Top Races with Top Results – Santa Rosa, Wilma Dash, Pinehurst International and more

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70.3 SANTA ROSA
What a magical weekend for Team Without Limits!  From a beautiful, but cold swim, to an awesome scenic cycle and a flat and super supported run, the course and venue did not disappoint.  As Coach Sami said – “we laughed, we cried, we cheered and we ALL finished”.

Mark Austin posted a solid day coming off the Boston Marathon and Lindsey Hess showed her swim is improving as she crossed the finish line with a smile!!  Tim Gill was a true Superstar busting the 6 hour mark for the first time in a 70.3 distance at 5:57!   Mike Nichols and Lisa Kerr had solid finishes on a fun course and Holly Cunningham decided she just wanted to run a touch more :-)!!!   Handling adversity with style was Holly’s attitude of the day and that is a true champion.  LYNDA!!!  Lynda Smith finished her first 70.3 and her smile was the size of the entire state of California!   She looked fantastic!  Beth Brampton had a great race and was the last official finisher on such a tough journey!  We are all proud of you BB, way to finish and make it all come together!!  You’re amazing 🙂

Coach Sami finished her 28th Half Ironman/iron distance and qualified for 70.3 Worlds in Chattanooga, TN!   It was building more bike handling experience, race travel experience, and continuing to coach her athletes to that finish line that was the order of the day!  It was a great finish to a long day!

But the best part of the day was our sherpas!!  WOL Teammates Nick Rashid and Catherine Clement were on injured reserved, but came and cheered and supported the racers even though they couldn’t race.  We couldn’t have done this without Charlie George and all the rest of our sherpas who drove, cooked, cheered and were there for the day.  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!  This was for you!   Now onward and upward to the next adventure Rockstars!!
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WILMA DASH
Congrats to all of the WOL Ladies.  Taking lots of podium spaces, but more importantly running with their friends and having all of the WOL Men cheering them on as they volunteered on race day!   Doesn’t get much better than that!   What a fun evening and a true team affair!  WOL Ladies placed 5 in the top 10 finishers!  Stephanie Morries, Leah Blakeley, Sarah Horton, Jennifer Parrella, Brennan McNulty , Jennie Mott, Beth Greer , Nicole Moss, Carrie Cheatham, Chris Bean, Meagan Roderick, Martha Weaver, Katie Burgess, Anna Maltby, Lauren Stephenson, Janet Coleman, Ashley Frank, Gloria Kelly, Frances White, Marianna Boucher, Judy Williams, Marilyn Malanaphy, Beth Ann Soporowski, Brittany Perkins, Karen Eckberg, Coach Faye, Renee Zukerman, Diana Davis, Bridget Phillips, Amber Barber, Shelley Malloy, Marcy Waters, Alisha Murray, Susan Shafer, Maleia Tumolo, Pam Dieffenbauch, Amy Kolk

Lesly JuradoBEAVER DAM OLYMPIC TRIATHLON

Coach Tom won by 8:00 min. with a 2:01 and a new PR.  Kyle Shepard took 2nd in his age group followed by Ed McDerrmott taking 3rd in that same AG.  Patrick Horning took 2nd in his age group!  Great showing on the hilly terrain.

Dirty German
Keith Perrella was the “unofficial” masters champion in his 50K in PA.  Keith was directed off course and ran much longer than the 31 miles, and was easily in 1st for masters but ended up off course.  Through the very wet, flooded and touch conditions, Keith thrived and ran strong. Nice work Keith

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SHELTON VINEYARD Running of the Vines in Dobson, NC
…Sounds hilly and beautiful and it was both!  Congrats to Cathy Moore for 4th OA Female and for her AG win!!   Coming back strong after qualifying for Boston at QWBM!   Way to get that speed back Cathy!  

PINEHURST TRIATHLON
The Pinehurst Triathlon did not disappoint and brought the hills, heat and a non wetsuit swim!! Soooo…Jack Carroll made the podium for the very first time (3rd in AG)!!!!  Go Jack!! Michael Jones finished his first triathlon EVER!!   Only Rockstars do Pinehurst as their first triathlon ever!!!  Ren Rotondo, Mr. Steve White, and Ty Rabon had fun racing and chasing each other on the course and Steve White had the run of the day!  Jennifer Barker (2nd AG) and Coach Sami (1st AG) both raced strong in their AG’s and brought home some hardware.  The team was rounded out with Charlie Jackson, Lesly Jurado and Jennie Mott, who lived to race another day!  Any day is a great day when you can toe that start line. Way to go everyone on a Hot Rockstar kinda day.  (Coach Sami swept the race in all sports and claimed the fastest swim, T1, bike, T2, and run in her AG).

 

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STOKED TO GO OUT: Pier to Pier Swim
The water temperature was in the excellent 75 degree range and our swimmers were loving it! Sarah Horton completed her 1st open ocean swim ever and longest straight swim to date! Way to roll with it! Paul Quam had a great swim and came in 3rd AG.  Eileen Gonzalez raced her 1st P2P swim and rocked it out! Kyle Shepard placed 3rd in AG, Nice work. Philip Davis had an excellent swim and is getting ready for Alaska! Katherine Cammack – you’ll find her in the OW always.  Way to go Katherine! Coach Kristen rocked 1st in AG and loving the OW.

QUEST FOR THE CREST 10k
Beth Greer took on over 3,000ft of climbing and had a blast! She will be back for the 50k next year.

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ORTHO 5k
Martha Weaver running with the Girls on the RUN!! And Janet Coleman rocking a 31:29. Way to go girls!

MAINE COAST HALF MARATHON
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Maine Coast Half Marathon was perfect for running… and taking pictures!  CHRIS BEAN finished with a 2:22 (a PR for the year!) even with a few stops along the way for snapping photos of the beautiful view!  Way to go Chris!  Glad you enjoyed the run and glad to have you in WOL!

TINKER BELL HALF MARATHON
Katie Elzer-Peters is hooked on HALFS!  She brought her good energy to Level 1 practice all winter, training through good days and bad all while keeping her eyes set on her goal- not obstacles!  Congrats Katie- Tinker Bell 13.1!!

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Sunset Beach Half Marathon
Brian Ereb braved the heat and beat the dehydration like a warrior. Congrats on a great run Brain!

LOCAL 5k Fun
Charlie Jackson ran a fun 5k and rocked a new PR of 23:11 and came in 1st place!

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Welcome to the Without Limits Endurance Team
Congratulations to Deborah Dotsun, one of the newest WOL Team Members.  She did some awesome running off the QWBM and taking 1st Masters at EmergeOrtho 5K this past weekend!!!  Back to back 5K’s and earning some back to back hardware! Rockstar…Now onward and upward to some marathon training!

ROKA MEMORIAL DAY SALE

SAVE 30% OFF ON EVERYTHING (few exceptions, see below). Sale ends May 30th.

Contact Coach Sami Winter for the Without Limits Coupon Code.
Exclusions: Roka Factory Team Store, Team USA gear, and products that are currently sold out or not on pre-sale.

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