Jeanni Seymour Training & Racing News
August, 2017

Hello!

Thank you for following my racing season! I'm coming off two victories just two weeks apart - Challenge Iceland and IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder. Every win is memorable and unique, but these two were especially meaningful to me. 

It was amazing to get a double win with Justin amidst the breathtaking beauty and formidable conditions of Challenge Iceland. I had to dig deep to clinch the win in the final 500m. Links to my race report, photos, and race highlights are below.

Then this past weekend I earned the win at IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder. I am originally from Johannesburg, South Africa but Boulder is my adopted home. It is where I have chosen to make my life here in the USA and a city that I hold very close to my heart. I started coming here in 2012 as a kid with a road bike and a dream of being a "pro" triathlete! 

Nothing happens overnight. It's a long journey, but the hard work is paying off and I look forward to seeing where it will take me! Next up is the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga on September 9!

Thank you to the Timex Multisport Team, my coach Jesse Kropelnicki at QT2 Systems, Justin Metzler, and to our sponsors, family, and friends who make the journey wonderful! 
 
IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder - August 5
1st - 4:07:54
with Leslie Smith (2nd) and Alicia Kaye (3rd)
"Jeanni Seymour is one of the hottest properties in half-distance racing at the moment. The recent Challenge Iceland winner has been on the podium at her last 10 outings and is showing no signs of that changing. She is clearly the one that they have to beat here as she rolls towards the 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga this September."
Race Report
(excerpted from full blog report)

I love racing in Boulder and it honestly feels like a hometown race for me. Racing at altitude never feels good but the comfort of knowing the course, sleeping in my own bed and not having to fly halfway across the planet makes this race incredibly convenient. 
 
I made a small tactical error early in the swim and I missed out on a big goal of mine which was to swim on the feet of speedy swimmer Alicia Kaye. I ended up swimming comfortably in the chase group with Leanda Cave and Katy Evans. After not having the swim I had hoped for, I focused my attention on the bike- an area that I have been putting the majority of my training attention into.

I rode solo for the majority of the bike ride and had one of my career best rides, matching the pace of Alicia and having the third fastest bike split of the day. The run course at Boulder is one of my favorite routes and I train on those roads at least once a week. I can typically rely on my run no matter the circumstance so I was confident I could make up the 90 second deficit I had coming off the bike. I was able to catch Alicia just after mile 4 and comfortably maintained the lead for the rest of the race to take my fourth win of the season! 
             
Media
IRONMAN 70.3 Pro Panel
 
Challenge Iceland - July 23
1st - 4:18:02
Challenge Iceland Race Report
(excerpted from full blog report)

I came to Iceland for a unique experience and to race with no expectations after a quality training block. Without a doubt, the highlight the trip was being able to win on the same day with my boyfriend, Justin Metzler. We train for days like this and being with him to celebrate his first professional win was incredible. We've trained together across thousands and thousands of miles and to see that work pay off for both of us at Challenge Iceland was really special.

The water was too cold for me to do a warm up so I made the call to just do my usual 10min warm up jog and entered the frigid glacier-fed water seconds before the gun went off. The start is always a challenge without a proper warm up and I struggled to get going in the first few hundred meters. In these conditions the best course of action is to build the effort throughout the swim and even with this strategy I found myself with frozen fingers and gasping for air as the cold restricted my breathing. I had initially anticipated a bit of a gap out of the water but the point to point swim course and strong wind-assisted current make it tough to get a gap on the field. I still came out of the water first but...

Media
Race Schedule & Results
Race
Date
Result
Time
IRONMAN 70.3 Liuzhou
April 1
1st 4:08:08
fastest run
IRONMAN 70.3 St. George
May 6
2nd 4:15:12
IRONMAN 70.3 Monterrey May 14 1st 4:07:51
Challenge Iceland
July 2
1st 4:18:02
IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder
August 5
1st 4:07:54
IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship September 9

Sponsors
For sponsorship inquires for Jeanni Seymour, contact John Jones at sponsors@fortyninegroup.com.


Coaching and training provided by Jesse Kropelnicki at QT2 Systems.

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