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ima Staff Member Gets Second in Age Group in San Diego Classic Triathlon
Drew Vanderwert Took 2nd Place for His Age Group in San Diego Classic Triathlon
This was Drew’s first Olympic distance triathlon, although he has done several sprint distance triathlons. His strongest event is the swim, putting him out in front from the beginning. “I had a very strong swim and had a lot of gas in the tank at the end of the swim, which I was able to carry over into the 25 mile bike where I held a 22 mph average.” The bike was a constant up and down, with very little flat riding, not a typical for a triathlon. Typically courses are a little more flat; however, climbing is one of Drew’s strengths. The run is where Drew still feels he needs work, and, in the past it has taken his body a little while to settle into the run. However, he was able to pick up the run in this race quite rapidly, and he was able to hold a 7 min 27sec pace for 10K.
Drew trained three months, almost daily, with some two-a-days work outs with swimming or running in the morning and biking or running in the evenings. At the peak he was riding 40 miles each night and running 3-5 miles afterwards. He did quite a few "Bricks" (Bike-Run-Ick)
ima is proud of Drew as he exemplifies a healthy lifestyle reflected in ima’s corporate culture. ima is also sponsoring Drew along with Aaron Olson and Joe Perez at the upcoming Newport Beach Triathlon.
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