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TCSD Christmas Caroling – 2019

On Sunday I brought a group of 30 Christmas carolers to 4 assisted living homes in the area. This year was the 18th consecutive year we have done this. For a bunch of triathletes, we did pretty well. We made … Continue reading

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Tim O’Donnell Interview

On Thursday evening I interviewed Tim O’Donnell at the Triathlon Club of San Diego meeting. Tim placed 2nd at the 2019 Ironman World Championships and was the top American male. Matt Bach from UCAN assisted me in the 30 minute … Continue reading

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Bonfield Express 5K

On Thanksgiving Day I ran the Bonfield Express 5K Turkey Trot in Downers Grove, IL for the 5th year in a row.  The race highlight is sharing the morning with my nephew Ben O’Malley, his lovely wife Tera and their … Continue reading

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Panda Paddle – Stand Up Paddleboard 5K

On October 26th I did the Panda Paddle 5K Stand Up Paddleboard race in Mission Bay.  I had never done SUP before so this was going to be interesting.  I registered for the race in September and told my wife, … Continue reading

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TCSD Conversation: October 2019 – Jason Verbracken

TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent I had the pleasure recently of talking triathlon with Jason Verbracken.  In just the 2018 and 2019 seasons Jason has done some absolutely amazing races.  These include full Ironman distance races in Alaska, Iceland and … Continue reading

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Ironman 70.3 World Championships – Nice, France

On September 8th I raced the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Nice, France.  This was the 2nd race on our racation.  The 1st race was the ITU Olympic Distance World Championships on 9/1/19 in Lausanne, Switzerland. After Lausanne we shifted … Continue reading

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ITU Olympic Distance Triathlon World Championships – Lausanne, Switzerland

On September 1st I raced the ITU Olympic Distance Triathlon World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland.  Lausanne was a repeat venue for me as back in 2006 I had raced this event in Lausanne and placed 29th out of 108 men … Continue reading

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TCSD Conversation: September 2019 – John Mitchell

TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent I recently sat down and talked triathlon with John Mitchell, the TCSD Beginner Bike Coach.  John has a huge heart and he is as good as they come at paying his many blessings forward.  John … Continue reading

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USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships – Cleveland, OH

On August 10th I raced USA Triathlon National Championships in Cleveland, OH.  Nationals is always my favorite race of the year.  It is the best organized, most well run and very competitive.  USAT does an outstanding job with this race … Continue reading

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Legacy Triathlon

On July 20th I raced the inaugural Legacy Triathlon in Long Beach, CA.  This venue is the proposed course for the 2028 Olympic Games so this race will only grow bigger over the coming years.  USA Triathlon produced the race … Continue reading

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