Mount Kilimanjaro – Tanzania, 8-hour Dream Endurance Run Ultra – Indianapolis

Congratulations to longtime Camelback Coaching athlete, Jona Davis, who successfully summited Mt. Kilimanjaro this past week. She relied on years of endurance training as a triathlete and then sharpened her fitness for this climb with running and hiking over the past year to be ready for this high altitude challenge. Kilimanjaro is one of the “Seven Summits,” topping out at 19,341 feet!
 
Also, Frank Smith ran the 8-hour Dream Endurance Ultra in Indianapolis. The race involves running as many miles over a looped course that you can in an 8-hour period. This was an actual event and not virtual! Frank covered 50Ks in 7:39 and took 4th in his AG!
 
Great job, guys!

Jalapeno 50K (virtual) – Ohio, July 4th 4-miler, Mountain Man Olympic, Mountain Lakes Sprint Tri – Alambama

Finally catching up after some time away. We’ve had some nice performances by our athletes in July!
 
Jalapeno 50K (virtual) – Ohio
Frank Smith – 7:33
 
July 4th 4-miler
Joan McGue – 42:24 – 2nd AG
 
Mountain Man Olympic
Andrew Broderick – 2:51 – 3rd AG
 
Mountain Lakes Sprint Tri – Alabama
Ed Wallis – 1:32 – 3rd AG – qualified for USAT Nationals!
 
Congratulations to all our athletes!

Ironman Coeur d’Alene (ID), Average Joe Sprint (MN), Anne Buffalo Sprint (TN), Brazos Beno 50K (OH)

Kemp Conrad – IMCDA

Happy 4th weekend!

Last weekend was brutal for racing. The heat dome over the west drove DNF rates to new highs at many marquee races. You know it’s bad when it reaches 121 degrees in British Columbia!!! Despite the temperatures, there were some notable race results to report. Nice job to everyone who got out there and faced that heat!
 
Ironman Coeur d’Alene (ID)
Kemp Conrad (pictured) – 14:11 his 1st ever Ironman!
 
Average Joe Sprint Tri (MN)
Susan Geib – 1:46 – 1st in her AG!
 
Anne Buffalo Sprint Tri (TN)
Ed Wallis – 1:46 – 11th in AG
 
Brazos Beno 50K (Virtual, OH)
Frank Smith – 7:00. Frank jeeps his monthly marathon streak alive and well!
 
Congratulations to all our athletes!

Hawaii 70.3, Show Low Olympic and Sprint, Startline 5K

We had a nice variety of racing last weekend, including a first Olympic tri finish for Tyler Crandall and a super windy Hawaii 70.3 for Mike Haenel! Congratulations to all our athletes!
 
Show Low Olympic Tri
Tyler Crandall – 3:57 – 2nd in his division in his first Olympic Tri!
 
Show Low Sprint Tri
Maria Warner – 2:05 – 1st in her AG!
 
Startline 5K (AZ)
Joan McGue – 30:28
 
Hawaii 70.3
Mike Haenel – 7:49 on a big-wind day on the Kona coast!

RAGNAR Zion, 4 x 4 x 48 Challenge, virtual Trot Peace and Love 50K

Good luck to everyone racing the Show Low tris this weekend, as well as Hawaii 70.3!
 
These past few weekends have included some nice events. Tyler Crandall ran in the RAGNAR Zion Trail relay race a couple of weeks ago. He’s racing in Show Low this weekend.
 
Frank Smith ran an unusual endurance event known as the 4x4x48 challenge. The idea is to run exactly 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours. That comes out to 48 miles on no sleep. Frank completed it and added a few more extra miles for good measure. Frank also ran the virtual Trot Peace and Love 50K race this past weekend and finished a long training day in 6:29.
 
Finally, Inger Erickson and Jona Davis are training hard for their attempt on Mount Kilimanjaro. This photo is of Inger in Ouray, CO.
 
Have a great weekend!

St. George 70.3, Cactus Man

Sand Hollow Reservoir – St. George 70.3

It’s getting warm, but race season (actual racing) is upon us!

Congratulations to Jenifer Garner who raced St. George 70.3 on Sat. Jenifer finished in 7:10 in one of the first Ironman events to be held this year! (Picture is from race morning at Sand Hollow Reservoir).
 
Locally, it was great to welcome back Cactus Man – Olympic and Sprint tris – once again.
Sprint
Joan McGue – 2:03 – 3rd in AG!
Melissa Samuelson – 1:32 – 3rd in AG and 11th overall female!
 
Olympic
Andrew Broderick – 2:44 – PR!
 
Congratulations, guys!

Go! St. Louis (Virtual) Marathon

Good luck to everyone racing at CactusMan and St. George 70.3 this weekend! (How fun to finally be able to say something like this!)
 
Also, congratulations to Frank Smith who ran the Go! St. Louis Marathon. He finished the virtual race as a nice training run of 6:05 and kept his monthly marathon streak going!
 
Have a great weekend everyone!

Tucson Half Marathon, Virtual Taco Summer 50K

This spring weather is just the best! It goes along well with the positive vibes that are growing in the endurance community now that more in-person races are returning.
 
Congratulations to Nadine David who ran the Tucson ½ Marathon last weekend. Nadine broke the 2 hour mark with a time o f 1:58 and took 2nd in her AG!
 
Frank Smith continued his monthly marathon streak by completing the virtual Taco Summer 50K last week. Frank completed the 50K in 7:30.
 
Have a great weekend, everyone!

Tri for the Cure, Miami 70.3, Running with the Rarawuri 50-Mile, OH, Phoenix 10K

Kemp Conrad and his awesome family!

Finally . . . events are slowly starting to return. We had quite a few people racing last weekend! Congrats to all!

 
Tri for the Cure Sprint Tri
Joan McGue – 1:39
 
Tri for the Cure Sprint Aqua Bike
Brad Lundahl – 47:49 – 1st overall!
 
Running with the Rarawuri 50 Mile – OH – Frank keeps his monthly marathon streak going!
Frank Smith – 12:11
 
Miami 70.3 Tri
Kemp Conrad (pictured) – 5:14 – Kemp will be racing his first Ironman later this summer!
 
Local Phoenix 10K
Nadine David – 53:56
 
Great job, guys!

Iceman Duathlon – Lake Pleasant, AZ

We want to give a shout out to Joan McGue who raced the Iceman Duathlon last weekend at Lake Pleasant State Park. Joan finished the 5K run, 20K bike and 5K run in 2:11 with the second run faster than the first! This was one of the first multi-sport races to be held in AZ this year. Nice job Joan!