In this Issue:
- Ironman Mt. Tremblant Success
- Finlandia Trail
- Northern Corner
- Rio 2016... a good ending
- Upcoming Local Events: SudburyMasters
Continental Insulation Ramsey Tour
- Running Room Run Club Update
- Track North News
Mt. Tremblant Success
It was a
little longer than planned but I made it to the finish
line. Scariest bike ride I've been on..rained for 6 hours
and created huge puddles that grabbed your bike tires,
add lots of hills and it kicked my butt. It was worth
it though...Mike Reilly, the voice of Ironman, was the
caller, I got a picture with Lisa Bentley (a main inspiration
for me doing tri)
and the kids were at the finish line. Amazing day!!
Thank you to all of
you that supported my dream, trained with me, encouraged
me, helped me stay healthy and relatively calm and even
to those that thought I was crazy, you confirmed that
I was dreaming big ??. It was a most amazing adventure.
Hummmm, it's been 48 hours, what's next??...just kidding,
I'll soak this in for a bit
Dr. Ray Wiss finishes Ironman Mt.
Buddy Green writes:
an honor to have worked with Dr Ray Wiss for the past
year in preparation for today. Just under a year ago he
came to the bike store I work at looking for a bike and
one thing led to another and I was very fortunate to get
to know Ray over the past 11 months and help him prepare
for this ironman. Ray has accomplished a lot of things
one of them being a war veteran and was shot in the knee
and because of that he cannot run anymore so we knew he
had to walk the marathon. You only have 17 hours to complete
an ironman and with only being able to walk the 42.2kms
we knew it would be a challenge. After 11 months of training
and at the age of 57 he's in the best shape of his life
and today he completed his ironman in 14:42!! What makes
it even more remarkable is that he did the marathon in
full combat uniform including his military boots. Ray,
tonight we salute you and thank you for everything you've
done for us and one more time showing us anything is possible.
Mt. Tremblant Winners
21st 2016 Leiferman and Ellis Claim "La victoire"
Leiferman's debut IRONMAN race nets him
the win while Mary Beth Ellis takes her second win of
the season at the Subaru IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant.
by Shawn Skene, Photos by: Joe Bucci/FinisherPic.com
Who is this
Aussie Paul Mathews (AUS) was first out of the water and
was accompanied by Eric Limkemann (USA) and Romain Guillaume
(FRA) just seconds back as the trio scampered into transition
In rainy conditions, Guillaume was quick to head to the
front of the bike with Paul Mathews (AUS) in tow for much
of the first half of the leg. Behind the pair Jordan Rapp
(USA), Limkemann and rookie IRONMAN pro Chris Leiferman
(USA) were anywhere from four to seven minutes back of
the lead pair for the first 90 km.
In the second half of the bike, Guillaume put the hammer
down and was rewarded with a five-minute lead on his closest
rival. Late in the bike, Rapp reeled in the leader and
reduced his deficit to under four minutes at the conclusion
of the 180 km bike.
Heading out on the run it was apparent from the start
that Guillaume was suffering and could only watch the
top five competitors behind the him clawing into his lead
at an alarming rate. Rapp's early pace earned him the
lead at nine km, however the new leader had three other
men breathing down his neck less than three minutes back
and were all either matching or outdoing his run pace
in the early goings. Behind Rapp, Leiferman was flying
and reduced his nine-minute deficit quickly after the
bike but was in uncharted waters as this was his first–ever
Shortly before the half-marathon marker, Leiferman grabbed
the lead from Rapp and quickly carved out out a small
gap. Like a seasoned pro, Leiferman pounded out a consistent
pace throughout the second half of the run and claimed
the victory on the strength of the race-best run on the
day. Rapp would hang in to claim a second place finish
while Stephen Kilshaw (CAN) would complete the podium.
Ellis with ease
There was a lot less drama in the women's race with Amanda
Stevens (USA), who came out of the water first upon her
return to racing this weekend after being sidelined with
a foot injury she has been nursing since May. Mary Beth
Ellis (USA) was second out of the water two minutes back
while Laurel Wassner (USA) exited the water in third and
looked at a five minute deficit.
Once the women were on the bike course Ellis proceeded
to lay down the fastest split on the day by close to 10
minutes. The 11-time IRONMAN champion would carry over
a 12-minute lead on Wassner and over 17 minutes on Amanda
Wenndorff at the conclusion of the bike, setting her up
nicely for her 12th IRONMAN win if she could hold off
any hard charges mounted behind her.
Wassner managed to out-run Ellis over the 42 km by seven
minutes but had fronted the leader an insurmountable time
gap at the start of the run. Ellis was never under any
threat up front and cruised the run and claimed the victory
by a winning margin of 6:08 on Wassner.
