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You are cordially invited to TriLaVie's Ironman Arizona Finisher's Celebration to hear the race stories of the athletes personally and view videos and photos of the event.  The experiences of the women are as diverse as they come. From life-long competitors to unlikely athletes, each woman's journey to become an Ironman is astounding.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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TriLaVie featured as an Ironman Triathlon Club
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TriLaVie and Coach Martha featured in the Orange County Register!
TriLaVie Rocks Ironman Arizona  

TriLaVie team members participated in record numbers at the Ironman Arizona 2013 (IMAZ) race on November 17, 2013 in Tempe, Arizona.  


The Ironman Triathlon is a race consisting of a 2.4 mile swim + 112 mile bike + 26.2 mile run for a grand total of 140.6 miles. Racers start at 7am and must finish by midnight in 17 hours in order to win the coveted title of Ironman. 

Ironman Arizona Racers with Coaches Martha and Cherie 
TriLaVie Ironman Finishers with Coaches Martha (l) and Cherie (r)

 TriLaVie team racers were 100% successful at Ironman Arizona and included nine (9) first time Ironman finishers and one (1) repeat Ironman. TriLaVie racers ranged in age from 43 - 56 and have competed in shorter triathlons from 3-5 years before doing an Ironman distance race.   




TriLaVie - Not Just for Ironmen!

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TriLaVie Triathlon 2013

TriLaVie is a women's triathlon team in Orange County, CA with more than 115 members of all athletic abilities training for various triathlon races throughout the year. Most women join the team with no triathlon experience and very little training in swim, bike or run. Together with the coaches and local partners, the women gain the skills, strength and endurance to compete successfully at all levels of triathlon. TriLaVie is more than just an athletic team. TriLaVie provides an avenue to enrich women's lives by promoting health, lifestyle balance and connection to family, friends and community. Completing a triathlon is the icing-on-the-cake of a life-changing journey!


But Ironman??? How did they do it?


There is so much that goes into triathlon competitions, but it starts with a deep desire called the "fire in the belly" from the athlete and continues with strong coaching and team support.  


Ironman TriLaVie Coach Cherie and Lee Gruenfeld
Lee and Cherie Gruenfeld

TriLaVie Founder and Head Coach Martha Szufnarowski built a coaching team which includes world-renowned Ironman Coach  

Cherie Gruenfeld.  


Cherie heads the TriLaVie Ironman Training  

Program (TLV-IM) and

is a legendary athlete in the triathlon world. Since

doing her first triathlon at the age of 48,  


Cherie has completed 19 Ironman World Championship Triathlons in Kona, Hawaii including the race this past October 2013.  


According to Coach Martha, Cherie has the "whole package!" She is a phenomenal athlete AND she knows how to coach others to their maximum potential. As if that isn't enough,

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Cherie founded an organization called Exceeding Expectations Foundation to provide support to at-risk youth through triathlon to promote education and life success. Cherie is the author of Become an Ironman. Read more about Cherie and her great work at or 


What's even MORE amazing? Team TriLaVie Support!


Ironman Volunteers TriLaVie TriLaVie Team members came out in record numbers - more than 33- to volunteer at the race and to cheer for the entire day from 5am - Midnight. Volunteer duties included medical tent, swim safety in kayaks, run course aid station staffing, registration and "environmental department"-aka: trash collection!! These volunteers traveled from OC to Tempe just support the race and racers! Outstanding! 



You want MORE information about Ironman and TriLaVie racers?

Check out these videos and photos of the day.


TriLaVie Team Finish Line Photos and More at Facebook CLICK HERE 

*Facebook account not necessary to view photos


10-minute YouTube Video Summary of IMAZ 2013 CLICK HERE 

:53 Jay Lochhead Close-up before the swim

9:12 Mindy Davis at the Finish Line


IMAZ Finish Line Video - Streamed live for each and every finisher CLICK HERE 


IMAZ Race Day Blog - features many TriLaVie Team Member photos CLICK HERE 


Ironman Arizona Finishers Karin and Mary
TriLaVie Ironman Finishers Karin and Mary
ITriLaVie welcomes women of all athletic abilities to join us on the journey to triathlon.  Each TriLaVie Ironman finisher started with a single step. Beginner to Ironman, we have a place for you!



Ironman Voice Mike Reilly
Voice of Ironman Mike Reilly with Coach Martha
Martha Szufnarowski

Founder and Head Coach 

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