Belated congratulations to the City Coach and JackRabbit Sports athletes who raced last weekend’s NYC Tri. The JackRabbit crews (from both Brooklyn and Manhattan) all finished strong, and we had a small but impressive City Coach contingent including:
- Daniel Seidler 2:24:12
- Cipriana Cuevas 2:52:11
- Nate Land 2:56:42
Congratulations to the increasingly speedy and always indefatigable Agnes Zbylut, who set a PR at the Half Iron distance last week at the Tupper Lake Tinman. She finished in 6:04:07, which was good for 43 out of 116 women and 9 of 21 in her AG. Ironman NYC, here we come.
Never underestimate the heart of a champion. – Rudy Tomjanovich
Every year I say I couldn’t be more impressed and proud of our team. And then the next year I’m even more impressed and proud. Today’s results were tremendous. But first, a quick lesson in the brief history of the NYRR Sprint Triathlon.
Congratulations to Sheila Monaghan, who finished 4th overall at this weekend’s Litchfield Hills Triathlon. And in case you’re wondering, the good folks at Litchfield Hills have replaced the customary 4th place chocolate medal with a nifty beach ball. Who knew?
Great job Sheila.
Congratulations to Luke “The Shirtless Wonder” McCambley, who has returned from his overseas trip in time to finish the Fairfield Half Marathon in a speedy 1:16:23 (5:50/mile).
Congratulations to Bridget “Who’s That Girl?” McKenna (Aetos Capital) who finished the 3.5 mile course in 21:17 (6:05/mile), which was good for 4th place at the Wednesday edition of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. And let’s not forget the indefatigable Cirpriana Cuevas (Loew’s Corporation) who finished in a strong 24:20 (6:57/mile). There’s no word as to whether Bridget wore her trademark pearls or Cip wore her signature skirt for the event, but I can only hope so, as it would have served to further crush the dreams of the masses behind them.
Nice work ladies.
Congratulations to Bobby Dweck on another strong sprint tri performance. Though he tends to prefer the Ironman distance, Bobby finished 13th in a field if 130 and 1st in his age group at the Long Branch Sprint Tri. Bobby has the home court advantage since the course goes by his home, though unlike what I would have done, he didn’t have his friends and family on the porch misdirecting the competition.
Nice work Bobby.
Congratulations to Liz Corkum, who won Saturday’s Worcester Fire Department 5k in a speedy 18:41, which is good for 6:01 per mile. Not a bad little training run for Ms. Corkum, who is preparing for her first 100-miler later this summer.
Great job Liz.
Despite being one of a few racers who were emphatically directed the wrong way by course marshals, our very own Lauri Young placed third overall at the Wendy’s International Duathlon. (For the record, the International Du was held in Ohio, USA, and there seems to have been no international participation, nor was this international distance. But in fact it was a duathlon, so at least Wendy’s got that part right.)
But I digress. Despite putting in 4-5 extra miles, Lauri still made her way to the podium, and won her AG by 30 minutes. Congratulations Dr. Young.
Would someone please tell Cipriana Cuevas that she’s not supposed to get so fast so fast? You’ve heard me tell the story before….starts running…does Run for the Rabbit a few months later…does her first marathon in 4:50….does a marathon in 3:34 less than a year later…loses 80 pounds along the way…breaks 7-minute miles for the first time…yada, yada, yada. Her latest head turner came today at the NYRR Portugal Day 5-miler, where she not only went sub-7 again, but also won the 25-29 AG in a time of 34:10.