Hi sponsors! I’m pleased to announce the start of my 2013 race season. Sunday I competed in the Roatan ITU Continental Cup (Honduras) and had a 2nd place finish. It was an exciting race with an extremely hilly and technical 40k bike course. The small field of athletes included London Olympian, Leonardo Chacon (currently ranked 61st in the world), and USAT National Team member, Greg Billington (currently ranked 63rd in the world).

Roatan 2-17-2013_-_94

The race started with a good swim. I exited the water in 3rd position and quickly separated into the lead pack of 5 on the bike.  Together we built a solid lead on the chasing athletes. Partway through the ride, 2 athletes in our group wrecked out on slick roads. Later, Billington had some tire trouble on the last hill, leaving Chacon and me with a minute lead going into the run. Coming off the bike I was pleased with my early season fitness as I ran to my first Continental Cup podium finish.

Roatan 2-17-2013_-_98

 All of you are so important to my success. With your support, I’m looking forward to big things this season as I continue to charge for the 2016 Olympics.

William Huffman