“The expert at anything was once a beginner”.
Our athletes have really stepped it up another level this month. Racing from Coast to Coast, we welcomed first time Triathletes who rocked their first races and watched seasonal athletes surpass their goals and challenge themselves to push harder than before. Congratulations to all our amazing WOL athletes near and far.
River Lights Triathlon
WOW IT WAS HOT! Our very own Coach Tom took 1st overall and admitted that it was the hottest race he’s done in quite some time. Harrison Brown also pushed through the heat and placed 4th overall. Jennifer Barker is a rock star and placed 2nd OA and 2nd in her AG. She had a great strong race. Lawrence Landrigran took 4th overall in his tough AG 35-39, along with Ty Rabon taking 3rd in his AG 40-44, way to race team! Ed McDermott and Kyle Shepard took 1st and 2nd in AG 45-49. We love it when our awesome athletes race together and push each other to podium finishes. Tom Lankford snagged 3rd in 50-54 and looked so strong out there. Cate Piech had a super swim and battled out the heat on the run! She had a great race. Massimo Crudeli also raced strong in a tough AG, way to go! Both Lori Drake and Sue Bark brought home a Bobblehead at the Cape Fear River Lights Duathlon!! Duathlons are fun too. Awesome job Rockstars.
Even though it was intensely hot, it was still good training at a great course! Congratulations to all our HOT athletes.
Bigg B’s 5K
On a very muggy and wet night, Steve Everhart placed 1st in his AG!!! He’s been training and racing strong, congrats!
Master Mile National Championship
Allie Kassens took 3rd overall female in the masters 1 mile championship with a 5:26 time! Big Breakthrough for her biggest field ever! Way to go! – “Still in shock and very happy. Thank you Coach Tom for the great training and perfect race plan.”
Old College Tri Texas
Congratulations to Caroline Bloom on her podium spot at the Old College Tri in Texas! This was held the weekend prior to the Tropical Storm Harvey and our thoughts are with our Texas athletes, Caroline, Michelle and Logan Bonathon.
Orthocarolina 10K Classic in Statesville, NC
Remote athlete, Cathy Moore, ran a strong 10K as a training day for the upcoming Blue Ridge Relay. Sandwiched in between a 4 miler, a 7 miler and along day after the 10K, she posted a strong finish. Good luck next weekend and have a ball at the relay.
Oakland Triathlon Festival
Without Limits racing from Coast to Coast!! Catherine Clement posted some huge break throughs during the sprint event and had an awesome day. Shay Hutchings swam a super fast 1500 and has become quite the fish! Proud of you Shay for working on that swim! Congrats to all of my out of town Rockstars in Texas, Western NC and California!!!! What huge improvements y’all have made.
Ironman 70.3 Maine
A year of hard work paid off! Jennie Mott became an official IM 70.3 finisher up in Maine and we all couldn’t be more proud of her determination. She swam and biked her fastest splits and had a 36 min PR. Way to go J Mott! You truly are an inspiration and a woman without limits :
– “I can’t tell you all the emotions in my head at the finish. My mom was there and I was so happy to see her. I was so excited to finish in my goal time and be an official finisher. Made me cry again to be so happy. Take away meaaage. I can do this better and I love to tri. Thanks for getting me ready Kristen Smith Jeno, Matthew Wisthoff and everyone else at without limits. I am truly grateful!”
Copperhead 20k Relay
Our very own Coach Aaron Kolk crushed it and won the race…. and drank all 4 beers!
Other awesome Relay rockstars who raced strong and had fun were: Jennifer Barker, Kelli Kerkhoff, John Cockrum, Jose Gonzalez, Coach Sami, Coach Matt, Coach Kristen, and Lauren Stephenson. It was so fun seeing everyone out having a great time racing together.
Sami’s Birthday Sprint
Sami celebrated an incredible birthday with 50 of her closest friends biking 50 miles together. Thank you to everyone who participated, provided food, and helped with logistics.