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Time Trial Tuesday: Linsey Corbin’s Trek Speed Concept

Linsey Corbin on the bike at the Ironman World Championship 2019.

After successfully defending her Ironman Wisconsin title in September, Linsey Corbin returned to the Ironman World Championship a month later, finishing 10th for the second year in a row on her Trek Speed Concept with its 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame and drag-reducing Kammtail Virtual Foil (KVF) tube shaping. As impressive as her Kona performance was, her wins in Wisconsin (including a course-record 9:12:39 set last year which included a 4:59:01 bike split on the tough Wisconsin course) have also been a big deal for her bike sponsor, Trek, which is based in Waterloo, Wisconsin, just 40 km from the race start in Madison.

Corbin on the bike on her way to the win at the 2019 Ironman Wisconsin triathlon.

Corbin’s bike in Kona featured a different paint job and wheels than the one she used in Madison – her black Speed Concept with chrome decals certainly stood out along the Queen K. She rides with Bontrager wheels, Speedplay pedals and SRAM components.

Corbin nears the end of the bike course in Kona.

Corbin posted a 5:00:25 bike split in Kona, then followed that up with a 3:03:50 marathon for her fifth top-10 finish, making her one of the most consistent American performers on the Big Island since her first appearance as a pro in 2006. Her top finish at the Ironman World Championship is her fifth-place finish in 2008.

She is also the fastest American ever over the full distance, having posted an 8:42:42 finish time at Ironman Austria in 2014.