First Out Of The Water in Kona
blueseventy athlete Dylan McNeice was first out of the water in the PZ4TX swimskin at the 2015 IRONMAN World Championships emerging from Kailua Bay in a swift 50:45 followed closely by eventual overall winner Jan Frodeno. New Zealander McNeice kicked off the 2015 season by winning his third Challenge Wanaka title and just two weeks later, set a new Ironman New Zealand swim course record with a 44:25 split in our Helix wetsuit. Dylan finished on the podium behind greats Cam Brown and Terenzo Bozzone. Another top three result at IRONMAN Cairns secured his slot for his first IRONMAN World Championships. Dylan competed in Kona in a custom version of our popular TX2000 tri suit.
McNeice on the bike in our TX2000 tri suit
Heather Jackson turned pro at the end of 2009 and began a steady climb toward the top of the 70.3 World Championships podium (5th in 2010, 4th in 2011, 3rd in 2012 and 2nd in 2013). She kicked off this season by winning 70.3 Oceanside, but after a disappointing IRONMAN Texas she rebounded a month later to dominate a crazy hot IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene. Heather last competed in Kona as an amateur in 2008 when she won the 18-24 age group. Heather's 3:07 marathon brought her home 5th for the pro women.
Leanda Cave has won a World Championship at every distance starting with the 2002 ITU short course and then the 2007 ITU long course. In 2012 she won both the 70.3 and IRONMAN World Championships, the only female in triathlon history up until this year to accomplish both feats in a single year. Leanda arrived in Kona this year rested and ready, after a solid string of results - 2nd at IRONMAN North America Championships, 1st at Cannes International Triathlon and 8th at a competitive early season Challenge Dubai. Her 2015 race started with a great swim, but a crash on the bike derailed her 2015 goals and she failed to finish the race.