Dana Kennedy – Ironman Santa Rosa
This past weekend was a great one for long course racing!
At Ironman Santa Rosa, Dana Kennedy (pictured) finished her third IM in 14:37 despite dealing with a broken front derailleur for most of the bike ride!
Further north, Sally Borg and Patrick Haenel raced in tough conditions at Ironman Canada in Whistler. Fighting strong winds on the bike, Patrick finished in 12:27 and Sally finished in 15:34. Sally’s day was strong enough to secure a spot on the podium with 5th place in her AG!
Sally Borg – Ironman Canada – 5th in her age group!
In the Ironman Canada 70.3, Mike Haenel finished in 7:30 and is now looking forward to his first IMAZ in Nov.
Enjoy the clouds!!
We had some nice results from this weekend and all out of state – Colorado, New York, and Illinois!
Xterra Beaver Creek Tri – CO
Brian Toncray (pictured) – 3:28 – 12th in AG
Xterra Beaver Creek 21K Trail run – CO
Tali Toncray – 2:00- 4th in AG
NYC Olympic Tri
Heather Grahame – 2:41 – 2nd in AG! Qualified for Lifetime National Champs next summer!
Christmas in July 12 hour Ultra Run – Chicago
Frank Smith – covered 50K – 42nd overall – this was the fourth year in a row at this race for Frank!
What a great weekend of racing this past weekend! We want to give a big shout out to Kim Essendrup who raced the iconic Challenge Roth race in Germany. Roth is one of the most famous Ironman distance races in the world. Kim had a DNF at this race a few years ago but this year finished successfully in 15:22. He now has Roth and IM Hawaii under his belt! Nice job Kim!
Challenge Roth – Germany
Kim Essendrup – 15:22
Lifetime Olympic Tri –MN
Marc Suarez – 2:55 – Marc will be racing IMAZ this fall.
Mountain Man Sprint – AZ
Jona Davis (pictured) – 1:17 – 1st overall female masters!!
Jennifer Talbot – 1:27 – 2nd in AG
Mountain Man Olympic – AZ
Adela Riehle – 3:14 – 2nd in AG
CJ Ketterer – 3:15 – 4th in AG despite having a 20 min flat repair on the bike!
Semana – Nautica – CA (6 mile open ocean swim near Santa Barbara, CA)
Peter Lofquist – 2:51 – 42nd overall (yes, that was 6 miles!!!)
Carlsbad Sprint – CA
David Hay – 1:50 – 3rd in AG
We hope everyone had a great 4th of July! Our athletes raced all over the country this weekend with some great results!
Spring Meadow Olympic Tri – MT
Heather Grahame – 3:10 – 1st in AG and 9th overall female!
Big Bear Olympic Tri – CA
Mike Dalton – 3:41 – 7th in AG
LL Bean 10K – ME
Kory McCarthy (pictured) – 38:56 – 7th in AG and 42nd overall! PR for Kory!!!
Bandette Firecracker 5K – MN
Sally Borg – 27:58 – 1st in AG!
Huntington Beach 5K – CA
Mike Dalton (same Mike J) – 24:35
Firecracker 4 Miler – AZ
Joan McGue – 38:37 – 4th in AG
Nice job everyone!!!
Congratulations to our athletes who raced the San Diego International Tri last weekend. Two raced the Olympic and one raced the Sprint. This is one of the best races in SoCal if you’re ever interested in the future!
San Diego International Olympic
Dana Kennedy – 2:32 – 11th in AG
Jona Davis – 2:04 – 3rd in AG
David Hay – 1:31 – 2nd in AG
Stay cool and have a great 4th!
To go along with our race results from this past weekend, we thought we’d include a photo from cooler climes. The picture is courtesy of Kim Essendrup taken during his last long training ride before Challenge Roth along the Danube River! Sweet!
Cascade 66 Mile Bike Race – Montana
Heather Grahame – 3:48 – 1st female overall and 2nd overall competitor!
