Archive for January, 2010

Laura: an IM performance of the Decade!

Laura was recently mentioned in Kevin Mackinnon’s list of Ironman Performances of the Decade. Specifically her 2001 Ironman win in the 45-49 Age Group.

An excerpt from the article:

“Laura Sophiea, 46, from Pleasant Ridge, MI, upsets 12-time age group champion Missy LeStrange, 49, by winning the women’s 45-49 age group. ”

For some more inspiration view the entire article here!

Laura Qualifies for Kona at IMFL

An except for the article on the women who qualified for Kona (2010 Ironman World Championships) at 2009 Ironman Florida:

Laura Sophiea (W50-54) is a gifted age-group veteran. Barring catastrophe, when she toes the line, everyone else is looking for second place. She holds course records and has been the age group champion in Kona. Her time of 10:27:25 put her home 55 minutes ahead of Gail Norman (11:22:32).

Read the full article here.