Angela Naeth has had a rocky past year plagued with injury, but the 2015 Ironman North American champion and multi-time podium finisher proved she’s getting back to top long course form with a win in the elite women’s field at the Colombia Threadneedle Boston Triathlon this morning.
Naeth tore up the Olympic distance course with a 22:08 minute swim (1.5 km), 50:33 minute bike (35 km) and 39:04 run (10 km). Her 1:53:28 finishing time put her 10th overall in the men’s field too.
“It’s awesome to be back racing,” Naeth told TMC after the race. “The feeling you get from swimming, biking and running is something that can’t be beat! I’m so grateful to every that helped me get back to health this year. I’m excited and can’t wait for my next race.”
Naeth, one of only pro Canadian women racing Kona last year, was forced to pull out after the bike (where she clocked the second fastest split of the day) due to a foot injury — she pulled a tendon in her foot just 12 days out from the race. She had surgery immediately afterwards which became infected earlier this year and put her in the hospital and out of training at a critical point in the season.
Now healthy, Naeth plans to race the upcoming Challenge Samorin in Slovakia and start looking ahead to next year with her eye on Kona.