The Athlete of the month, for the month August is.... Katie Larson
Wow wow wow!
I’m blown away!
I knew she had it in her, but it’s totally awesome when it comes off on the day.
Katie finished her first ever Comrades in a mighty impressive 8h 44m. This is some going! Especially in a brutal 90k race! To get a Bill Rowan medal you need to finish in under 9 hours. She did it with 16 mins to spare!
Smiling from start to finish, she attracted those good vibes to her. So much of this race is in mind and clearly Katie clearly has a strong one. In fact, she said she felt comfortable throughout! Wow! Can’t wait to see what next year brings!
It hasn’t all been smooth sailing in the build-up. Katie unfortunately had niggle issues a few months ago. However, by training smart and working closely with physio at the R&D group. She did everything right at the time which seemed to pay off.
What a phenomenal run Katie! I knew you could do it! It’s so nice to see it come together on race day! After chatting to you at the 60k mark, I knew it was going to be a GREAT day, and so it was! One of the happiest runners I saw on route and rightly so!
ONWARDS AND UPWARDS!!
Who will be the athlete of the month for September??