With the air temperature below freezing the Greg entered the waters of Lake Tahoe with over 2,000 other athletes. Below he exits the water with a swim time of 1:05:41 as steam is coming off the water.
Greg got on his Scott Foil 20 from Bike Improve which had ice on the seat and top tube which formed during the swim leg. His road bike helped him maneuver the course that climbed 7,000 feet and had a high elevation point of 7,179 feet at Brockway Summit. Greg finished the bike course in 5:49:13 moving from 223rd place to 59th place.
In his first marathon ever, Greg was able to maintain sub 8 minute miles for a majority of the run, finishing the run in a time of 3:17:23. Greg’s overall time was 10:23:32.
Greg finished 2nd in his age group of 25-29 and earned a spot at the Ironman world championships in Kona, Hawaii! He was 32nd overall and only the 7th amateur athlete to cross the finish line!