Ironman Arizona

Shashani Marcus – Ironman Arizona

Another year of IMAZ has come and gone. It’s hard to believe that we’ve seen 16 of these! As usual, there was no shortage of inspiring moments and lots of positive energy! The human spirit is capable of so much!

Congratulations to our 2019 IMAZ finishers!

Terry Crowley – 15:56 – 1st IM!
Amy Engel – 16:36 – 10th IM!
Jenifer Garner – 14:53 – 17th IM!
Shashani Marcus – 15:42 – 1st IM!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving and look forward to a great winter season of cool running weather!

USAT Draft Legal National Championship, Tempe 5K, Charlotte Marathon

Photo by Nils Nilson

Great results from last weekend!

Tempe 5K
Scott Wiegand – 30:34 – PR!

Charlotte Marathon
Frank Smith – 4:43 – 13th in AG!

Draft Legal National Championship
David Hay – 1:26 – 6th in AG

Good luck to everyone racing Ironman Arizona this weekend! The weather looks perfect! Stay positive and keep moving no matter what!!! Have fun and we look forward to cheering you on!!

 

Phoenix Half Marathon, Lake Pleasant Sprint and Olympic, Javelina Jundred

Tali Toncray – Javelina Jundred

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The weather has been SO nice for racing this fall and we had some spectacular results last weekend!

We’ve also included another photo from Tali Toncray’s Javelina Jundred (100-mile run), not only because this is such an incredible accomplishment, but this photo (taken by Howie Stern) shows the behind-the-scenes reality of ultra-running. Absolutely love how this raw moment was captured.

Phoenix ½ Marathon
Sorin Tohatan – 1:41 – 11th in AG
Mike Haenel – 1:59

Lake Pleasant Sprint Tri
David Hay – 1:35 – 1st in AG! David will be racing the draft-legal National Championship next weekend.

Lake Pleasant Olympic Tri
Dan Streeter – 2:25 – 1st overall!

Have a great weekend!

 

 

Javelina Hundred

Congratulations to Tali Toncray! Tali ran the Javelina Jundred (100-mile run) last weekend and finished in an impressive time of 25:45! Finishing any 100 miler is a huge deal in itself. To finish in under 26 hours is REALLY strong. This time was fast enough for 32nd overall female. Tali will be doing another 100 in the spring at Bryce Canyon. Nice job Tali!!

 

 

AZ 70.3, NC 70.3, South Mountain 4-Mile Run

Cortney Ellish – AZ 70.3

We had some amazing results last weekend! So proud of all our athletes!

AZ 70.3
Terry Crowley – 6:50 – PR! Terry is racing IMAZ.
Cortney Ellish – 6:06 Cortney is racing IMAZ.
Kevin La Ra – 5:56

 

 

Shashani Marcus AZ 70.3

Shashani Marcus – 7:19 – Shashani is racing IMAZ.
Dan Streeter – 4:51 – 11th in AG!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zach Williams AZ 70.3

Zach Williams – 6:22 – First ever 70.3!
Russell VanBeber – swam the swim leg of a relay, as did Rebecca Felmly

NC 70.3
Naman Parekh – 5:31
Frank Smith – 6:59

South Mountain 4 Mile Run
Scott Wiegand – 41:20 – PR!
Melissa Wiegand – 41:26 – 2nd in AG!

Nice job everyone!!!!

Beyond the Beach Marathon – Gary, Indiana; Maui Marathon – Hawaii; World Senior Games – St. George, Utah; Looney Challenge 10-Miler – Minnesota; Superior Burro Race – AZ; Chicago Marathon

We had some pretty impressive–and interesting (racing with a burro?)–race results over the last two weekends and from across the country, too!

Beyond the Beach Marathon – Gary, Indiana

Frank Smith – 5:14, 1st in AG!

Maui Marathon – Hawaii

Frank Smith – 5:40 – 17th in AG. This was Frank’s 150th marathon!!

World Senior Games – St. George, Utah

Julie Kimball raced the road race, time trial, hill climb and criterium bike races. She took gold in the road race and crit and silver in the TT and hill climb!

Looney Challenge 10 Miler – Minnesota

Melissa Samuelson – 1:25

Superior Burro Race – Arizona

Heather Wilson raced an unusual event in Superior. The Burro race involved racing 12.5 miles over trails with a burro! These animals can be notoriously stubborn and may stop at any point. Getting to the finish takes a lot more than fitness! Heather and her burro (Robbie) finished in 3:42 and took 15th place!

Chicago Marathon – Illinois

Liz Filion – 4:57

Good luck to everyone racing AZ 70.3 this weekend! Hope to see you there. Anne and I will have our tent set up on race day. We look forward to cheering everyone on!

Javelina Jangover 50K and Ironman Chattanooga

Congrats to Tali Toncray and Marc Suarez!

Tali ran the Javelina Jangover 50K in the McDowell Mountains last week and finished in 5:06. Tali will be doing a 100-miler in a few weeks.

Marc raced Ironman Chattanooga and finished in 15:55 on a sweltering day where the dnf rate was one of the highest recorded at an Ironman event!

Way to go, guys!

Run for Cancer 8K, Global Energy 10K

Congratulations to Scott and Melissa Wiegand who ran the Run for Cancer 8K last weekend. Scott finished in 1:00 while Melissa finished in 50:32.

Also, congratulations to Sorin Tohatan. Sorin ran the Global Energy 10K in a solid 47:24 and took 2nd in his AG! Soring will be racing IMAZ in 2020.

Great job, guys!