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Rob Thomas competes in World Championships

On September 1st in Lausanne, Switzerland the 2019 International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Grand Finale took place. More than 4000 professional and amateur athletes from all over the world took part in this world championship on the shores of Lake Geneva. WAC member, Rob Thomas had the honor to compete representing the United States in the 60 to 64 male age group in the Olympic distance. An Olympic distance triathlon is made up of a .93 M swim followed by a 24.85 M bike and finishes with a 6.2 M run. Rob finished 10th out of 74 in his age group with a time of 2 hours 37 minutes and 28 seconds. He was the second US finisher in his age group following men from Germany, Canada, Switzerland, France, Great Britain, Spain and the Netherlands. This wonderful experience in an amazing setting was the culmination of a great triathlon season and the results of the hard work in the pool, on the bike and on the run around Westlake. Please join me in congratulating Rob for a great race and the awesome honor of competing in the World Championships!