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Jun 10, 2012 5:34 pm

This concludes our live coverage. Thanks again to all our sponsors, volunteers, community partners and of course to our athletes.  Racing with us helps us achieve our mission of strengthening athletes and our community!  And best of luck to all our Kona and 70.3 Championship slot recipients!


Jun 10, 2012 3:30 pm

The Awards Ceremony is underway.  Congratulations to all our finishers and award winners!

Jun 10, 2012 2:18 pm

Congratulations to Todd Jennings, Blazeman Warrior and TriColumbia volunteer and supporter!

Jun 10, 2012 2:09 pm

Athletes are enjoying the post race celebration and well deserved massages given by BodyMason Performance Therapy compliments of TriColumbia!

Jun 10, 2012 2:00 pm

Finishers are flooding in - the heat and humidity are taking a toll, but the sense of accomplishment visible on their faces is amazing.  Finishers include cancer surviviors, accident victems, and those who have face challenges every day.

Jun 10, 2012 1:54 pm

Shane Lauer just crossed the line with the assistance of Team ASA!
Shane and ASA Finish EagleMan

Jun 10, 2012 1:50 pm

Lili Afkhami of Annapolis, MD is competing here today in her first 70.3.  She has lost 105 lbs and probably a few more during the race!  Congratulations!

Jun 10, 2012 1:19 pm

Jack Martin of PA is competing in his first tri since shoulder surgery!

Jun 10, 2012 1:15 pm

1973 athletes went into the water today - wow what a huge field!

Jun 10, 2012 1:12 pm

It's a a code orange day today with temperatures reaching 93 and 88% humidity, so those showers sure are welcome!

Jun 10, 2012 1:11 pm

Thanks so much to our community partners and volunteers including the Neck District Volunteer Fire Department, here just past the finish line providing athletes a cold shower from the fire truck!

Jun 10, 2012 1:07 pm

Bob Scott, 82 years young, just finished!

Jun 10, 2012 1:01 pm

Messick Vigo and Urbach
Andrew Messick, Robert "Vigo" Vigorito & Andrew Messick just after the tie finish in the "War at the Shore"

Jun 10, 2012 12:44 pm

Dr. Jamie Metzl, just crossed the line in fine form.  Jamie provided a presentation to athletes yesterday on injury prevention.

Jun 10, 2012 12:36 pm

Roseann Dougherty, Founder of Team Inspiration just crossed the line...wonder how those toes look?

Jun 10, 2012 12:34 pm

It looks like there is no true winner in the "War at the Shore" - Ironman CEO Andrew Messick and Rob Urbach just crossed the line together!

Jun 10, 2012 12:33 pm

Matt Tourville as been racing triathlon and coaching for many years. He is racing today for Team WIN-THE-FIGHt for Melanoma awareness as part of the Joanna M. Nicolay Foundation. Money he has raised will help with research and direct treatment to those affected.

Jun 10, 2012 12:23 pm

Congratulations to Jennifer Barnabee This is her third year of doing triathlons; her first race was Columbia Triathlon in 2010; In December she donated one of her kidneys to her stepfather, who was in renal failure. The transplant went great! Her first race since the surgery was the Columbia Triathlon this year, and this is her first attempt at EagleMan! She is dedicating the race to her stepdad and her husband (who is racing AquaVelo) and the transplant team who made it possible!

Jun 10, 2012 12:20 pm

Jeff Colburn and Maureen Cullen are participating today and will be featured in an upcoming documentary "Iron Journey" which follows everyday people training and competing to get to Ironman Kona.

Jun 10, 2012 12:11 pm

Once again, we thank our sponsors, including EnduraFit, Hammer Nutrition, Gatorade, Princeton Sports, Aqua Sphere, Rackjacket, MPT, ASI Photography, WAWA, 106.5 The Heat, TriBike Transport, and Preston Automotive Group.

Jun 10, 2012 11:43 am

AquaVelo winner

Benjamin Winterroth, the 2012 Eagleman AquaVelo and 2012 USAT MA Regional Aquabike Champion. His tme was 2:11:05!

