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March 30, 2015


After what has seemed like a long winter it was a busy weekend for Team Orca with so many events going on around the world with our athletes in them! So we thought to keep it simple we’d give you everyone’s results right here in one place!

All the way over in Malta we had one of our newest athletes to join Team Orca, Spanish athlete Roger Serrano, take out 2nd place at Xterra Malta! This 1.5km swim, 30km mountain bike, 11km off-road run course was obviously a good one for this U23 Tri Cross Champion and signals a great start to the season for him! Roger in Malta pre-race

Meanwhile over in South Africa, Susie Cheetham (nee Hignett) killed it in her second ever full Ironman with a stunning third place! After exiting the water over 7mins down on the leader Jodie Swallow, it was surely Susie’s run that got her on the podium – with a time of 3:03:38 she had the fastest pro female run of the day to achieve her final finish time of 09:33:01. We look forward to seeing what Susie has in store for the rest of the season if this is how she kicks it off at Ironman South Africa!Susie crossing the finish line at IM South Africa

We love that we have athletes representing Orca all over the world and there was lots happening in New Zealand this past weekend with the ITU WTS Auckland in town! Unfortunately British Orca athlete Philip Graves had a bit of a bad day with a DNF. But it was great to see NZ up and comer Francesca Stafford achieve the silver medal in the Oceania Champs! Francesca Stafford on her way to silver at the Oceania Champs