Northwoods Sprint Tri – MN, Everest Challenge – UT

Congratulations to Susan Geib (pictured) who raced the Nevis Northwoods Sprint Tri in MN last weekend and took first in her AG with a time of 1:35. Nice job Susan!

Russ Perry completed the Everest Challenge in Utah last week. This event is held at ski resorts around the country. The idea is to climb the same elevation (29, 029′) as Mt. Everest in one non-stop effort by completing laps up the ski resort’s mountain. Russ climbed 29,029 feet in a grueling 28:34! He said it was the hardest thing he has ever done! If any of you are looking for a new challenge then this might be worth looking into!

Have a great weekend!

USA Triathlon National Championships – Milwaukee, WI

Congratulations to Ed Wallis and Craig Conley of Memphis, TN. They both raced the USA Triathlon National Championships last weekend in Milwaukee, WI. Ed and Craig both raced the Olympic distance race on Saturday and the Sprint distance race on Sunday. This is a tough double to pull off! Ed finished the Olympic in 2:48 and the Sprint in 1:22. Craig finished the Olympic in 3:03 and followed that up with a 1:28 in the Sprint. Nice job guys!

Paul Revere 10-Miler (MI), AZ Road Racers Summer Series – 4 on the 4th

Congratulations to our athletes who raced on July 4th last week!

Paul Revere 10 Miler – MI
Mike Haenel – 1:37
Peter Haenel – 1:21
Katie Haenel – 1:32 (Katie and Mike are taking on the Chicago Marathon in Oct while Peter is doing Ironman Canada in Aug!)

AZ Road Racers Summer Series – 4 on the 4th (4-miler)
Joan McGue – 45:00 – 3rd in AG!

Great job, guys!

Ironman Coeur d’Alene

Happy 4th of July weekend, everyone!

We want to offer a huge congrats to Jenifer Garner who finished her 18th Ironman race at Ironman Coeur d’Alene last weekend in 15:18! Fun fact: Jenifer has been our athlete since 2005!!! when she completed the inaugural IMAZ. Way to go, Jenifer!!!

Boulder 70.3 (CO), Concrete Man Olympic (MO), Mainly Marathon Series

Ed Wallis (L), Craig Conley (R) – Concrete Man Olympic Tri

We had some great results in the last couple of weeks!

Boulder 70.3
Ryan Searle – 7:15

Mainly Marathon Series NE
Frank Smith
PA – 8:08
NJ – 7:57
CT – 7:41
RI – 7:57
MA – 7:53
VT – 7:54
ME – 7:52

Concrete Man Olympic Tri, Missouri
Craig Conley – 3:04 – 3rd in AG!
Ed Wallis – 2:53 – 2nd in AG!

Congratulations, guys!

Grand Canyon Rim to River to Rim

Some great photos from our longtime athlete, Joan McGue from her recent Grand Canyon trek. The route was 18 miles long – South Kaibab to Phantom Ranch and back up Bright Angel. A tough hike, definitely, but through stunning and almost surreal terrain.

Ironman 70.3 Victoria (Canada), Mountain Trail 100k (South Africa), Music City Olympic Trial (Nashville, TN), Dueces Wild Olympic Trials (Show Low, AZ)

Lots to catch up on over the last few weeks! Our athletes have had some incredible performances!

Congrats to Mike and Lisa Volpentest who raced Victoria 70.3 in Canada. Mike finished in 6:20 and set a PR, while Lisa came home in 8:18.

Todd Silva raced the Mountain Trail 100K run in South Africa. This is part of the world wide UTMB series. Todd finished just over 20 hours and took 4th in his AG!

Congrats to Kemp Conrad who raced the Music City Olympic Tri in Nashville, TN. This was the TN state championship and Kemp took 2nd in his AG with a time of 2:20!

At the Deuces Wild Olympic Tri here in AZ, Monica Parks finished 3rd in her AG with a time of 3:10 and Matt Johnson took 2nd in his AG with a time of 2:51!

Congratulations to all our athletes!

AZ 25K Trail Race, Chattanooga 70.3 (TN), Colfax Half Marathon (CO), Mainly Marathon Series (OK, MO, KS, NE, IA)

Catching up on race results from the last couple of weeks. Congratulations to our athletes who had some outstanding performances!

25K Trail Race – AZ
Jimmy Boswell – 3:02

Chattanooga 70.3
Craig Conley – 6:15
Gretchen Pearson – 6:49 – 1st ever tri!

Colfax 1/2 Marathon, CO
Frank Smith – 3:32*

*Also, two weeks ago, Frank walked five marathons in five days!

Mainly Marathons Series
Miami, OK – 7:38
St. Joseph, MO – 7:43
Hiawatha, KS – 7:54
South Sioux City, NE – 8:05
Sioux City, IA – 7:40

Congratulations to all our athletes and have a great week!