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Weapon of Choice
April 8, 2021

Weapon of Choice || Hannah Wells

Hannah Wells has taken the New Zealand triathlon season by storm so far in 2021, winning a series of events including IRONMAN New Zealand, her first attempt at full distance.

The Team Internationals #6 has produced a number of impressive performances, and has now won three of her last four starts at Taupo, CHALLENGEWANAKA and the PTO-supported Rotorua Suffer.

Only a second-place finish at Tauranga Half stopped the 30-year-old from claiming a clean sweep of elite local events. She finished a close second to Team Internationals #1 Teresa Adam there.

Hannah didn’t have it all her own way in Taupo in her first full-distance outing – she trailed Rebecca Clarke by more than five minutes coming out of the water and had it all to do on land.

Hannah soon took to the front on two wheels though, and didn’t relinquish her lead the rest of the way. She was more than 11 minutes faster than Clarke over the 180km bike course.

A 3:10:50 marathon completed her fantastic day, again the fastest split of the entire field.

A total time of 9:01:49 in her first professional full-distance race will certainly have caught the attention of the Team Internationals captains with Collins Cup spots up for grabs over the next few months.

“Wow what a day!” Hannah exclaimed on her Instagram account after taking victory.

“IRONMAN distance sure is a long way! Yesterday was about tackling the tough moments and embracing the good ones through my first IRONMAN, aiming to deliver a pretty consistent day and enjoy my first ever long-distance race.

“So stoked I was able to do that and to take home the win on top is so special.”

Hannah has these ‘Weapons of Choice’ in her arsenal to chase that Collins Cup berth:

Swim

Goggles: FORM
Wetsuit: 2XU P2 Propel
Speedsuit: 2XU Prototype
Trisuit: 2XU Perform Suit
Sports Watch: Garmin Forerunner 945

Bike

Bike frame: Trek Speed Concept
Frame size: Small
Aerobars: 5150 Speedshop
Front wheel: ENVE 78s
Rear Wheel: ENVE Disc
Tyres: Continental GP5000
Tyre and Tube type: 25mm Clincher
Component Groupset: Shimano Ultegra Di2
Power meter: Favero Assioma Pedals
Head Unit: Garmin Edge 520
Crank Length: 155mm
Helmet: Giro Aerohead
Cycling Shoes: Custom Painted Fizik Aria’s
Saddle: ISM

Run

Shoes: Nike NEXT%
Heart Rate Monitor: Garmin HRM Dual
Eyewear: Oakley Radar

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