Riding 106 miles in 4 hours 22 minutes 18.75 seconds is enough to tire anyone out. But, competing in the Arizona Ironman in Tempe tomorrow right after riding 106 miles—are you kidding?
Nope. Chris Demarchi, who is from Los Angeles and rides for Monster Media Racing is doing just that.
Oh, and by the way, he finished sixth in El Tour.
Not bad for a typical day of work for him.
Demarchi, who has raced professionally for 18 years, has a plan to get ready for tomorrow.
“I’m leaving in an hour,” he said. “After my drive (to Tempe), I’ll eat, get my protein in, shower and get off my legs—do some compression.”
What kept him just out of the leaders pack in El Tour this year?
“I dropped a chain coming out of the wash and once that happened, I was out of it,” he said. Those guys (the top four finishers, all from the Mexican National team) just had it today.”