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2016 Season Wrap-Up

22 Dec , 2016  

All I can say is…WOW! 

The season started up in January with a handful of running races, where I set personal bests in the 10km, half marathon (twice) and marathon. In March, I ran a 1:17 half marathon at Rock n Roll DC and then followed it up with a 1:16 half marathon at the New York City Half Marathon a week later.

In early April, despite getting hit by a car during an afternoon run, I was able to bounce back quickly and defend my title at RaceAwesome’s Cedar Creek Duathlon in Merrick, NY.

Triathlon season started  at the Kinetic Half Ironman, where I set a half ironman personal best while watching Christina take the overall Women’s win!

matchy matchy!

June was a busy month with some shorter distance triathlons, highlighted by a 2nd place finish at the Port Washington Triathlon. Then came July and August, where we raced IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie & 70.3 Steelhead and climbed Whiteface mountain on our bikes.

At 70.3 Muncie, Christina and I qualified for the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships, which will take place in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Moreover, at 70.3 Muncie, I set personal bests in the 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run that resulted in an overall finish time of 4 hours and 18 minutes, besting my time at the Kinetic Half Ironman by nearly 15 minutes!

By September, I had started ramping things up for IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. As part of the build-up towards Kona, I raced the Lake Placid Half Marathon and TOUGHMAN Half Championship. Thanks to an overall net-downhill course at the Lake Placid half, I was able to take the overall win in 1:17, less than a minute slower than what I ran at the NYC Half Marathon. A week later, I consolidated my training with a 2nd place overall at the TOUGHMAN Half

Afterwards, I had 3 events left for the season, all of which have their own race reports:

2016 highlights:

  • Qualified for the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships (September 10, 2017)
  • 2nd overall at TOUGHMAN Championship
  • IRONMAN World Championship finisher (2x – 2014 & 2016)
  • Qualified for the 2017 Boston Marathon (April 17, 2017)
  • Personal Bests in 10km, half marathon, marathon & half-ironman [70.3]

I am now very much enjoying some extra free time to catch up with family friends, do non-triathlon related things, and spend quality time with CCL 😉

2017 is right around the corner and training will be in full swing after Christmas. 

Thank you to all my sponsors – you help make training and racing even more enjoyable!

And, stay tuned for some exciting news!

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