Thanks for Racing with TriColumbia at the 2013 EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon & Aquabike
Congratulations on a job well done, and thank you for racing with TriColumbia at the 17th Annual EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon. We hope you enjoyed the day, accomplished your goals and made memories to last a lifetime. You ARE a 70.3 Ironman!
Official race results are available now. Photos are being processed and will be posted soon under the Results & Photos tab of the EagleMan webpage on the TriColumbia website. Full award results and a list of those receiving Kona and 70.3 Championship slots will be posted on the EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan webpage shortly.
Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon finishers have been sent an email invitation to claim their virtual EagleMan Finisher Badge. Be sure to claim yours, courtesy of TriColumbia. Badges can be proudly displayed on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and personal blogs to let everyone know of your accomplishment!
In order to improve athletes' race experiences, we ask that you complete a short survey located at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1233009/2013-Endurafit-Ironman-70-3-Eagleman. Your opinion matters to us, and we appreciate your honesty, and the time you devote to telling us what you think. For completing the survey, you will be entered into a drawing for (1) free entry to the 2014 EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan! One survey participant will be selected at random and will be contacted via email by Ironman.
Another link to the EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Vitrual Race Bag has been sent to athletes as well. Offers will be good for a short while longer, so take advantage of them now.
Now that you've crossed the finish line, please consider signing up for another TriColumbia event. Scroll down to review the rest of our 2013 event calendar. We'll be back on Maryland's eastern shore in the fall producing the ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival, offering 7 great events for all ability levels, including the Skipjack 75.2 triathlon, and the USATMA Ultra Distance Championship, named a "140.6 best" by Triathlete Magazine. We'd love to welcome you back when the temperatures are more forgiving!
Enjoy this fun video highlighting EagleMan produced by TriSpies, our official mobile content provider.
Take some time to relax and bask in your accomplishment!
We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Kari Ebeling, COO, USAT Certified Level 1 Race Director & The TriColumbia Team
Join Us at Another 2013 TriColumbia Event
There's still time to sign up for another 2013 TriColumbia event. The 2014 EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan will open for registration in the fall. Keep your eye on the EagleMan webpage and be sure to sign up for our E-Newsletter to stay informed.
2013 TriColumbia races still open include:
- Celebrating Heroes - June 23rd. Join us at this sprint triathlon as we celebrate and applaud the spirit of the American Hero. TriColumbia salutes the many heroes that make our nation great; from wounded warriors, rescue workers and first responders to everyday unsung heroes who go out of their way to selflessly lend a hand to provide hope and help to those in need. Join the waiting list soon and a slot will be released to you.
- TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon - July 21st. Get your kids off the couch this summer to experience a healthy, fit lifestyle in a fun, family-friendly environment.
- The Iron Girl Rocky Gap Triathlon - September 8th - This sprint triathlon provides a platform for women to challenge themselves to be the best they can be in a pristine mountain setting. Women agree that there's nothing quite as empowering as an Iron Girl event.
- The ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival - September 21st. Taking place in Cambridge, MD, the same venue as TriColumbia's world renown EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 Eagleman Triathlon, this festival offers 7 great events to challenge all ability levels. Events include the Ultra Distance USAT Mid-Atlantic Championship event named by Triathlete Magazine as a "140.6 Best", the Skipjack 75.2, Aquabike, Bugeye Classic International Distance, SwimFest, 10 mile run and a Moonlight Marathon. You wont want to miss this event that takes place amid the beautiful Blackwater Wildlife Refuge when the heat of the summer has faded.
EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon In Training Virtual Badge
EagleMan Triathlon registrants have been sent an email invitation to claim their virtual EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon Finisher Badge. Be sure to claim yours, courtesy of TriColumbia. After your finish, you will be sent a finisher badge as well. Badges can be proudly displayed on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and personal blogs to let everyone know that you are training for the race!
EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon Professional Winners
50 world class pros competed on Sunday. In the end, Andy Potts of Colorado Springs, CO, won the men's division of the Ironman 70.3 EagleMan with a time of 3:47:36. Potts was first out of the water in 23:43, and remained among the top three competitors throughout the bike and run, finishing overall 1:15 ahead of second place finisher James Cunnama of South Africa. 31-year-old Angela Naeth of Canada won the women's division with a time of 4:14:06, more than three minutes before second place finisher Laura Bennett of Boulder, CO, who led the pack coming out of the swim. Both champions took home $10,000.
