1st Place for Ironman Tri Clubs Div IV at IMAZ 70.3

triclub_digiawards_2016_703arizona4We had a nice surprise today when we learned that Camelback Coaching won the Ironman Tri Club Div IV at IMAZ 70.3! Pretty cool! Congrats to all our athletes!

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IMAZ 70.3, Intel 10K, Baltimore Marathon

2016-10-16-16-58-05-1What a weekend for racing! Congratulations to everyone who raced at AZ 70.3 under the hot conditions. Let’s hope IMAZ’s weather is better in a month!

AZ 70.3

Pat Devine – 5:44

Rebecca Felmly – 8:35

Mike Haenel – 6:47

Phil Haenel – 7:13 – 1st 70.3!

Tali Toncray – 5:45 – 8th in AG and she had two flat tires!

Kory McCarthy – 5:10 – PR!

Kristin Patterson – 6:04 – PR!

Melissa Samuelson – 6:21 – 1st 70.3 and she did it a week after running 1:25 at the Twin Cities 15K!

Steve Sharp – 9:26 (pictured)

Marc Suarez – 6:38 – 1st 70.3!

Steve Sweeney – 5:51 – 1st 70.3!

Intel 10K

Bo Micek – 51:42

Baltimore Marathon

Robert Hess – 6:23 – 1st ever marathon!

Remember our next lecture is this Wed at 6pm! Comfort Inn in Fountain Hills next to Denny’s!

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IM Hawaii, IM Barcelona, Xterra Rockhopper Tri, Tour de Scottsdale, Grand Canyon Rim to Rim

brian-toncray-papago-off-road-tri-oct-2016What a great weekend of racing! First off, congratulations to Dwight Lundell who raced Kona and finished in a solid 14:44 and 9th in his AG. Dwight is now a 10-time Ironman finisher and has made the podium at Kona twice!

The Xterra Rockhopper Tri was also held this weekend in Papago Park. Off road tri is an exciting form of racing and a great way to break out of a triathlon rut if you’re bored of the same old races. We had three racers doing it this year and all did great and had fun!



Brian Toncray (pictured) – 2:08 – 3rd in AG

Joan McGue – 3:05 – 1st in AG

Jennifer Talbot – 2:59 – 2nd in AG

David Hay and Bo Micek raced the 30 miler at the Tour de Scottsdale. David finished in 1:38 and Bo finished in 1:49. Sue Frome also raced the 30 miler and finished in 1:40. She took 2nd in her AG and 12th overall female! Way to go Sue!! By the way, this race is organized by our own Jona Davis, who is a long time Camelback Coaching athlete!

Last weekend, Nir Joels raced IM Barcelona and finished in a nice 11:45. Great job Nir!!

One of the great things about triathlon training and endurance sport in general is that it keeps you in shape for all sorts of other adventures. In that spirit, congratulations to Adela Riehle, who completed the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim run/hike this weekend in 10 hours car to car. Adela finished IM Boulder earlier this summer.

We look forward to seeing everyone at AZ 70.3 on Sunday!

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Huntsman World Senior Games, St. George, Utah

gail-gladwell-huntsman-world-senior-games-oct-2016Huge congrats to Gail Gladwell, my 85-year-old swimmer who competed in the Huntsman World Senior Games In St. George, UT.

She swam the 50, 100, and 200 Back, the 50 and 100 Breast, and 50 and 100 Free, and came away with 3 Silver and 4 Bronze medals in the 85-89 age group.

So very proud of her. When she first started lessons with me, she was using a walker to get to the pool deck, and just look at her now! Unbelievable!

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Ironman Maryland, Bartlett Lake Sprint

Congratulations to Frank Smith who raced Ironman Maryland on Sat. What a race! They had to cancel the swim due to heavy rain and currents. The roads were flooded so the bike course was shortened to a 100 miles and the marathon course had sections of shin-deep water! Frank made it through the day in 13:22 and finished his sixth Ironman! He also kept his marathon streak alive!

In warmer climes, Kory McCarthy raced the Bartlett Lake Sprint and took 3rd overall with a time of 1:41!

