After couples I.T.U races in US I came back to Brazil to race the National Championship in Rio de Janeiro.
That was the second stage of three races where the athlete who scores more points It will take the National Title for 2009.
As I won the first race in April everybody knew if I would strike another good result I would have the championship on my hands.
With 30 Pro athletes on the start line the race looks to be very competitive, however I just had a perfect day and put together a very good performance all the long, after a good start on the beach and a very sprint in the first 100meter on the water I just settle myself in the feet of the leader, the pace was very strong for the first 300meter when myself and another three athletes got a little gap on the group.
Close to the second boil It was seeming the pacing start to get slower that was when I attacked with my Brazilian training partner Marcos Vinicius and both of us just leave all the other competitor behind to start the bike part with a nice gap to the main group.
We know how to work together on the bike very well and that just made the distance between us and the pack just increase. So by the time we got on T2 we had enough time to not worry any more with the other, the race it would be just between us. I could feel Marcos very tired right on the begging and use that on my advantage to push even more my pacing. After couple Kilometers He was not able to keep up with me anymore and I started to run solo to the cross the finish line once again in first position and pretty much secure a the National Brazilian title for this year once I got a comfortable leading on the points table.
1 – Reinaldo Colucci SP 1h54:12
2 – Marcos Vinicius SP 1h55:49
3 – Adriano Sachetto MG 1h56:55
4 – Diogo Sclebin MG 1h58:18
5 – Bruno Matheus SP 1h58:32
Pamella Oliveria ES 2h17:00
Vanessa Gianinni SP 2H18:48
Fernanda Garcia SP 2H20:42
Tuany Viegas SP 2H21:39
Caroline Furiela SP 2H22:39