Ironman Canada, Vineman Aquabike

Sally Borg, Ironman Canada finisher!

Sally Borg, Ironman Canada finisher!

Congratulations to Sally Borg, who raced Ironman Canada on Sunday. Sally faced a brutal weather day, battling cold, wind, and rain. Tough as nails, she handled it, of course, and finished with a time of 15:18, taking an impressive 13th in her AG! Sally is now a two-time Ironman finisher. She raced IMC last year, as well.

At the Vineman Aquabike in CA, Peter Lofquist and Beth Lofquist had great performances! The Aquabike event is a 1.2 mile swim followed by a 56 mile ride. Peter finished in 3:30and took 5th in his AG. Beth finished in 4:12 and took 7th in her AG.

Great job, guys!

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Challenge Roth, Germany, Vineman 70.3, Spring Meadow Olympic, Montana, Mountain Man Sprint, Flagstaff

Lindsey Buckman Mountain Man Sprint Jul2015We enjoyed a great racing weekend, which included Challenge Roth in Germany, the Spring Meadow Olympic Tri in Montana, Vineman 70.3, and the Mountain Man Sprint!

First, congratulations to Ken Mantay who finished the Challenge Roth Iron-Distance race in Germany in 14:46. That was good enough for a PR!

In California, Dina Scott and Bret Scott raced Vineman 70.3. Bret finished in 6:12 and Dina came home in 7:59.

In Montana, Heather Grahame took 1st in her AG at the Spring Meadow Olympic Tri with a time of 2:54. She was also the 13th overall female! Heather will be racing at Nationals next month.

Closer to home, several CC athletes raced in Flag at the Mountain Man Sprint. Congrats to all!

Mountain Man Sprint

Jona Davis – 9th overall female, 1st in AG! 1:18.

Kathy Stanley – 12th overall female, 1st in AG! 1:19 – PR!

Kyrsten Sinema – 1:33 – 17 min PR! 5th in AG.

Dana Kennedy – 1:28 – 2nd in AG.

Peter Ney – 1:07 – 4th overall and 2nd in AG. Peter followed that race up with a 57 min 40K Time Trial at the Cotton Wood Time Trial race.

Andy Wall – 1:37 – 19th AG.

Lindsey Buckman – 1:56 – 11th in AG.

Brad Baumgardner – 1:32 – 8th in AG.

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Firecracker runs across the country!

We hope you all had a nice 4th of July weekend! A few of our athletes enjoyed firecracker races in states around the country.

Congrats to Joan McGue and Mike Auther, who ran the local Firecracker 4-miler. Joan finished in 41:10 and Mike finished in 32:10.

In Minnesota, Sally Borg ran a 5K in 26:32. Sally will be racing IM Canada in a couple of weeks.

In MichiganMike and Pat Haenel ran a 10-Miler. Mike finished in 1:26. Not sure how Pat did, but we’re sure he kicked it in to finish in front of his dad J. Pat is racing the 70.3 World Championships in Austria in August and Mike will be racing his first 70.3 in Lake Tahoe in September.

Lots of races coming up this weekend with Vineman 70.3, Mountain Man Sprint, and Carlsbad Sprint. Also, good luck to Kim Essendrup and Ken Mantay, who are racing the iconic Challenge Roth Iron Distance race in Germany!


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Ironman Coeur d’Alene, San Diego International

Jona Davis on the podium in San Diego!

Jona Davis on the podium in San Diego!

Another big weekend of racing! The heat has been out in force around the West and it was no different in Coeur d’Alene. Congratulations to Ashley Crossman who raced Ironman Coeur d’Alene this weekend in Idaho. It was a record hot day in CDA with temps approaching 110 degrees! Normally, people choose to do this race in part because of the reasonable temperatures—usually in the 70s and 80s. This was Ashley’s first attempt at an Ironman and she finished in 15 hours. Nice job Ashley!

The long-running San Diego International was also held this weekend. We had four athletes racing and Jona Davis took home an impressive 1st place in her AG and 15th overall female in this highly competitive race.

Ashley Crossman – 15:00:02

San Diego International Olympic

Jona Davis – 2:00:53 – 1st in AG, 15th overall!

Dana Kennedy – 2:39 – 18th in AG

Kyrsten Sinema – 2:31 – 20th in AG

San Diego International Sprint

Melissa Samuelson – 1:27 – 4th in AG

Happy early 4th of July!

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Lake Meridian Sprint, WA, Enchanted Forest MTB, NM, Challenge Heilbronn, Germany

Three-level transition area, Challenge Heilbronn, Germany

Three-level transition area, Challenge Heilbronn, Germany

Two big results from last weekend! Congratulations to Jennifer Klein and Ric Emery.

First, Jennifer Klein competed in the Lake Meridian Sprint Tri in Washington State and took 2nd in her AG with a time of 1:41. Nice job Jennifer!

In New Mexico, long time Camelback Coaching athlete, Ric Emery, competed in the grueling 24-hour Enchanted Forest MTB race. Ric raced in the single speed solo category and covered 211 miles in 24 hours. This placed him first in the Single Speed Solo Category! This is Ric’s first overall win after doing this sport for several years. Way to go Ric!

And finally, introducing the three-level transition area! Kim Essendrup sent us this photo from his son’s race at Challenge Heilbronn in Germany. All athletes had to run to the top, then descend the levels with their bike, and run out. Same on the way back. How’s that on tired legs!

