Late Season Butt Kicking!
As is the case every season, late August brings the shock of the summer multisport racing season drawing closer and closer to an end. While the season isn’t quite over for all of the Migonis Multisport athletes, this weekend was one of the last of what has been an amazing 2017 spring/summer of multisport racing. And typically with the end of the season comes some top notch performances as most athletes are tapered and very fit trying to score some late season success. This past week was no different.
The week started off with Randy Hadzor racing at the Duathlon World Championships in Penticton, British Columbia. Randy competed in two different races in Canada, the first being a sprint distance race on August 19th in which he finished 5th in the 30-34 year old age-group and 23rd overall in the race. His time for the sprint was 1:02:38. Two days later Randy raced again in the Olympic distance race finishing in 6th in the 30-34 age-group and 33rd overall in a time of 2:00:22. Great job Randy and way to represent team USA!
On Saturday Phil Sconzert continued his impressive season at the Maple Grove Triathlon in Maple Grove, MN. Phil scored yet another age-group podium spot finishing 2nd in the 30-34 age-group and 7th overall in a very competitive sprint distance race featuring some of the best age-groupers in the country. His time was 1:07:40. Phil has had some very impressive results this season and is working his way to a great race on September 10th at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships. Awesome job Phil!
On Sunday, Elyssa Rosenbaum, Ryan Meek and Travis Glazier all competed and kicked butt at the Cazenovia Triathlon in Cazenovia, NY. Elyssa took home first place overall female in the Olympic Distance Triathlon winning in a time of 2:40:06 which was also good for 16th overall. This was Elyssa’s first triathlon win of the season and a great final tune-up race for her “A” race of 2017 campaign on September 17th in Niagara Falls. On the men’s side, Ryan took home 3rd place overall in a time of 2:24:16. Ryan is also training hard for his final big race of the season on September 10 in Lake Placid, NY. This finish was Ryan’s highest of the season and his best ever result at the Cazenovia Triathlon event. Travis also had a very good day as he claimed the overall victory in the 35-39 age-group with his 7th overall finish in the Olympic Distance Triathlon. His time was 2:32:14 and a huge PR for this course. Travis also has one more multisport race on the schedule this season. He’ll race his favorite event of the year, the Cortland Triathlon on September 16th. Well done Elyssa, Ryan and Travis and congratulations on dominating the Cazenovia Triathlon.
Also racing on Sunday was Joan Kane at Ironman 70.3 Maine. This was Joan’s “A” race of the season and an event she had been setting her sights on since she started training again in December. Maine provided the perfect setting, atmosphere and conditions for Joan to race her second ever 70.3 event. To make it extra sweet her daughter Molly also competed in the event. Both Joan and Molly met their top goals of the race and both finished feeling good, smiling and taking in every moment of the experience. Joan finished 16th in the 55-60 age-group in a time of 6:18:05. Molly finished a little bit in front of her mom in a time of 5:53:14. Well done ladies and congratulations on a great 2017 season!
Cazenovia Triathlon: http://www.auyertiming.com/#
Maple Grove Triathlon: http://maplegrovetri.com/
Ironman 70.3 Maine: http://ironman.com/
Duathlon Worlds: https://penticton2017.com/results/