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Athlete Accolades

June 28th, 2011


Bree Wee
Bree Wee
Molly Friel
Molly Friel

It was a popular racing weekend for Jimmy Riccitello Coaching athletes - a weekend to remember.

Congrats to Bruce “Dream” Weaver for his fine 4th overall finish in the Brissie to Bay 100km road race. Bruce is rounding into fine France Camp form. I’m looking forward to riding the Alps with him in just over a week’s time. I hope he takes it a little easy on me.

Bree Wee ran her way to a first overall in the Kona Half marathon. Her winning time of 1:20:50 was a new PR (and on quite the hilly course). You’re on fire, Bree.

Vic “Nut Man” Riquelme survived his first massive crash while attacking from the front of an elite pro field in the Manhattan Beach Gran Prix. Vic sustained a torn AC ligament and a fully separated shoulder, but will heal quickly. His bike was not so lucky, however - and suffered multiple displaced fractures and was pronounced dead at the scene. Wishing you a speedy recovery, my friend.

There were fine performances from all at Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs. Congrats to Christine Kenney, Tammy “Silence Of The” Lamb, Teri Albertazzi, Esteban de la Garza, and Erica “IronKong” McClurg. A special congrats to IronKong whose 4th place age-group finish earned her a trip to the Ironman World Championships in Kona.

Jenny Lagerquist overcame limited training due to a recent badly fractured toe and a move from Hawaii to DC, to finish Ironman Coeur d’Alene. While the end result was not what she hoped for - her determination and desire to get across the finish line is what winners are made of. I have no doubt that a fine performance is in her future. Way to rise above adversity and finish what you started!

Stacey “SW” FInerman had a killer race in Ironman Coeur d’Alene.  She crushed her previous PR by 36 minutes and ran under 4 hours (her main goal). SW’s determination, positive outlook, grace under pressure, and attention to detail makes me happy - and just a little jealous.

Onward athletes! Thank you for making me proud.

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