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Thanks for Racing with us at the 2013 Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon



Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Logo Congratulations! You did it, Iron Girl! Thanks for racing with us at the 8th annual Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon.  


We hope you enjoyed the inspiration, camaraderie and support of so many fellow women, and that the culmination of your journey to the finish line provided you with memories to last a lifetime. Take pride in the strength and determination you've shown to accomplish your goal of becoming an Iron Girl!   


Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon finishers have been sent an email invitation to claim their virtual Columbia Triathlon 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!   


Are you ready for your next challenge? Why not sign up for the 3rd jewel in the Iron Girl Series, The Iron Girl Rocky Gap Triathlon taking place on September 8th in Western Maryland. But hurry! Registration will close at 9:00 PM today, Wednesday, August 21st. Those finishing all 3 in the TriColubmia Iron Girl Series will earn the coveted title of "Iron Girl Triple Crown Finisher" 


Please watch your inbox for a post race survey. We are always looking to improve, and look forward to hearing from you.   


Iron Girl Columbia Triahtlon Aerial  Video Many thanks to Jeff McClure for this awesome aerial video taken on Sunday morning. Do you see yourself from high above the lake? 


Our deepest thanks to you for joining us at the race. Your participation in our events not only allows our non-profit to make a difference for participating athletes by providing superior events and memories to last a lifetime, but also to give back to our community by supporting many local and regional charities, which provide a full spectrum of support for citizens in need. TriColumbia donates both in direct contributions as well as by providing fundraising team racing opportunities for charities. We are proud to have provided a platform for a dozen charity racing teams at The Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon! 


Celebrate Life! 


Kari Ebeling, COO, USAT Certified Level 1 Race Director & The TriColumbia Team






Congratulations to Whitney Sibol, The 2013 Athleta "Power To The She" Award Recipient

The 2013 Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon was filled with inspiration. Indeed, each woman competing overcame personal obstacles and challenges to toe the starting line.

Whitney Sibol truly embodies what it means to be an Iron Girl. Whitney, a 24-year-old Baltimore native, planned to participate in the 2012 Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon. While training for the event, Whitney was in a horrific boating accident, landing her in Shock Trauma for a month. Determined to become an Iron Girl, Whitney registered for the 2013 race from her hospital bed! After more than a year of surgeries and intense physical therapy, Whitney competed and finished the 2013 Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon. She received the Athleta "Power To The She" award which honors one woman whose story has the power to inspire athletes and women everywhere.

Congratulations to Whitney, and to all participants whose courage and determination to overcome obstacles inspire us all!

In addition, a dozen charity teams raced to raise awareness and funds to support their causes. Teams competing this year included Team Embrace, Team Fight, Team Inspiration, Team Little Things 4 Cancer, Team WIN-THE-FIGHT,  Athletes Serving Athletes, Team in Training, Team Colleen & Erin, Team Conquer Cancer, Cool Kids Campaign, Friends of the Lighthouse Shelter, and Girls on the Run. Thank you for helping us make a difference in the lives of those in need. You can read more about all our charity teams on our website. 
Thanks to Our Sponsors, Community Partners & Volunteers

A HUGE thank you to ALL our 2013 Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon Sponsors, including Gatorade, Hammer Nutrition, Aqua Sphere, Princeton Sports, EnduraFit, Her Mind Magazine, Howard Magazine, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Rack Jacket, TriSpies, Spin 90 Cyling, TriFitness Training, Polar, Brightroom Photo, and MPT. 

Thanks as well to our community supporters and volunteers including Howard County Police, Howard County Fire and Rescue, Howard County Recreation and Parks, Howard County General Hospital, Vison Quest, Columbia Patuxent Rotary, YMCA, US Army, Brigance Brigade, TNT, The Arc of Howard County, Mid Maryland Tri Club, Howard County Explorers, Ulman Cancer Fund, Team Inspiration, TLT4C, the Crohns and Colitis Association of Maryland, and all our charity team, Tri Club and community partners and individual volunteers who help make the event great!

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Congratulates Athletes

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School As a proud sponsor of the 2013 Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon, as well as The Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon, the Columbia Triathlon and the Celebrating Heroes Triathlon, The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School congratulates all triathletes for their dedication to this challenging sport

Where business is taught with humanity in mind.


Announcing TriSpies Mobile App

TriSpies logo 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

rackjacket RackjacketTriColumbia 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
  • Reusable
  • 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  


Click HERE to order 

Our Sponsors

Athleta   EnduraFit   Gatorade 

Aqua Sphere   Princeton Sports   Hammer Nutrition 

Rackjacket   Howard Magazine   Her Mind Magazine 

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School   TriSpies   BodyMason Performance Therapy 

Polar USA   Brightroom   Triton Water Rescue 

Howard County Parks & Recreation   Sheraton Columbia Town Center   Howard County General Hospital 

David\'s Natural Market   Maryland Public Television   Howard County Tourism 

event_schedule2013 Event Schedule
April 28, 2013 - Athleta Iron Girl Columbia 1/2 Marathon & Coed 5K - benefiting Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center - Thanks for racing with us!  Join us next year.
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 - Registration is closed.
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
**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 
Also sponsored by Her Mind Magazine, Howard Magazine and Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

July 21, 2013 - TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon  
Also sponsored by Her Mind Magazine, Maryland Family Magazine, and Road Runner Sports

August 18, 2013 - Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon
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 will close on Wednesday, August 21st at 9:00 PM - REGISTER NOW!
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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