Trilights Archive for The Columbia Triathlon 2013

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May 19, 2013 12:17 pm

Congratulations to each and every Columbia Triathlon finisher today, from pros and age groupers to relay teams and charity groups!

Thank you to everyone for helping us celebrate 30 years of the Columbia Triathlon, one of the longest running triathlons in the country.

We hope to see you next year!

May 19, 2013 12:04 pm

A heartfelt thank you goes out to all of our volunteers and community organizations who took time out of their weekends to support the participants in today's race!

May 19, 2013 11:27 am

Why do you TRI?

Amy Haramatuk Gardner of Germantown, MD "TRIs" for her daughter, who will be 4 years cancer free this summer!

55-year-old Ross Kennard of Ellicot City, MD "TRIs" for the satisfaction of finishing a triathlon in his five finger running shoes.

Adam Sachs of Columbia, MD "TRIs" to overcome the devastating sports injury that left him with a broken tibia and fibula. The Columbia Triathlon will be his first triathlon, exactly 1 year and 22 days after his surgery.

Peter Tango of Deale, MD "TRIs" in order to remain fit and healthy, even as he enters his 50's!

Denise Huson "TRIs" to support her sister who was diagnosed with Lymphoma. She participates with Team In Training, representing the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the race beneficiary of the Columbia Triathlon!

May 19, 2013 11:18 am

Race Results will be posted online later today at Click on the  "Results & Photos" tab. In the meantime, the awards ceremony will begin at 11:30am!

May 19, 2013 11:11 am

Max Prola, a true TriColumbia legend, finishes his 30th Columbia Triathlon! Prola has competed in and finished EVERY Columbia Triathlon since its inception in 1984. At 68 years young, Max looked like a real veteran out on the course.

May 19, 2013 11:06 am

Our founder and retired CEO Robert "Vigo" Vigorito celebrates after completing his first Columbia Triathlon after 30 years of directing the race! The Columbia Triathlon, one of the longest running in the country, would not have been possible without Vigo's passion for the multi-sport lifestyle. Congratulations Vigo! We hope to continue your legacy of providing premier endurance events while giving back to those in the community.

May 19, 2013 10:54 am

TriColumbia Board Member and passionate philanthropist Todd Jennings finishes with a great Blazeman Roll! The Blazeman Foundation raises awareness and funds for ALS research.

May 19, 2013 10:46 am

Our charity teams are out in full force today! Thank you for being here ASA, Team Don't Panic, Team Embrace, Team Fight, Team Inspiration, TLT4C and Team WIN-THE-FIGHT! The dedication and passion you put into your causes is unmatched!

May 19, 2013 10:39 am

Finishers! Stop by the Body Mason Performance Therapy tent to indulge in a FREE post-race massage!

May 19, 2013 10:28 am

Peter Della Croce of Marriottsville, MD represents Team Embrace (Arc of Howard County) as he crosses the finish line today. The Arc of Howard County assists those with development disabilities. Congratulations Peter!

May 19, 2013 10:06 am

Columbia Triathlon finishers are treated with some awesome swag!

May 19, 2013 10:04 am

If you or your family/friends enjoyed the Columbia Triathlon, check out other races we offer at Centennial Park, including the upcoming Celebrating Heroes Sprint Triathlon on Sunday, June 23. Same beautiful course, just a little shorter! Visit to register today!

Or, if you are looking for another scenic venue with a race distance for everyone, check out our ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival coming up on September 21 on Maryland's gorgeous Eastern Shore in Cambridge. Choose from:

USATMA Ultra Championship- 2.4 Mile Swim, 112 Mile Bike, 26.2 Mile Run

Aquabike - 2.4 Mile Swim, 112 Mile Bike

Skipjack  - 1.2 Mile Swim, 64 Mile Bike, 10 Mile Run

The Bugeye Classic - 1.2 Mile Swim, 25 Mile Bike, 6.2 Mile Run

SwimFest - 2.4 Mile Swim

ChesapeakeMan 10 Miler Run

Moonlight Marathon

Register today at

May 19, 2013 9:55 am

One of our relay team members, Reg Hahne of Two Brother Plus, won our first ever Columbia Triathlon in 1984! Good luck out there team!

May 19, 2013 9:47 am

Check out our Champions Cam Dye & Nicky Samuels as they talk about their Columbia Triathlon experience!

May 19, 2013 9:41 am

At TriColumbia, we are all about working together and supporting one another as you journey to the finish. These close to 60 relay teams are doing just that today out on the course. They include:

2 Chicks & a Ric
4 Skins
Older But Slower
Our Wives Think We Are Fishing
River Rats aka 1 Beauty & 2 Beasts
Snap, Crackle, Pop
Splash Hammer Swift
Splash, Grind, Mosey
Sporty Bananas Racers
Team 206
Team ASA
Team Dad
Team Frantic Radical Xtreme
Team Inspiration
Team JEC
Team Schwab Boys
Team Syd
Team Tri Anything
Team TriAgain
Team Z Columbia
Terrific Tri
The Fellowship of the Ring
The good, the bad and ugly
The Slowpics
THe WTF Girls
Tri Dawgs
Tri Rho
Tri-annosaurus Wrecks
Two Brothers Plus
We Do this for Fun
Weems & Plath

May 19, 2013 9:30 am

Andy Miyares, a 29-year-old Columbia Triathlon participant from Miami, is an inspiration to us all today. Andy holds an incredible 16 World Records for Down Syndrome Aquatics Athletes! In the 2007 Special Olympics World Games in China, Andy won 4 medals, including one gold, two silver and one bronze.

