AHS grad Scott Bowe competes in the biking portion of the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii Oct. 13. Photo Provided

Bowe competes in Ironman World Championships

Published 6:39pm Sunday, October 21, 2012

Former Austin High Swimmer and Track team member Scott Bowe continued to make his mark as an elite tri-athlete at what is considered the Super Bowl of Triathlons, the Ironman World Championship with a finish and a time of nine hours, 25 minutes, eight seconds. It was Boe’s second fastest time in an Ironman contest, besting last year’s race time by 10 minutes and 2 seconds.

Bowe finished 81st overall out of 1,900 of the World’s best tri-athletes at the Ironman World Championships held Oct. 13 at Kona, Hawaii and he was 77th in the men’s overall division.

Bowe was 14th out of 164 entries in Male 30-34 age group.

This year’s race was a great improvement over last year Bowe when finished 53rd in his age group and 214th over-all with a time of 9:35.15.

In its 34th year, IRONMAN World Championship features the top Triathletes in the world. This year’s race had 1900 entries tough taking on the Kona course with its fierce crosswinds and weather extremes. Kona is considered to be one of the toughest triathlon courses in the world.

1998 Austin High Grad Scott Bowe gained entry into the 2012 Ironman World Championship by earning a qualifying slot at two of the 28 qualifying events held worldwide, winning the Overall Age group division at Ironnman Arizona-Tempe over 2,400 in November of 2011 and a second place 30-31 Age group finish at Ironman Couer d’Lane, Idaho in June of 2012.

Scott Bowe runs in the Ironman World Championshps. Photo Provided

This was Bowe’s third World Championship and his 12th Ironman. He competed at the World Championships in 2008, and 2011.

Bowe is a 1998 Austin grad, who now lives in West Allis, Wis. He was a five-time All Big Nine swimmer and a three-time letter winner in track at AHS and he went on to be a four-year letter winner swimmer at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

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