Great 2015 Season for the Men

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Some impressive results, to say the least!

First IM Finish - SeyedSeyed Hajimirza– In his FIRST, full Ironman had a beautifully executed performance at IM Mt. Tremblant.  His consistency throughout the winter and spring months paid off with a finish that was within 1 minute of his goal time that was established at the beginning of the season.  

While we didn’t focus on his time, but more of his execution; he was extremely satisfied with his performance and completed his goal that he had when first coming to work with us this year.

Duane Amato-Masters Extraordinaire. M22 Challenge “Masters” winner for the 4th year in a row and another PR to boot. (Pretty darn good considering he has aged up to 65-69)  ; Lumberman Sprint-1st place AG;  Inter-Rockin Tri- 1st place AG, 16th OAL; Heritage Days 5k- 1st place AG, 18th OAL; Traverse City Sprint- 1st place AG.   He also competed at USAT Nationals in Milwaukee again and had a solid performance against the best in the nation.  He was 14th in his AG, which was the best AG Nationals finish he has ever placed.

Chad Whistler– Mr. Ironman himself. Our Ironman Ambassador on his tour of the country; started out with a solid Oceanside 70.3 race; backed up with a well executed race plan at Boulder 70.3 on a high altitude, hot day.  Strong performances at Muncie 70.3 and Steelhead also.  He’s just getting warmed up in preparation for IM Chattanoga and Miami 70.3 yet to go this year.

Adam “ACE” Clifton– He is a guy who has a great deal of personal commitments that sometimes conflict with training for long course triathlon; we worked week by week to get him ready for Muskoka 70.3 in preparation for Ironman Maryland.  His performance in Muskoka was stellar with all the other “life” activities.  Plus he has a nice RV to travel to the races.  (Coach’s note:  Traveling with race buds is a great weekend activity and a sure way to share war stories; especially on a course like Muskoka!)

Al Warren– Our first year athlete getting ready for Ironman Louisville had a few test events that he executed nicely.  With a PR at the Crim, he also came out and had a solid performance in his first Olympic distance race at Island Lake with a 6th place AG finish and 36th overall.