Monday, November 10, 2008
Victor Plata wins Treasure Island ITU Pan-American Cup
Photo: USA Triathlon / Jason Mucher
Victor Plata wins ITU Pan American Cup in San Francisco
The 35-year-old Plata - who won at the Pacific Grove Triathlon just a few weeks ago - used a strong run to pull away from Olympian Matt Reed and win in 1:54:29. Joe Umphenour was second in 1:54:47, with Brian Fleischmann in third in 1:55:03.
"I think this is the biggest win in my career," said an emotional Plata, who pumped both arms in the air after breaking through the finish tape. "I'm so blessed today, so lucky. I've had a pretty tough go of it. It was a great way to finish the season. I came in dead last at the Olympic Trials. It was rough. I took a couple months off then really resurrected my season at Pacific Grove."
Victor wore a blue and white Skinfit Speedsuit II on his way to his great win. Here is what Victor says about the Skinfit Speedsuit II:
"A triathlon racing uniform has to reduce drag in the swim, feel comfortable on the bike, and keep me cool on the run. The Skinfit Tri Speedsuit meets all of my racing requirements, and looks great too! "
The entire Skinfit USA team would like to congratulate Victor on his outstanding results to close out the 2008 season. Great job, Vic!