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Boise 70.3, Hatfield and McCoy Marathon, HFM Maritime Marathon

Heather Grahame Boise 70.3It was a hot weekend for racing last weekend! Two Camelback Coaching athletes raced at Boise 70.3 and we had just as many podium finishes! Sharon Johnston finished in 5:59, taking  2nd in her AG, while Heather Grahame (pictured) finished in 6:44 to take 3rd in her AG!

Frank Smith ran the Hatfield and McCoy Marathon in 5:35 and finished 14th in his AG on a day when temperatures reached 96 degrees during the race!

And Andy Cashetta ran the HFM Maritime Marathon in Wisconsin. He finished in 3:42 and took 51st overall male.

Nice race, all!

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Escape from Alcatraz, Tahoe Century Ride, Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon

Dana Kennedy, Lindsey Buckman, Kyrsten Sinema - Tahoe Century

Dana Kennedy, Lindsey Buckman, Kyrsten Sinema – Tahoe Century

Great race weekend! Congratulations to Jenifer Garner who raced the iconic Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco. Jenifer finished in 3:39 over the challenging course. Jenifer will be racing IMCDA in a few weeks!

Also in California, Kyrsten SinemaDana Kennedy and Lindsey Buckman took on the hills at the Tahoe Century bike race in Lake Tahoe, CA. Kyrsten and Dana raced the 100 miler while Lindsey completed the 72 miler. All three will be racing Ironmans later this fall.

Lastly, Adela Riehle raced the Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon in South Dakota this weekend. Adela finished this rugged trail marathon in 5:32 and took 12th in her AG. She did this just a couple of weeks after finishing IM Texas! We often say that if you ever want to try an “off-the-wall” endurance event, the first month after finishing an IM is a great time, as you’re in fantastic aerobic shape and might as well take advantage of it!

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Vineman Olympic, Laguna Hills Half Marathon, San Diego Half Marathon, Deuces Wild Olympic, Aravaipa Night Trail 10K, Canyon Lake Open Water Swim

Ken Mantay, Deuces Wild Olympic, Show Low

Ken Mantay, Deuces Wild Olympic, Show Low, 2nd Clydesdale!

Wow, the HEAT is finally here! The smart ones headed to CA (Ha!), but we did have athletes in AZ, too. Congrats all!

Canyon Lake Open Water Swim


Peter Ney – 39:30 – 2nd overall male


Jona Davis –28:16 –  4th overall Masters Female

Kory McCarthy – 28:23 – 3rd male open division

Aravaipa Night Trail 10K

Peter Ney – 42:10 – 5th overall male (busy weekend for Peter!)

San Diego ½ Marathon

Paul Kluzak – 1:28 – Paul will be racing one of the toughest long course races in the world next month at the Alpe D’Huez Triathlon in France.

Deuces Wild Olympic Tri

Ken Mantay – 3:26 – 2nd Clydesdale

Heather Wilson – 2:46 – 3rd in AG

Eero Allison – 2:34 – 5th in AG

Vineman Olympic, CA

Andrea Aker – 2:58 – 11th AG

Laguna Hills Half Marathon, CA

Andy Cashetta – 1:43 – 11th AG

Angie Stoller – 1:47 – 5th AG

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Fastest Woman in Congress! Kyrsten Sinema!

Congratulations to Kyrsten Sinema who ran the ACLI Capital Challenge 5K today in Washington D.C. This is an annual race where members of Congress and the media get to race. Kyrsten defended her title from last year as Fastest Woman in Congress with a PR  time of 24:14! Way to go, Kyrsten!

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Ironman Texas, St. Polten 70.3 Austria, Tempe International

Adela at Ironman Texas

Adela at Ironman Texas

Great weekend of racing, everyone! Congratulations to Adela Riehle (pictured) for completing the tough Ironman Texas in a time of 15:38. Adela dealt with 83-degree temperatures, 80% humidity, and high winds on race day. Nice job, Adela! In Europe, Kim Essendrup finished the St. Polten 70.3 race in Austria in a PR time of 6:31! Kim will be racing Roth in July.

In AZ, our athletes raced in the Tempe International Sprint and Olympic races, as well as the Goodyear Dash & Splash. Best weather we’ve seen in years this late into the spring season!

Goodyear Dash & Splash

Kory McCarthy – 38:23 – 1st overall male!

Tempe International Sprint

Peter Ney – 1:07 – 1st in AG

CJ Ketterer – 1:22 – 1st in AG

Preston Miller – 1:28 – 1st in AG

Darren West – 1:09 – 2nd in AG

Clay Clark – 1:31 – 2nd in AG

Jona Davis – 1:13 – 2nd in AG

Kathy Stanley – 1:16 – 2nd in AG

Shashani Marcus – 1:33 – 2nd in Athena div.

Heather Stein – 1:30 – 5th in AG

Barb Wang – 1:33 – 6th in AG

Tempe International Olympic

Kevin La Ra – 2:24 – 4th in AG

Pat Devine – 2:31 – 6th in AG

Tali Klip – 2:34 – 2nd in AG and 10th overall female two weeks after racing Wildflower!

Mark Livingston – 2:35 – 11th in AG

Mike Haenel – 2:56 – 19th in AG

Dana Kennedy – 3:05 – 3rd in AG

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