Author Archives: tricraigz

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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Glen Ellyn Freedom Four Mile Run

On July 4th I went back to my hometown in Illinois to race the Glen Ellyn Freedom Four Mile Run.  This was the 17th time I have done the race.  I had fun as always on the hilly course.  They … Continue reading

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TCSD Conversation: June 2019 – Maggie Riley-Hagan

TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent I recently had the good fortune of sitting down and talking triathlon with TCSD member Maggie Riley-Hagan.  Maggie is a real pioneer for the women athletes of today.  Maggie did the TCSD and USA proud … Continue reading

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TCSD Conversation: April 2019 – Danny Arnold

TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent I recently had the pleasure of talking triathlon with Danny Arnold.  Danny is one of TCSD’s Co-Sponsorship Directors so he is playing an active role in shaping the future of our club.  In addition, Danny … Continue reading

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