It’s been a very exciting month of racing! Here is a quick recap of some of the bigger races we’ve participated in recently.
USAT Age Group National Championships: Omaha, Nebraska
Many Full Throttle athletes represented at our team this year in Omaha at the 2016 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships. With temperatures reaching a humid 90 degrees by the time many athletes started the run segment of their race, the conditions were very trying to say the least.
Despite the heat and a non-wetsuit swim, we managed to throw down some still very impressive times! Kim Jerome came in at a time of 3:03:59, and Dixon MacDonald finished in 2:25:25. Sam Martini had a similar time, pushing through the heat and pain to come in at 2:25:52. Alex Goldhammer came through the chute with a strong time of 2:37:50 Stacy Creamer had her best performance at Nationals to date, coming in at 2:39:08 to take 6th place in her age group and claim her spot for Worlds!
And and last but certainly not least, our hats go off to Adrian Mackay, who took 2nd place in his age group in the Olympic, and 1st in his age group in the sprint, with times of 2:09:09 and 1:06:17 respectively! Chapeau, good sir!
Congratulations to everyone who raced in Omaha, you made your team proud! Check out this highlight reel (especially around 1:49!)
Ironman 70.3 Timberman: Gilford, NH
We had several athletes compete at Ironman Timberman on August 21st in the Lake Winnipesaukee region in New Hampshire. While she couldn’t run due to an injury, Emily Walgenbach still managed an impressive swim and bike. Steve Borne had a time of 7:04, and Jonathan Byrne came in with a time of 5:22.
James Strol raced the Sprint on Saturday and came home with a new PR of 1:20:51, which got him 4th place in his age group. Great job, James!
Ironman Mont Tremblant: Mont Tremblant, Québec, Canada
Meanwhile, North of the border in Québec, we had several athletes put down some strong times at Ironman Mont Tremblant. Conditions on the swim were choppy to say the least, and soon into the bike the rain started, and did not let up for most of the day.
David Doherty had an amazing day, finishing at 9:55 despite the wind, rain, and hills. Scott McGrath and Wyeth Hunnable both completed their first full Ironman distance races; coming in with times of 11:11, 11:43 respectively. Way to go, fellas!
Congratulations to everyone who raced! Stay tuned for announcements about our upcoming indoor charity triathlon. We'd like to also wish everyone a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend! Ride safely!