Luray Olympic Triathlon sees a First – Landau bested by not one, but TWO clients !
In their last meeting, the trash-talking “TriathlonTrialLawyer” got beat by the “Abdominator” Rob Urbach, BUT he of the 0% body fat got not one, not two, BUT 3 “bogus blocking” penalties on the crowded Culpeper course, adding 6 minutes to his time ! So Landau finished ahead in the scoring even though “Rocket Rob” finished first and BOTH finished out of the money in this Virginia Triathlon Series sprint race. However, Rob was still comfortably in 1st place in the overall standings, & was poised to have a good race over the longer, Olympic Distance course.
On race morning, it was foggy and warm, and the day turned out to be a beauty. It was a 2 loop swim, bike, run course, with plenty of hills (even in the lake !). Starting in the last wave, Landau lost sight of “The Rocket” after 7 strokes and 6 crunches. Even his famed echolocation failed. While no one successfully passed The “TTTTL” on the bike, unbeknownst to him, he was still almost 90 sec. behind. Urbach’s incredible transitions only gave the fast-stripping Landau 2 seconds ! [Race Report continued tomorrow .]