And finally, good luck to Dwight Lundell who is racing Ironman Hawaii this weekend!! Go Dwight!!!

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Bill and Toby go big wall climbing

washington-column-yosemite-bill-pitch-5Bill and Toby enjoyed a climb up Washington Column in Yosemite over the weekend. Cool pics below!washington-column-yosemite-bill-and-toby-before-their-approach





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Anne is featured in Triathlete Magazine

2016-10-02-14-02-15Triathlete Magazine published a lovely feature on yours truly in their November issue. I don’t have the digital link, but here’s a photo of the magazine. Really cool of them to reach out to me for this. I talk about training and writing. Fun stuff!

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Superfrog 70.3, San Diego, Augusta 70.3, Georgia, North Face Challenge 50-mile run, 100-mi run relay Flagstaff to Grand Canyon,

Mark Livingston - North Face Challenge 50-mile run

Mark Livingston – North Face Challenge 50-mile run

We hope you’re enjoying the cool mornings lately! Great races this weekend in some fun and adventurous formats. CJ Ketterer raced the Superfrog 70.3 race in San Diego and took 3rd in his AG with a time of 5:59. This qualifies CJ for the 70.3 World Champs in 2017!!

Kyrsten Sinema and Dana Kennedy teamed up and raced in the relay division at Augusta 70.3 in Georgia, finishing in 5:45. Dana did the swim and bike legs, while Kyrsten ran the half marathon. Kyrsten will be doing her first 50-mile ultra-run in November!

Mike Auther and Dave Frome ran in a 100-mile running relay from Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon. Much of the race was on dirt trails and fire roads. Mike and Dave’s team finished 1st in their division!

Lastly, Mark Livingston (pictured) celebrated his 50th birthday by running the North Face Challenge 50-mile run on Saturday in Utah. Mark finished in an impressive 12:29 and took 4th in his AG!

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ITU World Championships, Cozumel, Mt. Rainier, Malibu Olympic, Harvest Moon 70.3, Tempe Sprint and Olympic

Pat Devine - Malibu Olympic

Pat Devine – Malibu Olympic

SO much racing this weekend! It was AWESOME! First, congratulations to Jona Davis, who raced her FOURTH ITU World Championships—this time in Cozumel—and took home an impressive 13th place in her AG in the Sprint, under muggy and hot conditions. Nice job Jona!

We also want to give a shout out to Patrick Haenel who raced IM Canada in July. Patrick took his IM fitness and applied it to climbing Mt Rainier this past weekend. Unfortunately, his team was stormed off with 75mph winds and blizzard conditions before summiting. Get ‘em next time Pat!

We had three athletes racing the iconic Malibu Olympic Tri in CA.

Malibu Olympic

Pat Devine – 2:33 – 13th in AG (pictured)

Sally Borg – 3:00 – Malibu PR and 2nd in AG!

Chris Kline – 2:55 – PR and 6th in AG!

Heather Wilson and Eero Allison raced the windy Harvest Moon 70.3 in CO. Both will be racing IMAZ in Nov.

Harvest Moon 70.3

Heather Wilson – 6:48

Eero Allison – 6:06

Lots of people at Tempe!

Tempe Sprint

Joan McGue – 1:58 – 4th in AG

Jason Prenger – 1:58 – 19th in AG

Melissa Samuelson – 1:24 – 1st in AG!!

Steve Sweeney – 1:20 – 5th in AG

Jennifer Talbot – 1:31 – 4th in AG

Jim Walton – 2:02 – 3rd in AG

Tempe Olympic

Phil Haenel – 3:09 – 22nd in AG

Tali Toncray – 2:39 – 4th in AG

Kory McCarthy – 2:23 – 3rd in AG

Marc Suarez – 3:10 – 39th in AG

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Santa Cruz 70.3

Congratulations to Joe Gervais who raced the Santa Cruz 70.3 triathlon this past weekend. Joe managed to avoid the great whites and finished in 5:27 over the challenging course. This was fast enough for 56th in his super-fast AG. Joe will be taking on IMAZ in Nov. Nice job Joe!



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