McWane Ductile-Utah Intern Takes 1st Place in Ironman Race
September 28, 2015
We are proud to announce that McWane Ductile-Utah Engineering Intern Makinsie Davis took first place in her age division in the recent IRONMAN race in Lake Tahoe, California. Makinsie has competed in several iron man races, but this victory will qualify her to attend the Irondale Triathlon World Championship in Hawaii next year.
The clear water of the lake and the mountain views make Lake Tahoe was an incredibly beautiful venue for the race. Racers start out with a 2.4 mile swim with average low temperatures at Lake Tahoe which at this time of year is in the low 30s. Makinsie’s time for her swim was 1:05:57.
After the swimming portion of the race, racers ride a tough 112 mile course on the bicycle which has beautiful views, but lots of mountainous terrain. Mckinsie’s time for the biking portion of the race was 6:07:19.
The last portion of the race was the 26.2 mile running phase. Makinsie’s time was 4:42:05. It’s important to note that when coming from sea level, racers functional threshold power could be about 10% lower! Makinsie’s overall finishing time for the IRONMAN was 12:03:45. It’s been said that just finishing is a victory!
Congratulations Makinsie! You’ll have over 5,000 McWane team members pulling for you to win at the World Championship next year.