Jun 10, 2012 11:29 am

Betsy Tootell is excited to participate with two sons, Jason and Jared Tootell, who are seasoned triathletes with many Ironmans under their belts. Jared has qualified for Kona, and Jason is pushing closer and closer! It is exciting to go from supporter to participant after years of cheering on her kids!

Jun 10, 2012 11:26 am

The USAT AquaBike Champion is Benjamin Winterroth followed by Chris Lemos in 2nd place and Henry Tragle in 3rd place.

Jun 10, 2012 11:20 am

Ironman Eagleman 70.3
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                    PRO: OVERALL MALE RESULTS (TOP 50)
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Place No.   Name                  Age City            St Cou   Swim   T1       Bike     T2     Run    Time    
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    1     3 Craig Alexander        39 Caringbah           AUS   23:17    1:08 2:03:58    1:29 1:15:08 3:44:57 
    2     7 Greg Bennett           35 Boulder         CO  USA   23:15    1:02 2:04:58    1:38 1:16:24 3:47:14 
    3     1 Tj Tollakson           32 Des Moines      IA  USA   24:25    1:03 2:02:30    1:39 1:19:18 3:48:52 
    4     2 Richie Cunningham      39 Boulder         CO  USA   23:16    1:01 2:10:08    1:25 1:20:40 3:56:29 
    5     5 James Bowstead         25 Auckland            NZL   24:30    1:11 2:08:42    1:41 1:24:26 4:00:29 
    6    10 David Kahn             29 Port Jefferson  NY  USA   22:47    1:06 2:14:02    1:48 1:23:44 4:03:24 
    7    38 Andrew Imrie           35 Toronto         ON  CAN   24:10    1:30 2:12:22    1:41 1:27:22 4:07:02 
    8     8 Kyle Pawlaczyk         29 Orchard Park    NY  USA   27:20    1:21 2:13:16    1:50 1:24:30 4:08:16 
    9     6 Mike Caiazzo           36 Westbrook       ME  USA   26:58    1:26 2:19:05    4:54 1:16:23 4:08:45 
   10    36 Jack Smith             26 Sewickley       PA  USA   25:05    1:27 2:15:45    1:59 1:27:02 4:11:17 
   11    31 James Duff             36 Carborro        NC  USA   23:18    1:12 2:10:42    1:56 1:36:46 4:13:51 
   12    39 Julien Biboud          26 Sherbrooke      ON  CAN   26:52    1:19 2:20:10    1:58 1:24:39 4:14:55 
   13    33 James Lamastra         37 Rocky River     OH  USA   23:23    1:31 2:17:33    1:47 1:30:44 4:14:55 
   14    34 Fabian Rahn            26 Remchingen          GER   31:44    1:46 2:18:38    1:53 1:24:02 4:18:01 
   15    27 Ryan Bates             32 Copley          OH  USA   25:11    1:19 2:19:23    1:44 1:31:43 4:19:18 
   16    29 Mark Bowstead          23 Auckland            NZL   23:12    1:20 2:15:23    1:42 1:40:14 4:21:49 
   17     9 Ryan Kelly             31 Concord         NH  USA   28:46    1:04 2:22:27    1:32 1:33:48 4:27:35 

NUMBER OF FINISHERS:    17
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                   PRO: OVERALL FEMALE RESULTS (TOP 50)
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Place No.   Name                  Age City            St Cou   Swim   T1       Bike     T2     Run    Time    
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    1    14 Meredith Kessler       34 San Francisco   CA  USA   23:52    1:35 2:19:00    1:47 1:26:28 4:12:40 
    2    12 Margaret Shapiro       36 Herndon         VA  USA   25:32    1:15 2:24:56    1:25 1:29:32 4:22:38 
    3    16 Kristin Andrews        31 Chevy Chase     MD  USA   29:31    1:31 2:23:50    2:00 1:30:06 4:26:56 
    4    13 Sarah Piampiano        32 Los Angeles     CA  USA   29:18    1:36 2:23:31    1:56 1:34:20 4:30:39 
    5    24 Amber Ferreira         30 Concord         NH  USA   26:16    1:40 2:30:51    1:45 1:30:40 4:31:09

Jun 10, 2012 11:19 am

Kristen Andrews has finished in 3rd place and Sarah Piampiano was right behind in 4th place

Jun 10, 2012 11:10 am

Margie Shapiro just finished in 2nd place!

