Category Archives: TCSD Conversation

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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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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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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TCSD Conversation: March 2019 – Chris Holley

TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent I recently sat down and talked triathlon with TCSD member Chris Holley.  Chris was on my radar because I knew he was a great volunteer, but along the way I learned he has achieved some … 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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TCSD Conversation: December 2018 – World Championships

TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent For this edition of TCSD Conversation I spoke to our members who raced World Championship events in 2018.  My hope is that more of our members will race the qualifying events.  This is a great … 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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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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