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Rocking the 70.3 podium

Posted in Triathlon with tags , , , , , , on June 19, 2012 by brianestover

This past weekend saw some rather fine performances by Accelerate 3 athletes. Kerry grabbed 2nd in her age group at the Heartland Triathlon in Florida. She missed out on winning her age group by :13. She used the fastest run in her age group and the third fastest women’s run to almost close completely a 3:17 gap over 5k.

Across the pond Nick won his age group at the UK 70.3 and now has his tickets punched for the Vegas 70.3 championship race and Kona. His race start and therefore finish was a bit iffy due to a car smashing into him almost a month ago. He raced with a still separated shoulder. For those of you not familiar with this race, it’s one of the hardest half Ironman’s on the the 70.3 circuit.

Nick Baldwin, Accelerate 3 Coaching

Flying past his AG competitors

In the swim he was that guy, you know the guy way, way on the outside swimming away from everyone to protect his shoulder. He moved into second in his age group on the bike. Then on a very hard run track he unleashed a half IM PB run to grab his first AG 70.3 win and finish as the 10th age group athlete on the day. He erased a 4 minute gap less then halfway through the run. His 1:25 was 10 minutes faster then the next fastest run in the M18-24 age group.

Nick crossing the finish line for his first AG 70.3 Win!

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Wham Bam

Posted in Triathlon with tags , , , , , , on November 6, 2010 by brianestover

As the dust settled today at the Casa Grande Traithlon, not one, but two Accelerate 3 athletes stood atop the Overall Podiums. Sarah crushed the womens field by over seven minutes. Not only did she chick all but three guys on the bike, she chicked all but four men, grabbing fifth overall today. Hahaha you guys got chicked! (NP-213, AP-203).

Several people commented, most after being passed by her I might add, on her awesome riding of late. She now has won two of her last three races and finished third overall in the other.

I erased my :23 deficit after the swim riding 1:20 faster than anyone else to move clear of everyone. Today was one of those days where you just know you are on. It’s my second win in a row, not a shabby way to end the season. (NP-251, AP-246)

If my math skills are correct, that is between seven and nine overall wins spread across five athletes and about 20-25 podium placings spread across nine athletes. Not shabby at all.

The only thing left this year is to put the race wheels away and await the results of tomorrow’s Silverman Ironman Triathlon where there are a few Accelerate 3 Athletes racing.