Jun 10, 2012 11:01 am

Meredith Kessler is coming in - she is now the 2012 Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Champion! She rolled across in support of the Blazeman Foundation for ALS. Congratulations Meredith!

Jun 10, 2012 10:58 am

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                    PRO: OVERALL MALE RESULTS (TOP 50)
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Place No.   Name                  Age City            St Cou   Swim     T1     Bike     T2     Run    Time    
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    1     3 Craig Alexander        39 Caringbah           AUS   23:17    1:08 2:03:58    1:29 1:15:08 3:44:57 
    2     7 Greg Bennett           35 Boulder         CO  USA   23:15    1:02 2:04:58    1:38 1:16:24 3:47:14 
    3     1 Tj Tollakson           32 Des Moines      IA  USA   24:25    1:03 2:02:30    1:39 1:19:18 3:48:52 
    4     2 Richie Cunningham      39 Boulder         CO  USA   23:16    1:01 2:10:08    1:25 1:20:40 3:56:29 
    5     5 James Bowstead         25 Auckland            NZL   24:30    1:11 2:08:42    1:41 1:24:26 4:00:29 
    6    10 David Kahn             29 Port Jefferson  NY  USA   22:47    1:06 2:14:02    1:48 1:23:44 4:03:24 

Jun 10, 2012 10:56 am

Meredith Kessler is less than 1 mile out!

Jun 10, 2012 10:43 am

Richie Cunningham just finished in 4th place!

Jun 10, 2012 10:41 am

Crowie finish
Crowie  - the 2012 Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Champion

Jun 10, 2012 10:39 am

TOP 10 WOMEN PRO- THRU RUN TURN 1

Place  Run1   Tot Dif No.   Name                  City            St Count 
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    1 3:28:39            14 Meredith     Kessler  San Francisco   CA   USA 
    2 3:36:52    8:13    12 Margaret     Shapiro  Herndon         VA   USA 
    3 3:41:03   12:24    16 Kristin      Andrews  Chevy Chase     MD   USA 
    4 3:44:08   15:29    13 Sarah        Piampian Los Angeles     CA   USA 
    5 3:45:36   16:57    24 Amber        Ferreira Concord         NH   USA 

Jun 10, 2012 10:34 am

TJ Tollakson just finished in 3rd place.

Jun 10, 2012 10:32 am

Greg Bennett just finished in 2nd place!

Jun 10, 2012 10:32 am

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                    PRO: OVERALL MALE RESULTS (TOP 50)
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Place No.   Name                  Age City            St Cou   Swim     T1     Bike     T2     Run    Time    
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    1     3 Craig Alexander        39 Caringbah           AUS   23:17    1:08 2:03:58    1:29 1:15:08 3:44:57 

Jun 10, 2012 10:30 am

Here comes Crowie!  He is the 2012 Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Champion!

Jun 10, 2012 10:28 am

We may have a course record broken by Crowie. Tim Deboom finished in 2002 with a time of 3:44:07 - Crowie is less than a mile out, followed by Bennett and Tollakson!

Jun 10, 2012 10:20 am

TOP 10 MEN PRO- THRU RUN TURN 1

Place  Run1   Tot Dif No.   Name                  City            St Count 
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    1 3:07:00             3 Craig        Alexande Caringbah            AUS 
    2 3:08:04    1:05     7 Greg         Bennett  Boulder         CO   USA 
    3 3:08:09    1:10     1 Tj           Tollakso Des Moines      IA   USA 
    4 3:14:08    7:08     2 Richie       Cunningh Boulder         CO   USA 
    5 3:18:57   11:58     5 James        Bowstead Auckland             NZL 
    6 3:21:34   14:35    10 David        Kahn     Port Jefferson  NY   USA 
    7 3:21:39   14:39    31 James        Duff     Carborro        NC   USA 
    8 3:25:41   18:41    36 Jack         Smith    Sewickley       PA   USA 
    9 3:25:54   18:55     8 Kyle         Pawlaczy Orchard Park    NY   USA 
   10 3:28:40   21:41    33 James        Lamastra Rocky River     OH   USA 

