BIG Congrats to Ryan Bartch for finishing Vietnam Ironman 70.3! The temperature was 108 at 10:30am on race day. You did it with insanely hot weather, nice work man 🙂
Windy Christy and Whitney Collins double up and complete the Bike-To-Build 64-miler on Saturday and Jordan Lake 1.2 mile race followed by a 6 mile run on Sunday. They are training smart and putting in the work. You got this ladies, Eagleman 70.3 here you come 🙂
Windy Christy and Whitney Collins are at it again! This weekend they did the Lake James 50. Tough hilly course and you ladies did amazing 🙂 Also Congrats to Renee Griffen getting back out there for the Lake James 50!
Jennie Mott improves big time in her first TRI season! Congrats on yet another great finish. You are growing stronger! Proud of you girl!
Lindsay Dean completes the Beaver Dam International a few weeks back and does a great job as she preps for Chatty 70.3 this weekend! You are ready girl and proud of all the hard work you’ve been putting. You are going to do awesome! Patrick Horning had a great 4th place AG! Raleigh is on the radar!
Cary Duathlon Nationals
Tim Nichols overall winner making him the USAT national champion
Lori Drake – (Lori Drake), set out to be faster and stronger this year. With a tough new job, she had 2, yes 2 AG wins this weekend: Cary Du Short Course and Ramblin’ Rose!!
Chris Pope – Qualifies for Boston with a 3:03 at the Chicagoland Marathon in Illinois – 20 minute personal best for Chris. Great job B Causey for the pacework with Chris.
The Ladies of Without Limits road tripped to Raleigh and rambled their way through the Ramblin Rose. Lori Drake and Holly Cunningham both brought home some hardware with a 1st place AG and a 3rd place AG. Lisa Kerr took 4th and had a strong swim on her way to Chatty 70.3 and Lynda Smith finished her first tri ever!!!!! Some Rockstars in the house.
Congratulations to Genie Griffin on her day at the New River Half. Genie runs and races in Asheville on some of the most difficult courses, but is strong and an amazing athlete. Way to go Genie and keep it up!!!
Another out of towner, Melanie Meadows, completed the Tour de Cure Cycle. Melanie is training for her first 70.3 and is working hard to show up fit and strong. One of the toughest athletes, I know! Melanie, Congrats on your Rockstar kinda day!
Despite the 100% humidity, Level 1 runners joined the fun @ the Wilm Ortho 5k and ran some of their best times. Ashley Frank broke 24 minutes! Madison Long came in under 31, while Janet Coleman comes in 3rd in AG! Julie Snodgrass is back and jumped right in the fun race helping with the Girls on the Run. Shannon Maus paced her niece. What a great way to challenge yourself and help the next generation develop healthy habits.
Congrats to Allie Kassens who just got approved for media credentials for the USATF Olympic Trials in Eugene! She’ll be writing for Women Talk Sports and tweeting through her account @RnningEconomist
She has also ran 5:05 in the 1500 and 2:31 in the 800 this season. Still shooting for faster goals for her attempt at the Masters qualification in Eugene!