Lisa Becharas’ promising start to 2021 continued at IRONMAN 70.3 Texas as she claimed a commendable eighth-place finish.
The budding American star has gradually grown accustomed to elite professional racing since her debut in 2018, and her results so far in 2021 have been a testament to that progress.
The following month brought another laudable result in Texas as she claimed a top-10 finish with an assured display.
Becharas crossed the finish line in 4:20:10 in Texas, just over two minutes behind triathlon veteran and serial 70.3 race winner Jackie Hering.
She was understandably delighted with her performance and thanked Hering for her words of motivation in the closing stages of the race.
“I am so stoked on 8th place at Texas 70.3!” she posted on social media after the race.
“Proud of how far I’ve come and the effort I put in today! Congrats to @skyemoench for the win and absolutely drilling the bike! I tried to keep up!
“Thanks for giving me a pep talk with 3 miles to go @jackiemhering! I love this sport, racing with these badass ladies and building my dream!
“Thank you for all the cheers out there! I wish I could personally thank you all!”
Lisa will be hoping to continue on her upward trajectory over the rest of year, with the prospect of securing a place with Team USA for the Collins Cup still within reach.
Here are Lisa’s ‘Weapons of Choice’:
Goggles: Speedo Hydrospec
Wetsuit: Roka Maverick
Trisuit: Varlo Performance Apparel
Sports Watch: Garmin 945
Bike frame: Quintanaroo PR6 disc
Frame size: 52
Aerobars: Zipp Vuka
Front wheel: ORR Cycling 8.4
Tyres: Continental Grand Prix 4000s
Component Groupset: Shimano Ultegra
Crank Length: 170mm
Helmet: Giro Aerohead
Cycling Shoes: Shimano S-Phyre
Shoes: Saucony Shift
Heart Rate Monitor: Garmin
Eyewear: Roka Sunglasses
Headwear: Qt2 Systems Visor