Michael Weiss Disappointed In St. George DNF

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Defending champion expresses disappointment about his “bad day” in St. George.

Defending champion Michael Weiss knew when he got out of the water of the Sand Hollow Reservoir, something wasn’t right about his quest in the 2011 Ford Ironman St. George.

He admitted he had a miserable swim, and then on the bike things went from bad to worse.

Weiss’ back began to tighten up and his quads started to cramp up.

Eventually, Weiss threw in the towel on his attempt to claim another Ironman St. George title.

“I’m very disappointed,” Weiss said. “As a sportsman, you’re going to have off days. You can’t always have great days. Sometimes you have OK days, but there are also bad days. That happened to me today.

“You’re allowed to have a bad day and it makes you stronger and tougher. I call it a lesson learned.”

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