Most improved (Female): Carol Braun
Carol did her first tri in 2011, but really turned up the heat when she raced her first Ironman in Chattanooga in 2017. She had a 12:25:28 finish, which placed her in the top 10% in her AG, and qualified her for Nationals. This year she focused on getting faster at the Olympic distance and her results were fantastic: 3rd AG at Rock Hall OLY; 1st AG at Diamond in the Rough OLY; 3rd AG at Colonial Beach OLY; and most impressively, at Nationals in Cleveland she qualified for Team USA at ITU Worlds! And to top it off she qualified for the Boston Marathon at September’s International Peace Marathon. 2018 has been a great year for Carol. Congrats!