                     TOP 10 WOMEN PRO- THRU RUN TURN 1

Place  Run1   Tot Dif No.   Name                  City            St Count 
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    1 3:28:39            14 Meredith     Kessler  San Francisco   CA   USA 

Jun 10, 2012 10:18 am

Meredith Kessler has passed the turn and she still has a substantial lead!

Jun 10, 2012 10:16 am

Congratulations to Kevin MacKinnon, Ironman editor who completed the AquaVelo today!

Jun 10, 2012 10:14 am

Ironman CEO Andrew Messick is ahead of USAT CEO Rob Urbach.  Messick is heading out on the run.  Urbach has yet to finish the bike.

Jun 10, 2012 10:07 am

TOP 10 MEN PRO- OUT OF TRANSITION 2

Place  T2     Tot Dif No.   Name                  City            St Count 
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    1 2:29:35             1 Tj           Tollakso Des Moines      IA   USA 
    2 2:29:50    0:15     3 Craig        Alexande Caringbah            AUS 
    3 2:30:51    1:17     7 Greg         Bennett  Boulder         CO   USA 
    4 2:35:50    6:16     2 Richie       Cunningh Boulder         CO   USA 
    5 2:36:03    6:29     5 James        Bowstead Auckland             NZL 
    6 2:37:06    7:32    31 James        Duff     Carborro        NC   USA 
    7 2:39:41   10:07    10 David        Kahn     Port Jefferson  NY   USA 
    8 2:41:36   12:01    29 Mark         Bowstead Auckland             NZL 
    9 2:43:46   14:11     8 Kyle         Pawlaczy Orchard Park    NY   USA 
   10 2:44:12   14:37    33 James        Lamastra Rocky River     OH   USA 

                   TOP 10 WOMEN PRO- OUT OF TRANSITION 2

Place  T2     Tot Dif No.   Name                  City            St Count 
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    1 2:46:12            14 Meredith     Kessler  San Francisco   CA   USA 
    2 2:53:06    6:55    12 Margaret     Shapiro  Herndon         VA   USA 
    3 2:56:19   10:08    13 Sarah        Piampian Los Angeles     CA   USA 
    4 2:56:50   10:39    16 Kristin      Andrews  Chevy Chase     MD   USA 
    5 2:57:45   11:34    21 Suzanne      Serpico  Columbia        MD   USA 
    6 3:00:30   14:19    24 Amber        Ferreira Concord         NH   USA 
    7 3:00:36   14:25    25 Heather      Leiggi   Bryn Mawr       PA   USA 

Jun 10, 2012 10:07 am

Crowie out on the run

Jun 10, 2012 10:05 am

TJ run out

TJ heading out on the run

Jun 10, 2012 9:55 am

Crowie is in the lead at the midway point followed by Bennett and Tollakson who are running side by side. Richie Cunningham is next followed by James Bowstead.

Jun 10, 2012 9:45 am

Local new pro, Suzy Serpico is out on the run behind Kristen Andrews

Jun 10, 2012 9:44 am

Crowie has just passed mile 5.  He is about 45 seconds ahead of Tollakson.

Jun 10, 2012 9:43 am

Sarah Piampiano and Kristen Andrews have come in from the bike

Jun 10, 2012 9:41 am

2nd female, Margie Shapiro is out on the run, but Kessler has a substantial lead.

Jun 10, 2012 9:39 am

We are pleased to host, what we have dubbed, the "War at the Shore"; a race between Rob Urbach, USAT CEO and Andrew Messick, Ironman CEO.  Looks like Rob's swim time has beaten Andrew's!

Jun 10, 2012 9:33 am

Meredith Kessler is first in from the bike with a time of 2:19:00.

