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!

Superfrog 70.3, Breckenridge Marathon, Lifetime Sprint and Olympic

Superfrog 70.3 swim start

Congratulations to Frank Smith for finishing the Breckenridge Marathon in CO last weekend in 5:27. The course is quite hilly and never drops below 9,300 feet. Even more impressive, this marathon marked the 7th consecutive year Frank has completed a marathon or an ultra-race every month. This is an amazing streak! Keep it going, Frank!

Congratulations also to Jenifer Garner and Dan Streeter who raced the Superfrog 70.3 in San Diego, and to Katy Coan, Kevin La Ra, Shashani Marcus, and Jason Prenger, who raced in the Lifetime Tri in Tempe this past weekend.

Great job, everyone!

Lifetime Tempe Sprint

Katy Coan – 1:48

Lifetime Tempe Olympic

Kevin La Ra – 2:45 – 6th in AG

Shashani Marcus – 3:58 – 19th in AG

Jason Prenger – 3:04 – 15th in AG

Superfrog 70.3 – San Diego

Jenifer Garner – 7:06 – 11th in AG

Dan Streeter – 4:59 – 12th in AG

Breckenridge Marathon – Colorado

Frank Smith – 5:27

Barn Burner MTB – Flagstaff

Congratulations to Eero Allison and Peter Ney who raced the Barn Burner MTB race last weekend in Flagstaff. Eero raced the 100 miler and Peter raced the 50miler. Eero finished in 8:29 and took 23rd in his AG. Peter finished his race in 5:06 and took 65th overall!

Good luck to everyone racing in Tempe this weekend!

ITU World Championships – Lausanne, Switzerland and Austria 70.3 – Zell AM See-Kaprun, Austria

Zell AM See-Kaprun, Austria

Congratulations to Liz Flint and David Hay. Both of them raced in Europe last weekend!

David raced the ITU World Triathlon Championships in the Sprint distance and took 41st in the 70-74AG with a time of 1:48. The race was held in Lausanne, Switzerland over a hilly and technical course.

Liz raced in Zell AM See-Kaprun, Austria at the Austria 70.3 triathlon. This is one of the most beautiful race venues in the world (see photo). Liz finished in 6:58.

Nice job guys!!

Tunnel Vision Marathon, Washington – Mountain Man Olympic and 70.3, Flagstaff – Castle Peak 100K, Lake Tahoe – Maine 70.3 – Anthem Triathlon – Jackrabbit Jubilee

Rebecca Felmly – Anthem Triathlon

My, my, my, catching up on race results for the last couple of weeks. This is what happens at the start of the new school year!

From two weeks ago, Frank Smith raced the Tunnel Vision Marathon in Washington and finished in 4:29 over the challenging course–the race included 3,000’ of climbing! He also took 23rd in his AG and kept his monthly marathon streak alive!

Kathy Stanley, Dan Streeter, and Terry Crowley raced the Mountain Man Olympic Tri in Flagstaff. Kathy finished in 2:49 taking 1st in her AG! Dan finished in an impressive 2:19 that was fast enough for third overall and 1st Masters!! Terry finished in 3:07 and took 6th in his AG!

Mary Monell raced the 70.3 distance at Mountain Man and finished the demanding course in 7:40. Mary will be racing the Waco 70.3 later this fall. Way to go Mary!

Moving forward a week, Toby Baum ran the Castle Peak 100K run in Lake Tahoe, CA this past weekend. Toby finished in an impressive 19:57 on a mountainous and rugged course!

Camelback Coaching alum, Kory McCarthy, raced the Maine 70.3 and finished in a sparkling time of 4:36. His run split was 1:29! This performance was good enough for 6th in his AG and 24th overall!

Rebecca Felmly (pictured) raced the swim portion on a relay at the Anthem triathlon. Her team finished in 3rd place! The very next day, she put in 15 miles in the Jackrabbit Jubilee! So, a busy weekend for her!

Finally, we have two athletes racing in Europe this coming weekend. David Hay is representing the United States at the ITU Age Group World Championships in Switzerland. David is racing the Sprint Tri. And Liz Flint is racing close by in the Austria 70.3. Good luck, guys!!

USA Triathlon National Championships, Sprint and Olympic – Cleveland, OH, Santa Cruz Olympic Tri, San Diego CVC Half Ironman Triathlon

Cortney Ellish and family – USAT National Championships, Cleveland

We had some amazing performances last weekend! Our athletes raced in San Diego, Santa Cruz and Cleveland!

USA Triathlon National Championships – Cleveland
Olympic Triathlon
Cortney Ellish – 2:22 – 57th in her AG (How much do I LOVE this photo of Cortney Smith Ellish and her family at Nationals!)



USA Triathlon National Championships – Cleveland
Sprint Triathlon
David Hay – 1:28 – 9th in his AG!

Santa Cruz Olympic Triathlon
Mike Haenel – 2:55 – 7th in AG.

San Diego CVC ½ Ironman Triathlon
Joan McGue – 7:49 – 2nd in AG!

Congratulations to Cortney, David, Mike, and Joan! Great job, guys!

Spartan Beast Obstacle Run – Snowmass, CO

We’d like to give a shout-out to Frank Smith of Cincinnati, OH. Frank is our longtime athlete who is on quite the streak of running a marathon or ultra every month. This past weekend, he mixed things up by competing in the Spartan Beast Obstacle Run in Snowmass, CO. The course was 13 miles long and contained 33 obstacles. There was over 4,000’ of elevation gain. Frank did great and finished in 5:53, taking 5th in his AG! He also qualified for the Spartan World Championships! Nice job, Frank!

Lifetime Fitness Olympic – MN, Triple Bypass Bike Ride – CO, Mountain Man Sprint and Olympic

Kathy Stanley – Mountain Man

We had some great performances last weekend!


Lifetime Fitness Olympic Tri – MN

Marc Suarez – 2:59. Marc will be racing IM Chattanooga and IMAZ later this season!


Triple Bypass Bike Ride, CO – 118 miles with 10,000’ of climbing!

Eero Allison – 8:13


Mountain Man Sprint, AZ

Kathy Stanley (pictured) – 1:19 – course PR! And first in AG!

Zach Williams – 1:28 – 5th in AG in his second ever tri!


Mountain Man Olympic

Andrew Broderick – 2:51 – PR!

Cortney Ellish – 2:47 – 3rd in AG!


Stay cool and have a great weekend!