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IM Brazil

Congratulations to Naman Parekh who raced Ironman Brazil last weekend! Naman finished the tough course in 12:02 and took 31st in the 50-54 AG! He had well-rounded splits with a swim of 1:10, a bike of 6:24 and a solid marathon of 4:13. Nice job, Naman!

Ironman Santa Rosa, Colfax Marathon

Frank Smith – Colfax Marathon

We have a couple of nice race results to catch you up on! First, we want to send our congratulations to Geoff Zimmerman who raced Ironman Santa Rosa two weekends ago. Geoff raced in the M65-69 division and finished in 16:44. He took 13th in his AG! Nice job Geoff!

And last weekend, long time CC athlete Frank Smith (pictured) completed the Colfax Marathon in 5:01 and took 73rd in his division. This was Frank’s 142nd marathon or ultra. He has a steak of completing a marathon or longer every month that has now reached 6 years and 8 months! Running has a long history of streaks and Frank’s is as impressive as any we’ve seen!

St. George 70.3, Flying Pig Marathon, OH, Rocky Point Tri, Cactus Man Sprint and Olympic

What a HUGE weekend for racing! Camelback Coaching athletes were out in force this weekend and posted some impressive results. Great job to all our athletes!

St. George 70.3
Liz Flint – 7:59
Jenifer Garner – 7:00 – Jenifer is racing Roth in July!
Terry Crowley – 7:25

Flying Pig Marathon, OH
Frank Smith – 4:48. Franks keeps his monthly marathon streak going strong!

Rocky Point Sprint Tri
Jodi Ehrlich – 1:22 – 3rd in AG and 5th overall female!

Cactus Man Olympic
Andrew Broderick – 3:01 – 18th in AG
Cortney Ellish – 2:46 – 2nd in AG (pictured- happy girl!)
Brad Lundahl – 2:48 – 10th in AG
Jason Prenger – 4:25 – 26th in AG
Dan Streeter – 2:19 – 2nd in AG

Cactus Man Sprint
Susy Allan – 1:56 – 7th in AG
Rebecca Felmly – completed the swim leg for training.
David Hay – 1:33 – 2nd in AG – David is preparing for the Sprint World Championship in Switzerland later this summer!
Joan McGue – 1:55 – 1st in AG!
Kathy Stanley – 1:23 – 1st in AG!
Zach Williams – 1:38 – 11th in AG – this was Zach’s first ever triathlon!

Congratulations, everyone!

Earth Day Half Marathon, MN

Congratulations to Marc Suarez who raced the Earth Day ½ Marathon last weekend in MN. Marc finished in 2:09. He is preparing to race IM Chattanooga and IMAZ later this season! Have a great weekend and enjoy the warmer weather!

Stride for Sight 5K

Congratulations to Scott and Melissa Wiegand who ran the Stride for Sight 5K this past weekend. Melissa finished in 31:07 and Scott finished in 36:07.

Have a great weekend!

Oceanside 70.3, Texas 70.3, Go! St. Louis Marathon

It was a weekend for 70.3’s! Congratulations to Kevin La Ra, Al Adli, and Dan Streeter, who completed the iconic course at Oceanside. And to Naman Parekh, who was on his way to finishing Texas 70.3, until, with 4 miles left to go in the run, the race was cancelled due to severe storms! And finally, to Frank Smith, for yet another marathon finish!

Oceanside 70.3
Kevin La Ra – 6:02
Al Adli – 6:54
Dan Streeter – 5:10

Texas 70.3
Naman Parekh – Naman swam 38 min and biked 3:09. He then held 7 min miles until 4 miles to go when the race was cancelled. Naman is headed to IM Brazil in May.

Go! St. Louis Marathon
Frank Smith – 4:52 and 20th in his AG!

Crown King 50K, Diamondbacks 5K

Kim Essendrup – Crown King 50K

Congratulations to longtime Camelback Coaching athlete, Kim Essendrup! Kim raced the grueling Crown King 50K ultra run and finished in 10:33. Kim has done many Ironmans, including Kona, but this was his first ultra run. Way to go, Kim!

Closer to home, Cortney Ellish raced the Diamondbacks 5K and blistered the course in 20:51. This was good enough for 4th overall female and 1st in her AG! Awesome job, Cortney!

Good luck to everyone racing Oceanside 70.3 this weekend. The forecast looks great!


Cortney Ellish – Diamondbacks 5K

Wonder Woman Run Series

Congratulations to Scott Wiegand and Cortney Ellish! Scott and Cortney ran the Wonder Woman 5K and 10K respectively last weekend. Scott ran the 5K in 37:54 . Scott is training for half marathons this season. Cortney ran the 10K in 43:19 and took 1st in her AG and 5th overall female!

We hope everyone is enjoying the spring weather and looking forward to a great spring season of racing!

Get Lucky Half Marathon – MN, Super Seal Olympic – CA, Lake Havasu Olympic, Tri for the Cure Sprint

Kathy Stanley – Tri for the Cure

What a nice weekend for racing last week!!

Get Lucky ½ Marathon (MN)
Marc Suarez – 2:05 – Marc will be racing an Ironman double this year with Chattanooga and AZ!

Super Seal Olympic (CA)
Mike Haenel – 3:09

Havasu Olympic (turned into a duathlon due to high winds on the swim)
Peter Ney – 1:04 – 4th overall!

Tri for the Cure Sprint
Kathy Stanley (pictured) – 1:19 – 1st in AG!!
Joan McGue – ran the run relay in 31:01. Team took 3rd!

Congratulations, guys!