One Season Ends and a New One Begins….

09/25/2017

The 2017 triathlon season has officially come to a close for the Migonis Multisport team.  Over the past two weekends team members Katie Steward, Elyssa Rosenbaum and Travis Glazier swam, road and ran one more time in 2017 and came away with some great results.

Elyssa ended her busy season on September 17 as she raced at the very popular Rev3 Barrelman in Niagara Falls, NY/Canada.  It was an unexpectedly hot, humid day, but Elyssa raced strong, which included, among other things, a huge day on the bike averaging over 20mph for the 89km ride.  Elyssa scored at 7th place finish in the very competitive female 30-34 year old age-group.  Elyssa made some huge gains this year and it showed with a few podium finishes and an overall win at the Cazenovia Triathlon.  Elyssa will be shooting for a big day at Ironman Mont-Tremblant in 2018 and will no-doubt use the strong gains she made this year towards a huge 2018 season.  Well done this season Elyssa!

Travis was also racing the weekend of the 16-17th in his favorite race of the season each year, the YMCA Cortland Triathlon.  Travis improved his personal best time on the course scoring an age-group win and a 6th overall finish.  It was a 7 minute improvement over last year.  This put a cap on an amazing season for Travis who scored several breakthrough performances throughout the season.  This included finishing the first two 70.3 races of his career, a double race weekend, some podium finishes and setting personal best times at a few races throughout the seasons.  Travis plans on racing some fall road races as well and prepare for the upcoming arrival of his second child.  Fantastic job this season Travis!

Katie, who’s from Melbourne Beach, Florida raced in her first ever Ironman event at Ironman Chattanooga in Chattanooga, TN on Sunday.  Katie who had to battle a few colds, hurricane Irma and weeks upon weeks of hot humid weather in Florida to train and prepare for this race never doubted herself and the fact that she would make it to the finish line before the 12:40am cut off time.  She just kept saying, “keep moving forward and smile.”  She did just that with plenty of time to spare as she crossed the line in a time of 15:31:45 for her first official Ironman finish.  Up next for Katie is the NYC Marathon.  Awesome job Katie!

With the end of one season brings the start of another.  The triathlon/multisport season has officially made way to the fall road racing season and cyclocross season.  Chris Ogden and Michael Robertson got the season started with some solid first results.  Last weekend Chris raced at the 10th Annual Ovarian & Gynecologic Cancers 5k at Monroe Community College.  Chris ran to a 20th overall finish and 7th in his age-group crossing the line in a time of 24:39.  Chris is training hard for the upcoming Syracuse Empire ½ marathon in Syracuse, NY on October 8.  Michael also had a solid day at his first road race of the fall season.  He raced at the Lone Gull 10k which was the site of the 2017 USATF New England 10k Championships.  Needless to say it was a VERY competitive race.  Michael ran a 43:47 on a hot and humid day on the North Shore of Massachusetts, which is a great result, especially for the extreme conditions.  He’ll be racing some more this fall on both the road and at some cyclocross events.  Well done Chris and Michael!

Results:

Barrelman: http://rev3tri.com/niagarafallsbarrelman/results/

Ironman: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/chattanooga.aspx#/axzz4tgiVektH

Lone Gull 10k: https://cccbsd.org/news-events/lone-gull-10k/

O&G Cancers 5k: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Rochester/OvarianGynecologicCancer5k

Cortland Triathlon: http://www.doublekraces.com/cortland-tri-for-the-united-way.html