LAKE PLACID — The SUNY Geneseo Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Head Coach, Dan Moore, placed 2nd place at the Lake Placid Ironman competition today and dedicated his race to his sister who recently passed away.
Moore, who will be entering his first season as head coach for the Knights’ men’s and women’s cross country program in 2015 after replacing legendary head coach Mike Woods, had an elite level performance on race day. Moore literally ran down the competition after finishing the 2.4 mile swim in 209th pace overall, crushing the 119 mile bike ride and then nailing a 26.2 mile run to earn the spectacular 2nd place overall podium finish.
“This Ironman was a special one as I dedicated the competition to my 27-year-old sister who passed away from a seven and a half year battle with brain cancer,” stated Moore. “She could not escape her hardships so I used this as motivation and would not allow myself to escape my pains today as I knew they would all be over at the end of the race
According to the Lake Placid Ironman Official site these were Moore’s splits:
2. 4 mile swim 1:05:14 overall (209)
112 mile bike 5:12:14 overall (9)
26.2 run 3:10:04 overall (2)
Moore had an 9:34:12 overall time, approximately 3 minutes behind Corey Deveaux who won the event.
With this performance Moore now qualifies to compete at the exclusive Ironman World Championship in Kailua Kona, Hawaii.