Category Archives: Running Race

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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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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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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123rd Boston Marathon

On April 15th I ran the 123rd Boston Marathon.  God has blessed us so much in our lives as He has enabled me and my wife Laurie to now have finished Boston 17x’s and 23x’s, respectively. Training was a bit … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon

On March 3rd I ran the St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon in El Cajon, CA. I think the race organizer needs to check his calendar because St. Patrick’s Day is actually on March 17.  I guess they were determined to … Continue reading

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TCSD Conversation: January 2019 – Marc Sosnowski

TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent I had the pleasure of talking triathlon with Marc Sosnowski, one of TCSD’s Sponsorship Co-Directors.  Marc and I grew up about 10 miles from one another in the suburbs of Chicago, but it took TCSD … Continue reading

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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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