After over a year of aggressive altitude training in Aspen, Colorado, Jason Fitzhugh excelled against his low altitude competitors at this year's Ironman Florida 70.3. His race began with aswim of 31.44. He had a strong bike of 2:35:01, notwithstanding a trip to the penalty tent, and finished with his usual stellar runin 1:28:10 for a finish time of 4:39:06, another podium. This day also happened to be his birthday. He thought about racing in his birthday suit for added aerodynamics but Oliveros convinced him otherwise.