An except for the Iroman.com 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.