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Bonfield Express

On November 22nd I raced the Bonfield Express 5K in Downers Grove, IL.  I had a solid race as I finished in 19:06 to place 1st out of 353 men age 50-59 and 80th out of 5,174 overall finishers.  This … Continue reading

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TCSD Conversation: November 2018 – Rich Sweet

TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent I had the privilege this month to talk triathlon with TCSD member, Rich Sweet.  In October Rich won the men’s 55-59 age group at the Ironman World Championships in Kona.  He beat the 2nd place … Continue reading

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TCSD Conversation: October 2018 – Alex Dreu

TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent I talked triathlon recently with TCSD member Alex Dreu.  She has already accomplished a lot during her relatively short triathlon career and I know there is more to come.  Alex has also done her share … Continue reading

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Mission Bay Triathlon

On September 30th I raced the Mission Bay Triathlon near Sea World in San Diego.  This was the 13th time I have done this race, but the 1st time in its new location at Ventura Cove.  2 years ago I … Continue reading

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ITU Triathlon World Championships – Gold Coast, Australia

On September 16th I raced the ITU Olympic Distance Triathlon World Championships in Surfer’s Paradise, Australia.  This was the 14th time in my career I have raced the Olympic Distance Worlds and 25th time I have raced for Team USA … Continue reading

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TCSD Conversation: September 2018 – AJ Lawson

TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent I had the pleasure recently of talking triathlon with one of TCSD’s most active volunteers, AJ Lawson.  I originally met AJ when we sang Christmas Carols at local assisted living homes and also while serving … Continue reading

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TCSD Conversation: August 2018 – Andy Thacher

TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent I recently had the pleasure of talking triathlon with TCSD member Andy Thacher.  Andy has done more races than any person I know.  This interview will be published just after Andy represents Team USA at … Continue reading

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USA Triathlon National Championships – Cleveland

On August 11th I raced the USA Triathlon National Championships (Olympic Distance) in Cleveland, OH.  Nationals is always one of my most important races of the year.  The primary goal this year was to get 1 of the 18 slots … Continue reading

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Ironman 70.3 Muncie

On July 14th I raced Ironman 70.3 Muncie in Indiana.  I had actually done this race back in 1991 when it was called the Muncie Endurathon.  It was my 27th triathlon and my 1st Half Ironman distance race.  My finish … Continue reading

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San Diego International Triathlon – #300

On June 24th I raced the San Diego International Triathlon.  This was my 300th career triathlon so I was determined to have a great race.  It all went well as I placed 1st out of 25 men age 55-59 and … Continue reading

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