Allison Lind wins the 2012 Ironman 70.3 St. Croix 30-34 Age Group to Qualify for the Kona Ironman

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NY SportsMed physical therapist Allison Lind, found herself on top the podium in the women’s 30-34 age group at the Ironman 70.3 St. Croix, automatically qualifying her for the Kona Ironman.

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Allison bounced back to achieve a personal best in extremely tough conditions. Not only did she win 1st place, but she won her age group by a large margin in strong competition. She demonstrated such an amazing spirit and noble sportsmanship.

NY SportsMed physical therapist Allison Lind, found herself on top the podium in the women’s 30-34 age group at the Ironman 70.3 St. Croix. Only her second time competing in the St. Croix Ironman, Lind went from a second place finish in 2010 to a first place finish last week. Her performance automatically qualifies her for the Ironman World Championship held every October in Kona, Hawaii.

“Allison bounced back to achieve a personal best in extremely tough conditions. Not only did she win 1st place, but she won her age group by a large margin in strong competition. She demonstrated such an amazing spirit and noble sportsmanship. We look forward to her achievements in the Kona Ironman,” says Luke Bongiorno, Managing Director of NY SportsMed. The rainy weather did not deter Lind from a decisive finish. Allison completed the race with a personal best time of 5:11, a whole 14 minutes ahead of second place.

Lind is a natural born runner who entered the triathlon scene by accident. While recovering from an injury, the former Florida State University 5K runner took up biking and swimming to stay active. Working as a Doctor of Physical Therapy at NY Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy gives Lind the opportunity to apply her passion for running to her profession as a physical therapist. Allison leverages her athletic career as a runner and tri-athlete to effectively diagnose and treat patients. She helps her patients get back to active lifestyles through gait analysis (to ensure proper body mechanics) and tailored fitness regimens that expedite recovery. She will be helping to facilitate NY SportsMed’s Running Club, wherein expert physical therapists guide patients recovering from injury through training runs designed to help them get back into a safe running regimen.

Lind’s first attempt at the Ironman Kona landed her in 8th place. This year, Lind is poised to improve upon that finish. She is a member of the US Triatholon team and the NY SportsMed Running Club.

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