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ITU Triathlon World Championships – Rotterdam

On September 17th I raced the ITU Triathlon World Championships in Rotterdam.  This was the 23rd race where I have represented Team USA in a World Championship over my career.  I am very proud of that accomplishment and very thankful … Continue reading

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Ironman 70.3 World Championships – Chattanooga

On September 10th I raced the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Chattanooga, TN.  Doing this race had been a goal of mine for nearly 2 years as I knew it would offer me a chance to see some of my … Continue reading

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TCSD Conversation: September 2017 – John Healy

TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent I had the great pleasure recently to sit down and talk triathlon with one of the TCSD’s earliest members, John Healy.  John has been racing triathlons since the earth started to cool.  He has seen … Continue reading

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TCSD Conversation: August 2017 – Hiro Iwamoto

TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent I had the pleasure recently of talking triathlon with TCSD member Hiro Iwamoto.  Hiro has led an amazing life.  His story is sure to inspire you when you face your next challenge.  I am so … Continue reading

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USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships

On August 12th I raced the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships in Omaha, NE.  My pie in the sky goal was to place top 10 in my age group and get on the podium.  The podium goes 10 deep … Continue reading

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All American Sprint Finish

I just got this photo from the 2016 ITU Triathlon World Championships in Cozumel last year.  This was my sprint finish with fellow American Clint Dowd.  I ran into Clint 2 weeks ago at Nationals and he had this photo … Continue reading

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TCSD Conversation: July 2017 – Ian Kelly

TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent I had the real pleasure of talking triathlon with Ian Kelly.  Not only did I get to know this great guy in the process, but I learned some funny new words.  Among other things, Ian … Continue reading

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Glen Ellyn Freedom Four Mile Race

On July 4th I ran the Glen Ellyn Freedom Four Mile Race in my hometown of Glen Ellyn, IL.  I have had a lot of practice on this course as this was the 16th time I’ve done this race.  I … Continue reading

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TCSD Conversation: June 2017 – Dee Dee Burton

TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent Jim McCann was the TCSD President 10 years ago. Many, including me would say Jim built the TCSD. Jim passed away unexpectedly in June 2007 and to honor Jim and Dee Dee, they are the … Continue reading

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Ironman 70.3 Coeur d’Alene

On June 25th I raced the Ironman 70.3 Coeur d’Alene (CDA) in Idaho.  I registered for this race 8 months ago thinking I would need it to qualify for the IM 70.3 World Championships, but with a lot of luck … Continue reading

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