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Athlete Accolades

August 30th, 2013


Julia Polloreno shows the Challenge Penticton run course who's boss.
Julia Polloreno shows the Challenge Penticton run course who's boss.
Stacey, post race - IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder. Happy!
Stacey, post race - IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder. Happy!

Words can’t explain how cool it is to share in the experiences of my friends and clients who are constant reminders that balance is possible while pursuing athletic interests, and that hard work is always rewarded.  Here’s an update on last weekend’s adventures.

Congrats to Stacey “Stud Woman” Finerman for her 26 minute PR on a tough IRONMAN Canada course in Whistler last weekend.  SW finished in 11:34!  It’s been amazing to watch SW transform herself into a cyclist this year, chopping huge chunks of time off her bike leg PRs including shaving 40 minutes off her 70.3 bike spit (2:34).

Ken “NYAC” Rideout put together a great race at IRONMAN Canada, finishing in 9:44 (20 minute PR) for and fifth overall in the tough 40-44 age-group earning his second start at Dig Me Beach, in Kona, Hawaii.  I would be remiss if I didn’t thank Ken for being such a fine ambassador of the sport, helping many up-and-coming professional triathletes find support and training.  I’m looking forward to watching Ken at the Big Show in Kona!

Andy “Philly Roll” Kronschnabel had the race of his life (so far!) and a 26 minute PR to finish IRONMAN Canada in 9:53 including a pure marathon PR of 3:17!  The future is bright for Philly Roll – still in his early stage of development as a triathlete.  Well done, Andy.

Lisa “Rock Fish” Ribes continues to climb the pro ranks and bolstered her third and fourth place overall female pro finishes in IRONMANs Cabo and France, respectively, with a hard-earned second overall (9:38).  Way to dig deep, Rock Fish!

Linda Vigil(ante) continues to win her age-group in just about every triathlon and running race in North County San Diego, including a couple outright victories.  Seems that prep for the ITU World Championships in London is right on track for LV!

Triathlete Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Julia Polloreno, toed the line in Challenge Penticton with two co-workers.  You can read about their journey dubbed Project Penny, here.  Her hard work, including a week at France Camp, resulted an 11:51, fifth place in her age-group, and a 2 hour and 40 minute PR.  Dang!

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