Flagstaff Off Road Tri
Jennifer Talbot – 6th female overall and 13th overall competitor!
Good luck to those of you heading over to San Diego to race this weekend!!
We had a great variety of races this weekend with some super results! Congratulations all!
Eero Allison – 3:23 – PR and Boston Qualifier time!!
Frank Smith – 4:55 – keeping his streak alive
Rockford Olympic Tri, MN
Marc Suarez – 3:19 – 9th in AG on a day with extreme heat warnings and high winds! Marc will be racing IMAZ later this fall.
Eagleman 70.3, MD
Robert Hess III (pictured) – 8:17 – 1st 70.3!!
Escape from Alcatraz
Mike Haenel – 2:43 on a day when the swim was cancelled due to severe winds. Nice job adjusting, Mike!
Kona 70.3, HI
Mike Dalton – 8:06 – 1st 70.3! Mike is racing IMFL later this fall.
Joan McGue – 28:47 – 2nd in AG!
We’re back from CA, and wow, there were some strong results from this past weekend! Special mention to Kory McCarthy who raced a PR in the Raleigh 70.3 in 5:09 on a notoriously hot and hilly course! Nice job to all who raced!!
By the way, the photo here comes from Melissa Samuelson on a training run in Paris! Fun!!!
Kory McCarthy – 5:09 – 25th in AG.
Eero Allison – 5:38 – 36th in AG. Eero will be running the Denver Marathon this weekend!
Show Low Olympic Tri
CJ Ketterer – 3:05 – 1st in AG!
Eric Cummins – 2:58 – 3rd in AG in his first Olympic Tri!
Show Low Xterra
Brian Toncray – 2:30 – 1st in AG!
Jennifer Talbott – 3:22 – 1st in AG in her first Xterra distance race!
Show Low ½ IM
Tali Toncray – 5:43 – 2nd overall female!!
We also want to give a shout out to Kyrsten Sinema who completed the 21 mile Best Buddies Ride in MA. Kyrsten is coming back from a broken foot (and surgery) suffered in March and this was her first event back!
We hope you’re all looking forward to a nice Memorial Day weekend! We had a few races this past weekend and some nice results! Congratulations to Heather Grahame (pictured) for racing well in her first Aqua Bike race (Troika) in Washington. She finished the 1.5K swim and 40K bike in 1:58 and took 2nd overall and 1st in her AG! For those of you who are struggling with running or fighting a running injury, the Aqua Bike format is quite good. Heather will be racing the National Championships later this summer.
We also want to give a shout out to Frank Smith who completed his 111th ultra or marathon distance run in the Hawthorn 12 hour ultra-run in Indiana. Keep it going Frank!
Kim Essendrup raced the St. Polten 70.3 in Austria over the weekend and finished in 7:24. What an incredible place to race. Find out more about this race at raceeverywhere.com.
Mike Dalton raced the Sand Hollow Olympic Tri and finished in 3:40 taking 14th in his AG. Mike will be racing the Kona 70.3 in a few weeks.
Last weekend, our athletes were hitting the long races! We want to especially acknowledge long time Camelback Coaching athlete, Todd Silva. Todd has raced Ironman triathlons and ultra-distance running events for several years. Last weekend, he went on a solo adventure around Martha’s Vineyard and ran 100 miles in 22:07. This was completely a solo effort. No volunteers, spectators, aid stations or course markings. He had to plan the route, how to get his water and food, contingency plans, etc. You don’t realize how nice it is to have a race director take care of all of these details until you try doing it all yourself! 22:07 is a fantastic time for a 100 miler. He did this despite fighting off a strong storm that rolled in during the last 30 miles of the run! Nice job Todd!
Santa Rosa 70.3
Al Adli – 7:05 – 1st ½ IM!!
Dana Kennedy – 6:33 – will be racing IM Santa Rosa later this summer!
Brian Gubernick – 5:24 – 1st ½ IM!! Swim was cancelled due to weather which can be hard on an athlete’s psyche. Brian did great to stay focused and have a good day!