Some More Impressive Racing From MM Athletes 5k, 1/2 marathon, duathlon, relay

04/30/2017 » Syracuse, NY, Fayettville, NY, Geneva, NY, Delaware

The multisport season is in full swing now as several Migonis Multisport athletes kicked off their 2017 multisport seasons with impressive performances at two duathlon races this weekend.  Duathlons, which typically consist of a run, bike, run format are a good way to get your multisport gears going prior to triathlon season.  The water is too cold to swim outside and running twice in one race is a unique challenge that provides a great test of fitness for the athlete.

On Saturday Ryan Elliott, Kristin Mullally, Chris Ogden and Joan Kane raced at the Du The Lakes Duathlon at Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville, NY.  The race consisted of a 5k run, 17 mile bike, 5k run.  Ryan led the way with a 6th place overall finish and a huge 6+ minute improvement over last year’s time.  He also came home with a 1st place finish in the male 30-34 age-group in a time of 1:29:36.  Kristin Mullally was next across the line for MM finishing 4th overall in the female division and 1st in the female 35-39 age-group.  Chris Ogden was next finishing in 29th overall and 6th in his age-group in a time of 1:45:53.  Joan Kane brought home a second place finish in the female 55-59 age-group a short 15 hours after participating in a triathlon relay at Hamilton College the night before.  Joan’s time was 1:59:07.  Well done everyone!!!!

On Sunday Emily Zipprich raced at the Delaware Valley Duathlon.  She took home 1st place in her age-group (female 30-34) and was the 6th placed women overall in a time of 1:34:53.  The race length was 5k run, 25k bike and 5k run.  Word on the street is that Emily set a new 5k PR in the first run leg.  Impressive job Em!

Also on Sunday Kristin Mullally participated in the Seneca 7 running relay.  7 runners run 77.7 miles around Seneca Lake starting at 7 am.  Kristin is training hard for Ironman Lake Placid and is logging some serious miles to get ready for the big day in late July.  Congrats on the big weekend Kristin.

Last weekend saw some other good performances by several other MM athletes.  On Saturday the 22nd, Kellie Nasiff and Nikki Garofalo ran the Good Samaritan 5k in Syracuse, NY.  Kellie finished 4th in her age-group in 27:48 and Nikki finished 3rd in her age-group in a new 5k PR of 28:12.  Great job ladies.

On Sunday the 23rd Lauren Polak and Brandi Brown raced at the Earth Day ½ marathon in Baldwinsville, NY.  Lauren set a PR in the ½ marathon distance for the 4th race in a row finishing in a time of 1:50:03.  Brandi finished shortly after in the time of 1:51:03.  Both ladies are training hard for some 70.3 racing this summer and used this race, in addition to the Syracuse ½ marathon in March, as hard long run days to get ready for big summers of triathlon racing.  Great job ladies.