Jun 10, 2012 9:27 am

Crowie has taken the lead from TJ - what a race!!

Jun 10, 2012 9:25 am

James Duff is out on the run, followed by the lead swimmer, David Kahn.

Jun 10, 2012 9:22 am

TJ beat his time from last year - his bike time is 2:02:30!
Richie Cunningham is out on the run with James Bowstead on his heels.

Jun 10, 2012 9:18 am

Some terrific bike times by the leaders

TOP 10 MEN PRO- THRU BIKE FINISH

Place  Bike   Tot Dif No.   Name                  City            St Count 
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    1 2:27:56             1 Tj           Tollakso Des Moines      IA   USA 
    2 2:28:21    0:25     3 Craig        Alexande Caringbah            AUS 
    3 2:29:14    1:18     7 Greg         Bennett  Boulder         CO   USA

Jun 10, 2012 9:17 am

Bennett is 1:10 out from Crowie.

Jun 10, 2012 9:14 am

TJ Tollakson is first into transition followed Crowie and then Greg Bennett

Jun 10, 2012 9:11 am

TJ Tollakson Lead Bike

TJ Tollakson in the lead on the bike.

Jun 10, 2012 8:59 am

Welcome to all the Triathlon Clubs here today:
MMTC
OTTC
DC Tri Club
Annapolis Tri Club
Cambridge Multisport
Endurance Multisport
FEXY Tri
Orb Tri
Pittsburgh Tri Club

Jun 10, 2012 8:42 am

There is a second pack about 2 miles behind the 3 lead pros on the bike.  They are James Bowstead, Richie Cunningham, James Duff and David Kahn.

Jun 10, 2012 8:39 am

Thanks to the Transcare Staff taking care of our athletes in the Med Tent.

Jun 10, 2012 8:34 am

Top men on the bike are all within 20 yards of eachother. They are TJ Tollakson, Greg Bennett, and Crowie...this is a tight race!

Jun 10, 2012 8:26 am

The last swim wave is getting ready to go into the water - AquaVelo and Relays. This event is the USAT Mid-Atlantic Aquabike Championship event!

Jun 10, 2012 8:17 am

Happy Birthday to our 2012 EagleMan athletes; Teresa Petik, Sharon Hestvik, Timothy Karch, Ellen Banick-Kellar, Jennifer Dustin, Jordana Ashe, Stacey Cowan, David Slomkowski.

Jun 10, 2012 8:08 am

Best of luck to Larry Perry III.  On October, 25, 2006, he was on his way back to his FOB in Iraq when the HMMWV he was riding in was hit by an IED. Larry was thrown 35 feet from the truck. Just two days before the accident, his platoon was involved in another IED accident, and since Larry was the Hospital Corpsman and the only medic in the convoy, he deicded not to wear his seatbelt in case something were to happen. Not wearing his seatbelt is what saved his life. Larry underwent 30 surgeries in two years.
In June 2010, Larry completed his first triathlon. Triathlon has become a way for Larry to stay healthy. He credits triathlons for helping to cope with PTSD and depression.

Jun 10, 2012 8:02 am

Racing here today is BethAnn Telford who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2005. She is still battling the disease, and has dedicated her life to helping raise awareness of brain cancer and finding a cure. She works with the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2). She has raised over $100.000!

Jun 10, 2012 7:56 am

Mirinda Carfrae, defending champion, has dropped out on the bike according to spotters

Jun 10, 2012 7:55 am

Our oldest male athlete today is Bob Scott, 82 years young, from Naperville, IL, and the oldest woman is Bobbie Williams of Nassau Bay, TX.

The youngest athletes are 17 year old, Sarah Melanson of Davidsonville, MD, and 19 year old Kevin Courtney of Woodbine, MD.

Jun 10, 2012 7:42 am

The tide is coming in - those swimmers are getting a nice push in.

