Congratulations to Isang Smith, who finished 3rd overall at last weekend’s Bronx Duathlon. This was Ms. Smith’s last tuneup before heading out to sunny California for the Orange County Duathlon, which will hopefully be her qualifying race for the World Championship.
Nicely done, Isang.
Congratulations to the Brooklyn ladies who raced last week’s London Marathon. Well done, ladies.
- Sara Bibi – 3:45:06
- Iris Shalam – 4:53:46
- Michele Levy 5:24:17
Dear Chris Broussard:
I try very hard not to hate. To be sure, I have strong opinions, and there are plenty of things that bother, irk, annoy, exasperate, aggravate, and irritate me. But hate is something I try to reserve for things that truly deserve it. Things like bigotry. And hypocrisy. Well, Chris Broussard, come on down – in one fell swoop, you’ve managed to demonstrate both.
Personally, I never found your NBA analysis on ESPN to be particularly insightful. The only thing I ever learned from him is how to misspell the word M-E-M-P-H-I-S.
Posted in Blog,Guest PostApril 30, 2013
Over a decade ago, my friend Christopher Bergland and I formed City Coach. I began coaching Christopher in 1989, and he went on to become one of the most accomplished ultra endurance athletes in the world. He won a Triple Ironman three times. He had a top-5 finish at Badwater. He set a world record by running 153.76 miles on a treadmill in 24-hours. And by the way, he’s gay.
Although he is no longer competing, among many other things, Christopher is a blogger for Psychology Today. Yesterday he wrote this piece on Jason Collins, the first active male player in one of the four “major” sports to come out. I thank Christopher for sharing this with us.
Posted in Blog,Coach Cane's BlogApril 25, 2013
Congratulations to Bonnie Averbuch, who finished 3rd overall with a PR of 1:25:52, and Lauri Young who finished in 2:04:04 at this weekend’s Unite Half Marathon.
Over a week has passed since the tragedy at the Boston Marathon. And while events like that put things in perspective and remind us that now matter how seriously we take racing, it’s not really that important, our athletes’ efforts still deserve recognition. Below are the team’s results from the day. We look forward to being back next year, for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.
- Jeffrey Dweck – 3:06:04
- Alisa Stern – 3:20:00 (PR)
- Sheila Monaghan – 3:20:00
- Keila Merino – 3:24:25
- Dan Seidler – 3:24:57
- Cipriana Cuevas – 4:21:26
- Elizabeth Ann Corkum – 4:21:26
Liz and Cip are both coming off of injuries but didn’t want to miss the race, so they ran together at a comfortable pace. Sheila ran with Alisa and the results were a 10+ minute PR for Ms. Stern. And while Keila’s time might not blow you away at first glance, it should be noted that it was her second marathon of the day.
Most importantly, I’m glad that our team and friends are all safe and accounted for. Our condolences to the victims and all those impacted by the bombing.
Posted in Blog,Coach Cane's BlogApril 16, 2013
The Brooklyn Duathlon has traditionally been our season opening multisport race, and it has often been good to us. Today was no different. In the women’s race, Nicole Sin Quee was the returning champion, and defended her title in a time of 56:06, and Jessica Purcell had a strong second run to finish second overall in 59:25.
The Red Hook Crit 5k was held Saturday night on a flat, fast course, with a pile of cash money for the winner. As such, some heavy hitters came out to play. City Coach was well represented, with Bonnie Averbuch running a PR of 19:08 in the women’s race, and Luke McCambley and Matt Duelka running 16:04 and 17:15 respectively in the men’s race. Congratulations all.
Nice work yesterday by Team Z at the Sleepy Hollow Half Marathon. Steven Zebrak did his first race in his new age grou, finishing in 1:40:32, while his still 30-34 AG bride, Jessica Purcell finished in 1:38:25, which was good enough for 5th place in her AG.