Monticeli did not win in Buenos Aires, she ended up in 3rd place in a time of 4:25:13. American Haley Chura had captured the title in 4:17:42 and Brit Kimberley Morrison earned the runner-up spot on that day.
Monticeli said she was disappointed by the result and decided to walk away from the "experiment."
"It did not change my performance at all. I did not win the IRONMAN 70.3 Buenos Aires, I did nothing different from what I always did in tests, I was frustrated, because I 'had' to win. Last year I had a better time than this year's event. I thought ok, high risk for zero benefit.," said Monticeli.
Monticeli stated that she feels bad about what she had done and for all the people who had been looking up to her. She also revealed that she had contemplated suicide.
For the complete letter of Ariane Monticeli check MundoTri.br
, the South American triathlon site that received the letter from Monticeli.