Top 5 Pro Men
1 Leiferman, Chris USA 0:58:56 4:36:09 2:45:09 8:24:59
2 Rapp, Jordan USA 0:58:59 4:30:35 2:54:53 8:29:57
3 Kilshaw, Stephen CAN 0:58:47 4:35:00 2:54:04 8:34:16
4 Matthews, Paul AUS 0:55:22 4:37:55 3:01:26 8:39:51
5 Ambrose, Paul AUS 0:58:48 4:37:58 3:07:56 8:50:17
Top 5 Pro Women
1 Ellis, Mary Beth USA 1:00:59 4:59:24 3:18:48 9:26:37
2 Wassner, Laurel USA 1:03:44 5:09:14 3:11:51 9:32:45
3 Jones, Jessica USA 1:05:49 5:28:14 3:20:25 10:00:43
4 Ferreira, Amber USA 1:05:48 5:14:37 3:38:04 10:05:15
5 Wendorff, Amanda USA 1:05:51 5:13:21 3:41:39 10:06:50
Originally from: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2016/08/ironman-mont-tremblant-recap.aspx#ixzz4I4KdYUkD
Finlandia's Trail Race #3 was the
last in the series. All 3 runs took place on the trails at Laurentian
University, Everyone was made welcome as there was a distance
for the kids, and two different runs of 3k and 6k allowing runners
to choose their ability to handle discomfort.
This was our biggest turnout of
the season. Thanks again for taking part in our final event this
summer! A special thanks also goes out to the dedicated volunteers
who made this event happen. Stay tuned for great things to come.
Finlandia Trail Run Series
The Northern Corner Run
Saturday August 20th, 2016
Kids Run/Walk* 1K
5K Run/Walk 5K
8K Run/Walk 8K
The first annual Northern Corner
Trail run at Windy Lake took place on Saturday morning with
48 enthusiastic participants chomping at the bit to check
out the trails. It's always an adventure to see new terrain.
Organizers provided 3 separate distances to ensure all comers
would be accommodated. The kids got to go 1k and the adults
chose either a 5k dual loop or the full on 8k trail run.
Amazingly most adults chose the longer route.
Rain was forecast but didn't
make an appearance. Conditions were humid and warm but that
didn't deter the competitors. All starters finished...most
smiling...some with slight grimaces... but all were satisfied
with their efforts, Everyone agreed the courses were challenging
but great fun.
Congratulations to Director
Angel Shaver, the organizing group and volunteers for putting
on a first rate event. Now that the word is out it will
be even better next year.
Funds Raised will be going to the
Splash Pad fund!
For more information please contact
A Good Ending Story
Nikki Hamblin and Abbey
D’Agostino win rare Olympic medal for sportsmanship
22nd, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in homepage, Rio 2016, Running
Abbey D'Agostino and Nikki
Hamblin's fall became one of the iconic moments of the Rio
2016 Olympics. The two have just won a rare Olympic medal
for the sportsmanship that they demonstrated on the track.
Their story was one that caught global attention and became
one of the feel-good stories of the Rio 2016 Olympics.
When runners Abbey D’Agostino
and Nikki Hamblin went down in the women’s 5,000m
heats on Aug. 16, the two sacrificed their time and place
in the Olympic race to help each other out. The two runners
collided on the eighth lap of the race when Hamblin (of
New Zealand) tripped and brought her American competitor
down with her. When the two got up, D’Agostino stayed
back to help Hamblin but fell to the track again with her
pain being quite obvious. Hamblin waited until she was ready
to run and the two continued on in the race. They both made
it across the line in the last two places– Hamblin
running 16:43 and D’Agostino running 17:10. She was
taken away in a wheelchair upon finishing.
It was a touching moment that shook out
of the track portion of the Games in Brazil. The two were
also given the go-ahead to participate in the finals. That
was a move that was popular among spectators who watched
the pair give up precious time from their race result to
encourage one another. Hamblin went ahead in the finals
while D’Agostino couldn’t run having suffered
three injuries, including a torn ACL.
Because of the sportsmanship that the two
athletes showed on the track, they have been given a rare
Olympic award. The Pierre de Coubertin medal has only been
awarded 17 times in history. It is given to athletes who
demonstrate the true spirit of sport.
“The D’Agostino and Hamblin
story is one of humanity and sacrifice which has already
captured the hearts of people across the globe,” read
the statement from the International Olympic Committee.
Both athletes were thankful for the other
in a moment which entirely changed their Olympic race and
will forever be a highlight of their careers. Hamblin went
ahead to run the women’s 5,000m finals and finished
in 17th place running a season’s best time of 16:14.24.
Upcoming Local Events
& 21.1 k Roadraces
Continental Insulation Ramsey Tour is
taking place on Sunday, September 11 at Laurentian University
at 10:00 am.
There will be both a 5
km and a 1/2 marathon.
You can register on-line
through the Running Room
Entry Form (Here).
If you have any questions
please feel free to call me at 705-688-7738. Jesse Winters
Congrats to everyone that ran the third race in the
Finlandia trail run series and also the first annual
Northern Corner run out at the Windy Lake ski trails
looks like both events were a huge success and I am
sure everyone is looking forward to next years events.
But if you were unable to attend those events there
is the upcoming 40th Annual Ramsey Tour 5km and Half
Marathon on September 11th at Laurentian University
which is always a great event to attend you can sign
up online at the Running Room website or the day of
Enjoy your day and see you all Wednesday at 6pm for
Your Sudbury Running Room Team
Eric, Ania, Justin, Alex, Jordano
Join us for FREE Practice Club
We have FREE run club Wednesday nights
at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 8:30am.
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