Jun 10, 2012 7:17 am

TOP 10 WOMEN PRO- OUT OF SWIM

Place  Swim   Tot Dif No.   Name                  City            St Count 
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    1   23:54            14 Meredith     Kessler  San Francisco   CA   USA 
    2   24:19    0:25    40 Dede         Griesbau Boston          MA UNITE 
    3   25:26    1:32    21 Suzanne      Serpico  Columbia        MD   USA 
    4   25:34    1:40    12 Margaret     Shapiro  Herndon         VA   USA 
    5   26:19    2:25    24 Amber        Ferreira Concord         NH   USA 
    6   26:40    2:47    11 Mirinda      Carfrae  Boulder         CO   USA 
    7   27:58    4:04    19 Florence     Chretien South Salem     NY   USA 

Jun 10, 2012 7:12 am

TOP 10 MEN PRO- OUT OF SWIM

Place  Swim   Tot Dif No.   Name                  City            St Count 
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    1   22:49            10 David        Kahn     Port Jefferson  NY   USA 
    2   23:15    0:26    29 Mark         Bowstead Auckland             NZL 
    3   23:17    0:28     7 Greg         Bennett  Boulder         CO   USA 
    4   23:18    0:30     2 Richie       Cunningh Boulder         CO   USA 
    5   23:19    0:31     3 Craig        Alexande Caringbah            AUS 
    6   23:19    0:31    31 James        Duff     Carborro        NC   USA 
    7   23:25    0:37    33 James        Lamastra Rocky River     OH   USA 
    8   24:13    1:24    38 Andrew       Imrie    Toronto         ON   CAN 

Jun 10, 2012 7:11 am

First female pro out of the water is Meredith Kessler!

Jun 10, 2012 7:08 am

First pro out of the water is David Kahn - 23 minute swim...smokin'

Jun 10, 2012 7:07 am

swim start
Swim Start EagleMan

Jun 10, 2012 7:04 am

Shane Lauer, disabled athlete is off with the help of ASA.
Shane and ASA

Jun 10, 2012 6:59 am

Pro Men swim Start

Pro Men swim start.

Jun 10, 2012 6:50 am

Greg Bennett will be stiff competition just back from Ironman 70.3 Hawaii where he came in 2nd place behind Lance Armstrong. Greg also won the 2011 HyVee.

Jun 10, 2012 6:46 am

Carfrae will be competing against a competitive field of pro women including Meredith Kessler, the 2012 Ironman New Zealand Champion, 2012 Ironman St. George Champion and 2010 Ironman Canada Champion.

Jun 10, 2012 6:45 am

Pro women are getting into position now.

Jun 10, 2012 6:45 am

And they're off!

Jun 10, 2012 6:43 am

Pro men are out first - there is tough competition with approximately 30 pros in all.  Richie Cunningham is back after finishing 2nd last year after smoking the run in 1:16:56. He will give defending champion, TJ Tollakson and Crowie a run for their money!

Jun 10, 2012 6:40 am

Jeff Meeks, our race announcer, is providing us with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem.  The pros are in the water and ready to start.

Jun 10, 2012 6:36 am

Crowie and Mirinda pre-race

Crowie and Carfrae pre-race.

Jun 10, 2012 6:34 am

Returning to defend their titles are Mirinda Carfrae (Ironman 2010 World Champion and '09 and '11 EagleMan 70.3 Champion) and TJ Tolllakson (EagleMan 70.3 '07 and '11 Champion).

Jun 10, 2012 6:33 am

Craig "Crowie" Alexander is fired up and ready to attack the EagleMan course.  Crowie is a 3- Time Ironman World Champion, 2- Time 70.3 World Champion, and 3- Time Australian Long Course Champion. He was named one of Inside Triathlon Magazine’s “10 Greatest Male Iron-Distance Triathletes of all Time,” one of Inside Triathlon Magazine’s “15 Greatest Male Triathletes of All Time – Period,” and Competitor Magazine’s “2009 Male Triathlete of the Year.” This is the only 70.3 race Crowie is doing this year!

Jun 10, 2012 6:27 am

Body Marking

Body Marking - thanks so much to our volunteers!

Swim Start Volunteer

Jun 10, 2012 6:11 am

There are 13 countries (plus the US Virgin Islands) and 37 states represented here today; including a deep pro field from all over the world!

