I hope everyone is having a great summer! I just recently competed in IRONMAN 70.3 Ecuador which took place in Manta. This year was a special time because Manta experienced some devastating earthquakes that took the lives and homes of many. I for sure thought the race would be canceled but the people of Manta worked really hard to make it happen.

There were over 20,000 spectators out on race day cheering so loud. I showed up at the race healthy and ready to defend my title from 2015.  I put together a solid race and I was so happy to cross the line first after a tough first half of the year. 

Race travel presents its own challenges. Due to delays, it took me 26 hours to get to Manta. Then on the return trip, I picked up a cold. That resulted in a cancelled trip to race Challenge Finland, which was disappointing but necessary.

I am hoping to take the momentum from Ecuador into my lead up for Beijing International Triathlon where I hope to defend my title there as well! As for now, I will watch my friends compete in Rio and train hard for the next one! 

   
Racing

IRONMAN 70.3 Ecuador
Manta, Ecuador, July 31
1st Place - 4:20:41 - repeat winner (2015, 2016)
fastest swim and run splits, 2nd fastest bike split

Race recap from  Slowtwitch : "At 5k into the run, Goss cut the elastic band that linked her to Wassner, opening a 20 seconds margin, and expanded that to 1:51 at 10.3km. After a women's-best 1:24:22 run, Goss finished in 4:20:41 with a 5:40 margin of victory over Wassner and 14:23 over 3rd-place finisher Tastets."




Race Recaps
Beals, Goss win Ecuador 70.3by Timothy Carlson for Slowtwitch.com, July 31, 2016
Manta Celebrates Champions in Ecuador, by Shawn Skene for IRONMAN.com, August 1, 2016


Races
Place
Race Date Location
7th
IRONMAN 70.3 Pan American Pro Championship Panama
Jan 31 Panama
3rd St. Anthony's Triathlon April 24 St. Petersburg, FL
5th
Wildflower Triathlon April 30 Lake San Antonio, CA
5th
Escape from Alcatraz June 12 San Francisco, CA
1st
Challenge San Gil July 3 Querétaro, Mexico
1st
IRONMAN 70.3 Ecuador  July 31 Manta, Ecuador

Beijing International Tri Sept 11 Beijing, China

IRONMAN 70.3 Miami Oct 23 Miami, FL

IRONMAN 70.3 Punda Del Este
Nov 27 Puna Del Este, Uruguay

IRONMAN 70.3 Cartagena
Dec 4 Cartagena, Columbia
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At the HOKA booth at IRONMAN Boulder with Kevin Collington


Honored to speak at the  Udi's Gluten Free Athlete Summit on August 4 in Boulder. 
As a pro athlete, you're constantly on the go. Udi's has helped me have go-to snacks while I'm training