Two Awesome Weekends Triathlon, 5k running race, 4 mile run

05/22/2017 » TN, NY, HI

The past two weekends have been two of the most memorable weekends in the Migonis Multisport team’s history.  There were several age-group wins, overall and age-group podiums, personal best times and a 70.3 World Championship qualifier.  It was truly a great two weekends of racing.

On May 14th, Lauren Pfendler raced her first ever triathlon at the Honolulu Triathlon in Honolulu, HI.  Lauren showed little sign of being a newbie triathlete as she took home first place in here age-group finishing in 2:31:40 for her first Olympic distance triathlon (1,500 meter swim, 40k bike, 10k run).  This past Sunday she raced again and had similar results at the much hillier North Shore Triathlon.  Lauren took home another age-group win breaking the tape in 2:32:33 which was good enough for 22nd overall and 4th among all the female finishers.  Two age-group wins in her first two race attempts is very impressive.  Lauren is racing her first 70.3 event at Ironman 70.3 Hawaii on June 3rd.  Fantastic job Lauren!!!

Randy Hadzor was also in action this past weekend at the ever popular Ratsnake Triathlon.  This triathlon is unique because you do the race events in the opposite order.  So you run a tough trail run first, then a tough bike ride and then do a short swim to the finish.  It really is a unique and fun event.  Randy raced very well finishing 2nd overall on the day in a time of 2:50:44.  Well done Randy!

Elyssa Rosenbaum and Emily Zipprich raced at the InStride Sports Orchard run on Saturday in LaFayette, NY.  Both ladies ran this race as part of their long run for the day and both ladies did very well taking home first and second in their age-group. Elyssa was 1st in a time of 30:40 and Emily was close behind breaking the tape in 31:16.  The race was primarily on dirt and gravel roads with a little bit of trail mixed in.  Both ladies are training hard for the upcoming triathlon season which starts in two weeks.  Awesome job ladies!

Travis Glazier raced on Saturday as well. He ran in a race that is very dear to him, the Hubbardsville Fire-2nd Annual Michael Hotaling 5k.  Travis had a great race finishing second overall in a time of 20:15.  This was just a few seconds off of last year’s time, but seeing how Travis is training hard for his first season of racing 70.3 distance triathlons, he was happy with such a strong 5k effort.  He was born and raised in Hubbardsville and knew Mr. Hotaling well.  Great job Travis!

Matt Toporowski accomplished a season “A” goal right off the bat in his first tri of the year.  Matt scored a 12th place finish in his 30-34 age-group at Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga and received a roll down spot for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in September on the very same course.   Matt’s time of 4:14:02 was a personal best and shows that he is in very good shape early on in 2017.  Matt did this race as part of a charity.  He raised nearly $2,700 towards prostate cancer research with Team Zero and was first on the team to finish.  Up next is a short duathlon next week and then Ironman 70.3 Syracuse in mid-June.  Congratulations Matt!

Find results here:

Ratsnake: http://www.zippyraceresults.com/search.php?ID=6541

Orchard Run: http://www.auyertiming.com/pdffiles/10-20-17beak_o.pdf

Ironman 70.3: http://www.ironman.com/#axzz4hfd9qNyc

North Shore Tri: http://www.timelinehawaii.com

Honolulu Triathlon: http://www.honolulutriathlon.com/

 

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