Jun 10, 2012 6:09 am

EagleMan Stretch
Pre-Race Stretch

Jun 10, 2012 5:52 am

There are over 2400 top notch athletes registered to compete today; hoping to snag one of thirty 70.3 Championship slots or thirty Ironman Championship slots.

Jun 10, 2012 5:51 am

Good luck to Shane Lauer! Shane, 19, of Phoenix, MD, a disabled athlete confined to a wheelchair, will race in his second triathlon of the season on his quest to compete in and finish a full distance race this September. To our knowledge no athlete living with Duchene’s muscular dystrophy has ever attempted that distance.

Over the last four years, Lauer has competed in numerous multisport events, including three full marathons, two sprint triathlons and three half distance triathlons. For any athlete this is a substantial accomplishment, but Shane Lauer is not just any athlete. Lauer, a student athlete at Dulaney High School, suffers from Duchene’s muscular dystrophy.

Lauer will compete with the assistance of a team of athlete volunteers from the non-profit organization Athletes Serving Athletes (ASA) that includes Chip Connor, David Slomkowski and Ben Mortenson. Connor, from Glen Arm, MD is director of Melalueca Wellness Company and will tow Shane in a custom designed harness and raft during the swimming leg of the race. Slomkowski, of Timonium, the Founder and Executive Director of ASA will bike with Shane in a specialized bicycle and Mortenson, also Shane’s legal guardian, and director of Young Life Capernaum, will push Shane across the finish line in a custom built racing jogger.

Jun 10, 2012 5:48 am

Team Inspiration is racing here today! Four-time Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington told Roseann that a reporter once asked her how she stays “feminine” even though triathlon is not very “feminine.” Although Chrssie had some ill words to say to the reporter for saying such a thing, she told the reporter that she paints her toenails red before a race. Team Inspiration had a table set up at the expo and packet pick up yesterday for folks to paint her nails (men and women) before the race!
Team Inspiration is a nonprofit organization that was founded on the belief that the purpose in life is to help one another. Their mission is to empower cancer warriors in their healing process. TEAM INSPIRATION provides online and community-based resources to promote the healing process and foster a better quality of life for persons living with cancer. It is their belief that we should help and inspire one another in our life journey, especially when faced with challenging circumstances.

Jun 10, 2012 5:33 am

12 EagleMan Sunrise
Sunrise over the Choptank River, calm and welcoming.

Jun 10, 2012 5:15 am

We have 700 volunteers here today to help athletes have a safe and fun race. Thanks to our Community Partners and Volunteer Groups and all the individual volunteers on all 3 legs of course, and in the transition area and park. Some of those groups are:
Dorchester County YMCA
Snows Turn Marketplace
Intercoastal Trading Inc
Bay Country Communications
RPS International
Vision Quest
The Dorchester County and City of Cambridge Commissioners
The Office of the Mayor of Cambridge
The Department of Tourism
The Department of Public Works
The Dorchester County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Companies
The City of Cambridge Police
Dorchester County Sheriff

Jun 10, 2012 5:11 am

Many thanks to our sponsors who help to make this event possible -  EnduraFit, Hammer Nutrition, Gatorade, Princeton Sports, Aqua Sphere, Rackjacket, MPT, ASI Photography, WAWA, 106.5 The Heat, TriBike Transport, and Preston Automotive Group.

2012 EnduraFit Iroman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon and AquaVelo

Jun 10, 2012 4:49 am

TJ Tollakson just tweeted that the smart call is to race without a wetsuit.  Air temperatures are expected to climb into the low 90's and the high humidity is in store!

2012 EnduraFit Iroman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon and AquaVelo

Jun 10, 2012 4:46 am

Just in from the USAT Head Official - the water temperature is 75.6'F so unlike the past two years, athletes will be swimming in wetsuits. The water is calm; should be a fast swim course!

2012 EnduraFit Iroman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon and AquaVelo

Jun 10, 2012 4:33 am

Good Morning and welcome to the 16th Annual Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon  sponsored by EnduraFit, our Official Performance Apparel Sponsor.

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