Rounding out the top men: 2) James Cunnama (South Africa), time: 3:49:00, prize: $5,500; 3) Viktor Zyemtsev (Ukraine), time: 3:53:24; prize: $3,500; 4) Greg Bennett (Boulder, CO), time: 3:54:05, prize: $2,500; 5) Igor Amorelli (Brazil), time: 3:55:24, prize: $2,000; 6) Jordan Jones (Golden, CO), time: 3:59:29, prize: $1,500.
Following Naeth, the top females were: 2) Laura Bennett (Boulder, CO), time: 4:17:21, prize: $3,500; 3) Amber Ferreira (Concord, NH), time: 4:22:26, prize: $2,500; 4) Ashley Clifford (Carmel, IN), time: 4:22:53, prize: $2,500; 5) Sarah Piampiano (Santa Monica, CA), time: 4:25:41, prize: $2,000; 6) Jenna Parker (Santa Monica, CA), time: 4:27:24, prize: $1,500.
Congratulations to all the EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan finishers, award winners, and Kona and 70.3 Championship slot winners! Full award results and a list of those receiving Kona and 70.3 Championship slots will be listed on the 2013 EagleMan webpage shortly.
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Congratulates Athletes
As a proud sponsor of the 2013 EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon, as well as Celebrating Heroes Triathlon, the Columbia Triathlon and the Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon, The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School congratulates all triathletes for their dedication to this challenging sport!
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Shane Lauer Crosses The EagleMan Finish Line Assisted by ASA
Congratulations to Shane Lauer who crossed the Ironman 70.3 EagleMan finish line thanks to the extraordinary efforts of Athletes Serving Athletes. Over the last 5 years, Lauer has competed in numerous multisport events, including 7 full marathons, two sprint triathlons, 6 olympic distance triathlons and four half Ironman distance triathlons. At the 2012 and 2013 Columbia Triathlon Lauer took first place in the para-triathlete division and qualified for the Hyvee 5150 National Championship in Des Moines, Iowa. Lauer made the trek to Iowa and competed against the best in the country and took third place in his category. To top off the year Lauer became the first athlete EVER living with Duchene's muscular dystrophy to finish a full ultra-distance triathlon at Chesapeake Man in September. It took Lauer 15 ½ hours to complete the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run.
For any athlete this is a substantial accomplishment, but Shane Lauer is not just any athlete. His determination and love for the sport are amazing. Lauer competed with the assistance of a team of dedicated athlete volunteers from the non-profit organization Athletes Serving Athletes (ASA) that included Chip Connor, David Slomkowski and Ben Mortenson. Connor, from Glen Arm, MD is director of Melalueca Wellness Company and towed Shane in a custom designed harness and raft during the swimming leg of the race. Slomkowski, of Timonium, the Founder and Executive Director of ASA biked with Shane in a specialized bicycle and Mortenson, also Shane's legal guardian, and director of Young Life Capernaum, pushed Shane across the finish line in a custom built racing jogger.
"Shane is a really competitive kid," said Mortenson. Several years ago he and Shane competed in a four-mile race. "With two miles to go, Shane kept saying 'Ben, you need to pick up the speed and pass these people ...I can't move my body, but I can move my mouth!'"
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Congratulations to all EagleMan competitors who raced for a cause! Charity teams competing at EagleMan this year included, Athletes Serving Athletes, Team Don't Panic, Team Conquer Cancer, Team Embrace, Team Fight, Team PVA, Team Inspiration, Team Little Things 4 Cancer, TNT, and Team WIN-THE-FIGHT.
Announcing TriSpies Mobile App
TriColumbia is excited to announce TriSpies as our Official Mobile Content Partner. As busy athletes, we know that many of you get news and information from your mobile devices. We've partnered with TriSpies to create the TriColumbia mobile app providing event news, course information including maps and videos, race schedules and information, live race day updates, photos, and results. Through the app you can share content with Friends on Facebook and Twitter, and opt-in to get timely alerts and notifications. Download the app today from the iTunes App Store.
