May 20, 2013
Columbia Tri's 30th
Mother Nature showed favor to Columbia Tri, perhaps in honor of its 30th running, holding off expected nastiness falling from the skies. The race, as always, featured a deep field of pros and a truly impressive field of amateurs from neighboring states and beyond.
Stephen Munchak and Lauryn MacFawn earned the top spots and the first 2014 Best of the U.S. invitations for Marylanders.
April 22, 2013
PR for Payne at New Orleans 70.3Defending BOUS Champion Matt Payne kicked off his 2013 multisport season with a sterling effort at New Orleans 70.3 yesterday. He was the 2nd amateur to cross the finish line, behind Rodrigo Acevedo of Bogota, Colombia. Matt's time was 4:05:52, lowering his half IM PR set at Soma in 2011 by 1:35.
March 27, 2013
Cheers to Team FloridaWhen a race has been around for thirty years, it has seen its share of talent race through its finish structure. This year is no exception for the 30th Annual Great Clermont Triathlon. Consider that top Florida woman Kailand Cosgrove was 2010 Junior of the Year, was elite amateur champ at St. Anthony's in 2011 (2:01:06!) and was 7th at HyVee last year behind top BOUS veterans like Kim Pancoast and Cindi Bannink and perennial qualifiers Christine Anderson, Hallie Blunck, Megan Riepma, and Natalie Kirchoff, and you start to get the picture.
July 15, 2012
Catherine Sterling & Paul Noone rock MassachusettsPardon us for drooling. But Paul Noone and Catherine Sterling, who –– at Saturday's Massachusetts State Triathlon –– earned the right to lead Team Massachusetts at the 2013 Championship, are FAST, FAST, FAST and we absolutely can't wait to see them take on the field next June. We don't see Paul racing much outside the region, but Catherine is no stranger to the kind of competition she'll face at BOUS. In fact, (whether she knows it or not) she received serious consideration for Honorable Mention in USAT's Athlete of the Year recognition last year.
July 15, 2012
Illinois' Kristin Bagley knows the course
Leon's Triathlon course isn't technically home-field advantage for Kristin (Rosenberger) Bagley––that claim belongs to Indiana's Chris Wickard of Crown Pointe, Indiana who has twice won at Leon's. But since the championship race host's home of Hammond, IN is actually a suburb of Chicago, and since Kristin has placed 7th and 5th there (2011 and 2012), there's got to be some kind of consideration for that experience. Neighbor-field advantage, perhaps?
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