Congratulations to Don Ennis who raced Finland 70.3! Don finished in 6:32. Racing in Europe is a highlight for any endurance athlete. If you ever get the chance, go for it! Don will be racing IMAZ later this fall.
Over July 4th, we had two athletes race a timed mile up in Flagstaff at the Flagstaff Downtown Mile. Kyrsten Sinema ran a 7:04 and Abby Pfeiffer ran a 8:18. Running a timed mile is one of the most painful races you can do, especially at 7,000’!
Here in the Valley, Joan McGue ran the July 4th 4-miler and clocked a 43:32 and took 8th in her AG! Race start temp was 90 deg!
Great job, everyone!
Huge congratulations to Peter Lofquist for a remarkable achievement this past weekend. Peter completed one of marathon swimming’s great events this past weekend at the 20 Bridges swim around Manhattan in NY. This open water swim circumnavigates the island of Manhattan and covers 28.5 miles. 20 Bridges is considered part of the Triple Crown of open water swimming with the others being the English Channel and the Catalina Channel. Peter completed the swim in 9:40 was 9th out of 15 starters! Great job Peter!
Robert Hess – SteelHead Sprint – Fort Huachuca, AZ
Congratulations to Robert Hess who raced the Steelhead Sprint in Fort Huachuca in 2 hours and to Marc Suarez who raced the Lake Waconia Sprint, MN in 2:06. Robert is swimming a 10K open water swim later this year while Marc will be racing IM Wisconsin in Sep. Great job, guys!
Have a great weekend, everyone, and a great 4th!
Congratulations to Frank Smith who kept his monthly marathon streak alive this past weekend with a 5:05 run at the Banff Marathon in Canada. The Banff area is nothing short of stunning, so if you’re mulling ideas for a destination race, this would definitely be a marathon worth looking into! Nice job Frank!
Congratulations to everyone who raced up in Show Low this past weekend!
Show Low Olympic Tri
Joe Dundas – 2:45 – 3rd in AG
Eero Allison – 2:50 – 6th in AG
Heather Wilson – 3:01 – 3rd in AG
Heather and Eero teamed up with Heather’s son, Trestin, and raced the Xterra Relay the following day!
Show Low ½ IM Tri
Mary Monell – 7:59
Stay cool out there!
Kim and Kyle Essendrup – Hawaii 70.3
We had some great, early summer races this past weekend!
Congratulations to Don Ennis and Abby Pfeiffer who raced one of the most famous triathlons in the world this weekend at the Escape from Alcatraz race in San Francisco. Don finished in 3:33 while Abby finished in 4:04. Both will be racing IMAZ later this year.
At the Revel Rockies Marathon this past weekend, Eero Allison ran an impressive 3:16! This qualified him for Boston and he took 5th in his AG!
Kim Essendrup and his son, Kyle, raced the Hawaii 70.3 on Sat. They crossed the finish line together. Kim has raced many long course races including Kona and Roth, but this was Kyle’s first attempt at going long. Kim finished in 7:52 and Kyle finished in 7:57. Nice job Essendrups!
We’d like to send a shout out to Frank Smith who kept his monthly marathon steak alive last weekend by finishing the Colfax Marathon in Denver, CO in a time of 4:50. Next up for Frank is the Banff Marathon in June. Keep it up Frank!
Not only is Camelback Coaching athlete, Kyrsten Sinema, the Fastest Women in Congress, but she also broke the record for the 3-mile race, now in its 37th year, that was formerly held by Representative Jean Schmidt of Ohio. Kyrsten ran the race in 22:05!
Kyrsten Sinema – Fastest Woman in Congress AND new record holder for the ACLI Capital Challenge Race. She is seen here with the winner of the men’s race, Rep. Mike Gallagher
We have a couple of excellent race results to report!
Last weekend, Brian Toncray raced the Xterra Renegade Tri in Bonelli Park, CA. Bonelli Park has a rich history in the triathlon world dating back to the ’80s. Brandon raced the Olympic Off-Road race and took 6th in his AG with a time of 2:13. This was fast enough for 49th overall, as well! Brian will be racing the Xterra World Championships in Maui later this year.
Kyrsten Sinema raced the ACLI Capital Challenge 3-mile race this morning in Washington, D.C. She defended her title as Fastest Woman in Congress by taking first with a time of 22:05! Even better, she established a female course record for the 37-year-old event!
Congratulations to both Brian and Kyrsten!
Wanted to share these beautiful photos taken by Tali Toncray during her 100-mile run at Zion. The first two were taken off Gooseberry Mesa, the biggest climb of the race. The third was taken in the middle of the Zion course. And the last one was looking at Goosebump Mesa. Thank you for these, Tali!
Scene from Gooseberry Mesa – Zion 100-mile run
Scene from Gooseberry Mesa – Zion 100-mile run
Zion 100-mile run – middle of the course!
Goosebump Mesa – Zion 100-mile run