Howie Nordstrom….congratulations on a 9:57 at IM Austria and 11th in the 50-54 age group! Swim 1:10, Bike 5:11, and a sensational 3:27 negative split marathon to finish. Super close in this age group with about 12 minutes from 5th to 11th. Awesome race execution, mate. Just 10 days ago I think Howie was even questioning if he would finish the race let alone be able to perform well, but he kept the faith. Top job, mate! I know you’ve gone up another level mentally from this one, too…you KNOW that a Kona slot REALLY is close at hand now!! Well done!