Tag Archives: Chicago

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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122nd Boston Marathon

On April 16th I raced in the 122nd Boston Marathon.  This was the 16th time I have done the race and these were by far the most difficult conditions I’ve run a marathon in.  The temperature in Hopkinton at race … Continue reading

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TCSD Conversation: April 2018 – Mark Alfaro

TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent I recently got the chance to talk triathlon with Mark Alfaro, TCSD’s new Track Coach.  We are so lucky to have Mark coaching us.  It is always great to such good volunteer leaders like Mark.  … Continue reading

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Bonfield Express 5K

  On Thanksgiving Day I ran the 13th Annual Bonfield Express 5K in Downers Grove, IL.  The race is held in honor of Jim Bonfield who passed away in 2003 after complications of Hodgkin’s Disease, Leukemia and Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Jim … Continue reading

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TCSD Conversation: Reg Whatley – July 2016

TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent I had the pleasure recently of talking triathlon with TCSD member Reg Whatley who will represent us in the Rio Olympic Games.  Reg has paid his dues and been selected to be a Technical Official … Continue reading

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Freedom Four

On July 4th I raced one of my all-time favorite events – the Freedom Four Mile Run in my hometown of Glen Ellyn, IL.  I was back in the Chicago area for the holiday weekend visiting family so I decided … Continue reading

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TCSD Conversation: Bob Babbitt – May 2016

TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent I had the pleasure recently to talk triathlon with the legendary funky dude, Bob Babbitt.  Bob is a TCSD member as well as a member of the Ironman Hall of Fame and the USA Triathlon … Continue reading

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Ironman 70.3 Superfrog

On September 27th I raced the Ironman 70.3 Superfrog at Coronado, CA. This was the 5th time I’ve “done the frog”, but the 1st time on the new course. Superfrog is famous for much of the run course being in … Continue reading

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ITU Triathlon World Championships – Olympic Distance

On September 19th I raced the ITU Olympic Distance Triathlon World Championships in Chicago. This was the 22nd time I have raced for Team USA and the 11th time I have raced the Olympic distance event. I give thanks every … Continue reading

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ITU Triathlon World Championships – Sprint Distance

On September 17th I raced the ITU Sprint Triathlon World Championships in Chicago. Racing Worlds in Chicago was a dream come true for me as I was raised 25 miles west of the city in Glen Ellyn, IL. I qualified … Continue reading

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