Congratulations to Laurel for putting on a great show at the Ironman South American Championships in Florianopolis, Brazil. She ran her way to a fifth place finish and to a personal best time of 9 hours, 9 minutes, including a 3:07 marathon.
We're always amazed by they way Laurel gets out there, races hard and fights her way to the finish, no matter what is happening in the race around her.
For more on Laurel's trip to Brazil, check out her Instagram feed (@athletestyle) - it's been keeping us entertained all weekend. Laurel will be back in the USA tomorrow and we can't wait to celebrate!
--Bec and Melissa
PS - feel free to leave Laurel a message or ask her any questions about the race in the comments section below.