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Ironman 70.3 World Champs Preview: Taylor Reid


Taylor Reid burst onto the 70.3 distance scene this past spring with a sixth place finish at the 70.3 California in a stacked field and followed that with a second place finish (less than a minute behind Lionel Sanders) at Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant and then a win at Challenge St. Andrews half. The young pro and regular contributor to TMC has landed in Austria and is ready for the world stage on Sunday. Here is our chat with Reid.

TMC: How are you feeling going into Sunday’s race?

Taylor Reid: Feeling as good as I ever have. But when it really comes down to it, it does not matter how you feel on race day, you just have to preform.

TMC: What is your goal in Austria?

TR: My goal this year is to place in the top 10. I will be aiming to be less than 90 second down from the leaders out of the water and work my way up from there. I also hope to have a personal best time on the run.

TMC: How are you adjusting to the time change?

TR: I am adjusting very well. You just have to be very disciplined on the first day or two.

TMC: This must be an A race of the year, but what’s next for you?

TR: Once I found out I was racing at the 70.3 World Championship I shifted a few races around to make this a high priority race. I do not really have A level race at this point as all races are worth going into prepared.


Good luck Taylor!