Some More Fun at the Races Marathon, 5k and Cyclocross

11/07/2016 » NYC, Syracuse » Event Website

This past weekend marked another busy one for Migonis Multisport.  One athlete made the trip down to New York City for the NYC Marathon while several others participated in the InStride Sports Cider Cross event back in central NY.

Nikki Garofalo, who finished Ironman Mt. Tremblant in August, switched gears the last few months and set her sights on racing the NYC Marathon.  She trained hard logging all the miles she needed to have a good race day on Sunday.  The NYC Marathon is one of the largest races in the world.  Some of what makes it so tough to race isn’t the 26.2 miles, but sharing the road with the thousands of other competitors and dealing with a VERY long build-up to the gun going off on race morning.  It’s pretty much organized chaos at its finest getting too the start-line.  Nikki ran a smart race and stayed within herself and her abilities the entire 26.2 miles through all the craziness that is the NYC Marathon experience.  Nikki crossed the line in a time of 4:52, which while it wasn’t quite as fast as she had originally hoped, it was still a time she was very happy with considering the conditions.  Nikki doesn’t seem too interested in trying another marathon anytime soon, but that’s what everyone says after they finish and are sore all-over.  We’ll see how she feels in a year or two.

Congratulations Nikki!!!

There were a few other Migonis Multisport athletes racing on Sunday as well.  Ryan Meek, Randy Hadzor, Emily Zipprich, Elyssa Rosenbaum and Amie Thomas all competed at the Cider Cross event just outside Syracuse, NY.  While all five of these athletes raced the 5k race, Randy and Amie took it one step further and also raced the cyclocross race.  Randy led the way in the 5k with a 1st overall finish crossing the line in a time of 18:03 for the very tough trail 5k.  Ryan was next across the line finishing 5th overall in a time of 20:02, which was also good enough for 3rd in his age-group.  After Ryan came Emily zipping across the course to a 5th place overall female finish breaking the tape in 23:45.  She also took home first place in the 19-29 age-group.  Elyssa wasn’t too far behind Emily when she crossed the line in a time of 25:01, which was good enough for 8th place female overall.  Amie played it smart and saved a little bit of energy in the race knowing she had another one to come soon after.  She broke the tape in a time of 27:45 which was good enough for 7th place in the very competitive 30-39 age-group.

There were no posted results for the cyclocross race, but both Randy and Amie placed very well in their respective races.  As did Migonis Multisports favorite honorary member Mark Zipprich who finished 3rd overall in the Fat Tire division of the cyclocross race.

Great job Randy, Amie, Ryan, Emily, Elyssa and Mark!!!