Saturday, May 4, 2013

Iron Women

Last weekend was highlighted by the Iron Girl Half Marathon in Columbia, a race sponsored by Tri Columbia.  The weather was near perfect but the course is unforgiving for sure.  The course was reportedly a bit short, but I'm not sure how much...

Suzy led the race for the first 13 miles, but had a rough patch right at the end to get edged out, running a PR of 1:21:28 for 2nd.  Tiffany also ran a big PR, clocking 1:26:25 for 7th overall and 2nd in her AG.  Our newest recruit, Emily Drew, cracked sub-90 minutes as well, in PR fashion (1:27:32).  Great job ladies!!!

Here's some action shots, courtesy of Mick and Columbia Triathlon Association:

Suzy crossing the finish line
Tiffany looking strong
Emily in stride
In related news, Keith took on an incredible two race weekend on opposite coasts.  On Saturday, he toed the line at the Promise Land 50k++, which is measured at 34 miles and is organized by ultra running legend/crazy dude David Horton.  The course is all hills and the terrain is not runnable in certain areas.  He came in 25th, with a 5:47:41.  Most of us would take off the next day.  However, Keith hopped on a plane to CA to partake in the Boston 2 Big Sur Challenge at the Big Sur International Marathon.  Amazingly, he was able to crack 3 hours, running 2:59:24 for 33rd place and 7th in the Boston 2 Big Sur Challenge.  I wonder if he can walk....?

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