RACING INTO SUMMER: Ironman Raleigh & Boulder, 24 Hrs in Canyon, Alcatraz + more!

“YOU KNOW, IT’S TIMES LIKE THESE WHEN I REALIZE WHAT A SUPER HERO I AM”

 

VOTE FOR YOUR MAY ATHLETES OF THE MONTH

June has already been a very busy time for our amazing WOL athletes, with multiple races taking place every weekend across the country. Be sure to continue the conversation with your coaches about different climates, elevations and how to stay healthy post race. Congratulations to all our incredible athletes.

Raleigh 70.3 Ironman
Thank you to everyone who raced for the Without Limits Team as we finished 4th in Division III at 70.3 Raleigh.   We have moved up a Division this year and we are one of the smaller teams in Division III (75-125 athlete division).  Way to finish everyone!!   If you have not signed up for the Without Limits Ironman Team, please do so.  Lots of perks to being registered with the team and new ones starting in 2018!!!  

Raleigh 70.3 went as advertised and Team WOL all finished conquering different goals which they had set for the day. Matt Wisthoff took 11th overall 4:10!  Matt put together a solid race with a strong pro field in the heat!  Way to go Wisty! And Aaron Kolk tackled his first 70.3 and just broke 5 hours!  Nice work Coach Kolk. Lori Drake fueled well on the bike which was a huge win!  Ryan Redd and Melanie Meadows both finished feeling great and sparkly.  A huge win for both at that race. Jaime Ash PRed at Raleigh 70.3 and placed 9th in her division with a 5:12!

Also in Raleigh, The Team TriWarriors from Lumberton had a great showing at Raleigh.  Carrington Locklear’s FIRST 70.3. Bryan Maynor had a great bike.  This was Matthew Scott’s first race since his accident and he’s back!! Dr. David Brooks and Windy Christy did a fantastic job as well.  You guys are doing great.  Ironman Chattanooga here they come!

Jack Carroll did it! He completed and finished the Raleigh 70.3.  Ironman Wisconsin here he comes!

Lauren Stephenson finished with a smile.  Jumped in last minute when her last half was cancelled and faced Raleigh’s heat.  Ironman Louisville here she comes!

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WNC Flyer & Asheville 10k
Jose and Eileen Gonzalez completed and did a fantastic job at the hilly ride in Western NC. With over a 4,000 ft elevation gain and a tad over a 100 miles, this duo crushed it.

Susan Shafer put her cycling fitness to the test and came out without a scratch!!  That is how we want to continue to heal and progress.

Diana Davis showed those hill runners how it is done by competing in the Asheville 10k. She took home first in her AG! And not only that, she took home First Grand Master Female! Believe in YOU and great things happen. Rockstar in the hills and onward and upward. Philip Davis  ran with Diana in her 10K and then got some Alaska training doing the 100 miler!

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Ogden Elementary Stingray 5k
Steve Everhart snagged 2nd place in his AG with a great time.  Let the training begin!

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15K Quay Challenge
Jennifer Barker won her AG and PR’d in the the 10K portion of it by 2 minutes.  She’s ready to escape Alcatraz!

24 Hours in the Canyon
Team Awesome Austin Rockstars all bringing home some hardware!!!   These athletes have trained so diligently and super excited that all 3 training buddies came out on top!  Congrats to Logan Bonathan, Michelle Bonathan and Caroline Bloom for their podium finishes proving that dedication, determination and friendship will put you on the top!! Love your style and Just know that YOU ROCK!

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Ironman Boulder
YOU ARE AN IRONMAN!!! Congratulations to Ren Rotondo and Steve White on crossing that finish line at Ironman Boulder.   Ren Rotondo posted a 12 hour Ironman averaging 10 hours/week!   Balancing family, work and training can be difficult and we worked the training into his schedule and he did it!!!  Steve White finished Ironman #3 and while it was a tough day, it was a glorious day as he proved just how tough he is!   These two gentleman are true Rockstars in managing the family, work, and training balance and that is what Ironman is. Living the lifestyle!!  Way to go kids, YOU ROCK!  

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Escape From Alcatraz
Jennifer Barker has been training hard and did a killer job especially when they had to cancel her strongest part, the swim.  Due to unsafe currents/winds the swim was canceled for the first time in years.  Nice work Barker, onto the next adventure!

Patrick Horning took on the adventure with a smile. Even with a cancelled swim he kept his head up and did what he came to do.  He had a great bike and fantastic run.  He said the best part of the day was getting a “nice hat from Andy Potts”, it was a Without Limits hat! Congrats Patrick.

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Oak Island Tri (bridge to pier)
Todd Midgett won overall and Ed McDermott won Masters overall! Ty Rabon and Tim Winslow won their respective age groups and Patrick Renton took 2nd in his age group. Strong performances team.

Jamestown Tri
Tucker Whitesides had another successful day of racing and really got his TRI Bug fired back up.  Congrats Tucker.

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WOL athletes ran Strong, even with a late start time!

Rolando Garcia placed 4th overall as well as 1st in his AG with an awesome time of 25:15! Jim Finley took his cycling fitness to the hills with a power house time of 31:16. Renee Zukerman had a very strong run and conquered 1st in her AG with a sweet time of 32:48.

Coming off a disappointing race cancellation and with some Louisville hill training, Anna Maltby still secured a strong time of 49:32. Anthony Enoch… Slim and Tri with a 50:01 awesome time. Way to go athletes!

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