Later this year, TriSpies will be launching their first mobile training app, providing virtual video training on actual race courses. Imagine training on the EagleMan flats or the Columbia Tri hills on cold, wet, wintery days from the comfort of your home or local gym. TriSpies course videos embedded with GPS data will allow you to do just that!
TriColumbia Protects The Environment
TriColumbia and EnduraFit are pleased to present a revolutionary product, The Rack Jacket, an alternative to using trash bags to cover your bike. We fully embrace the "leave no trace behind" concept, and strive to eliminate litter produced at our events. You may also use an old swim cap to over your bike seat if you like. The Rack Jacket is the essential item for those of you who wish to protect your bike from the elements.
Key Benefits of the Rack Jacket are:
- Designed specifically for triathlon bike racks
- Made of highly water resistant ripstop nylon
- Environmentally friendly
- Cord locks and Velcro straps keep it securely fastened in windy conditions
- Reasonably priced
- Available in a variety of colors
- Team orders are welcome
EnduraFit is also excited to announce two new Rack Jacket products that are designed for use on your bike while on your car rack. These products are able to withstand any highway speeds over long or short distances, and are available for pre-order immediately. Both of these products are designed to keep moisture and road grime off of your bikes. Check them out at www.therackjacket.com
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Thank You To All
A HUGE thank you to ALL our 2013 EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Sponsors, including EnduraFit, Gatorade, Hammer Nutrition, Aqua Sphere, Princeton Sports, RackJacket, RaceDay Transport,106.3 FM The HEAT, Brightroom Photo, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, TriSpies, Spin 90 Cyling, TriFitness Training, MPT and The Hyatt Regency Chespapeake Bay Golf Resort & Spa.
Thanks as well to our community supporters, volunteers, and all our charity team, Tri Club and community partners who help make the event great!
|2013 Event Schedule
April 28, 2013 - Athleta Iron Girl Columbia 1/2 Marathon & Coed 5K - benefiting Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center
First in the Iron Girl Triple Crown Event Series - Named a "Best Women's Event" by Competitor Mid-Atlantic
Also sponsored by Her Mind Magazine, Mix 106.5 FM, Lisa Hussman Foundation, Howard Magazine, Safeway, and Polar
May 19, 2013 - Columbia Triathlon - benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Maryland Chapter -
30th year and a 5150 qualifying event
Also sponsored by Conscious Corner, Her Mind Magazine, Howard Magazine, and Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
June 1, 2013 - Rocky Gap Triathlon - Sprint and International distance events offered - benefiting the Cumberland YMCA
June 9, 2013 - Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon & Aquabike - Registration is CLOSED
**The EagleMan 2013 Aquabike has been named by the USAT Mid Atlantic Regional Committee as the 2013 Regional Championship.
Also sponsored by Heat 106.3 FM, and Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
June 23, 2013 - Celebrating Heroes Triathlon Registration is OPEN via a waiting list.
Also sponsored by Her Mind Magazine, Howard Magazine and Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
July 21, 2013 - TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon - Registration is OPEN
Also sponsored by Her Mind Magazine, Maryland Family Magazine, and Road Runner Sports
August 18, 2013 - Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon - Registration is CLOSED. Options for entry are to join a charity team.
Second event in the Iron Girl Triple Crown Event Series - Named a "Best Women's Event" by Competitor Mid-Atlantic
Also sponsored by Her Mind Magazine, Howard Magazine, Polar, and Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
September 8, 2013 - Iron Girl Rocky Gap Triathlon - Registration is OPEN
Third event in the Iron Girl Triple Crown Event Series
Also sponsored by Her Mind Magazine
September 21, 2013 - ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation® of the Mid-Atlantic featuring the Ultra Distance Triathlon, Skipjack 75.2 Triathlon, Aquabike & Bugeye Classic (intermediate distance) Newly added events for 2013 are the SwimFest, Moonlight Marathon and ChesapeakeMan 10 miler.
** The ChesapeakeMan Ultra Distance Triathlon has been designated as the 2013 USAT Mid Atlantic Championship and was named by Triathlete Magazine as a "Best 140.6" - Registration is OPEN
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