Photo: ShutterstockIt was the biggest race of Jason Weaver’s life, and he was lost. On the first day of Ultraman Florida 2015, a three-day stage race covering 321.6 miles, Weaver blazed out of the swim leg and hopped on his bike in transition with laser-like focus. A little too much focus, Weaver later admitted:
“I became a little overly aggressive coming out of transition. I had studied the maps multiple times and knew there was an out-and-back by the airport soon after transition. With my head down and admittedly going too hard to start, I blew past that turn and took the next turn off the main road, which was also part of the actual course.”
About 20 miles into the bike ride, Weaver realised he had not seen his crew since leaving transition. With equal parts worry and anger, Weaver assumed his crew had gotten lost and he would not be able to restock fuel for the next section of the bike leg. Suddenly, he had a moment of clarity:
“I was riding through this neighbourhood, and started...