Szen completes first Ironman in Texas
This past weekend marked a great moment for AES athlete Brandi Szen. A veteran of several half-Ironman events, Brandi wanted to step up to the full distance this year. She chose the Ironman Texas and finished in style, complete with Texan cowboy hat:
Completing this race was the happy result of months of hard training, the likes of which Brandi had never before undertaken. She truly rose to the occasion, kept her focus through the rough times, and finished strong in the top half of her field. I think it was nearly as emotional for me to watch her finish as it was for her to finish. Congratulations, Brandi - you earned every bit of it!