - March 18, 2012
|Pro Men Results||Time||
|Pro Women Results||Time|
The race last year took place in February and was won by Kelly Williamson, but she was in San Juan to defend her other title instead this year. That wasn't an issue for the women's as the race attracted a strong pro field again. Brianna Blanchard headed into T1 from the swim in first, with a group of chase women right behind her. Malika Homo was strong out on the bike course, but it was Kelleher who came into T2 first with Bree Wee about a minute behind her. From there Kelleher extended her lead on the two loop run course for the victory with Wee taking second. Wee moves up from 5th place last year.
In the other race of the day, Pierina Luncio is the Womens HalfREV Champion along with Mike Hermanson who won the men's HalfREV race.
Check out the Revolution3 Triathlon Facebook page for pictures and videos from the race in Costa Rica.