Today, he is racing on Team Syd with cyclist Syd Lea and runner Mark Worley. Good luck Andy!

May 19, 2013 9:21 am

Some spend their birthdays getting pampered and celebrating with a night on the town, while others compete in Olympic distance triathlons!

Happy Birthday to the following race participants!

Jeremy Hines, 24
Matthew Crummy, 31
Rick Arminger, 42
Laslo Madaras, 52
Matthew Hodge, 26
Corey Derrenbacher, 41

May 19, 2013 9:14 am

Unofficial Top 6 Pro Results are posted!

Cameron Dye, 1:51:02
Bevan Docherty, 1:52:23
Andrew Yoder, 1:52:49
Brent McMahon, 1:53:13
Tom Davison, 1:53:29
Mark Bowstead, 1:54:48

Nicky Samuels, 2:01:39
Meredith Kessler, 2:04:04
Angela Naeth, 2:07:43
Radka Vodickova, 2:08:07
Laurel Wassner, 2:08:15
Jennifer Spieldenner, 2:08:42

May 19, 2013 9:09 am

Local pro and TriColumbia native Suzy Serpico of Columbia finishes with a time of 2:14:24.

May 19, 2013 8:58 am

Race Update: Reigning EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 Champion and 5-time Ironman Champion Meredith Kessler finished second behind Nicky Samuels.

May 19, 2013 8:56 am

Your 2013 Columbia Triathlon Female Champion is 30-year-old pro Nicky Samuels of New Zealand with an unofficial time of 2:01:42! Congratulations Nicky!

May 19, 2013 8:51 am

We have some amazing sponsors to thank for helping to make our races possible!

Gatorade Official Hydration Sponsor
Hammer Nutrition Official Nutrition Sponsor
EnduraFit - Official Performance Apparel
Princeton Sports - Official Bike Support Shop
AquaSphere - Official Swim Gear Sponsor
Conscious Corner
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Her Mind Magazine
Howard Magazine
BodyMason Performance Therapy- executing massages complements of
TriSpies - Official Mobile App of TriColumbia
TriFitness Training - Official Training Partner
Spin 90 Cycling - Official Training Partner
Howard County General Hospital
Triton Water Rescue

May 19, 2013 8:44 am

Your 2013 Columbia Triathlon Champion is 29-year-old pro Cameron Dye of Boulder, CO! Dye finished with an unofficial time of 1:51:06.

He was followed closely by Bevan Docherty, Andrew Yoder, Brent McMahon and Tom Davison.

Congrats top 5!

May 19, 2013 8:38 am

The first finishers are just a few minutes away! Check out the finish LIVE here:

May 19, 2013 8:31 am

More than 2,000 athletes, ages 17 to 76 and representing more than 30 states and 8 countries, are out on the course today helping us to celebrate 30 years!

May 19, 2013 8:23 am

Race Update: Pro Women on the run with Nicky Samuels still leading the pack. She is followed by Meredith Kessler, Angela Naeth, Laurel Wassner and Margaret Shapiro

May 19, 2013 8:22 am

A special THANK YOU to all of our community groups and organizations out here volunteering with us today!

TNT - swim finish and run start
Columbia Patuxent Rotary - run course aid stations
Ymca - transition
Vision Quest - finish line aid
US Army - Food Tent, finish line & Transition
Brigance Brigade - food tent
Little Things for Cancer - Run Course
The Arc of Howard County - the bike route
Team Inspiration - finish staion
Mid Maryland Tri Club - Run course - Gatorade Hill
Baltimore Area Tri Club
Team Fight - registration
Howard County Explorers - parking
Crohn's and Colitis Association of Maryland - run aid station

May 19, 2013 8:17 am

Race Update: Pro Men are past mile 2, with Cam Dye in the lead, followed by Andrew Yoder and Bevan Docherty

May 19, 2013 7:58 am

Race Update: Pro Nicky Samuels of New Zealand is currently in the lead female on the bike

May 19, 2013 7:49 am

Race Update: Reigning Columbia Triathlon Champ, Cam Dye, is still holding the lead on the bike

May 19, 2013 7:45 am

19-year-old Shane Lauer of Phoenix, MD is no stranger to the Columbia Triathlon. Today, Shane is participating in his 4th Columbia Triathlon with the assistance of Team Athletes Serving Athletes.

Shane is confined to a wheelchair due to Duchene's muscular dystrophy, but that does not stop him from participating in dozens of multi-sport events!

May 19, 2013 7:43 am

Race Update: Pro Female Anna Cleaver has dropped out of the race due to mechanical difficulty on the bike

May 19, 2013 7:29 am

Race Update: Cam Dye, reigning Columbia Triathlon Champion, is currently leading on the bike

May 19, 2013 7:23 am

Race Update: All pros are on the bike as of 7:23am

May 19, 2013 7:22 am

Today, we honored our founder, former Race Director and friend, Robert Vigorito, with a special wave dedicated to his passion and dedication to the multisport world. Vigo is participating in his first Columbia Triathlon following retirement. Good luck Vigo!

May 19, 2013 7:15 am

Hunter Lussi, who JUST turned pro this year, was the first male out of the water. Hunter completed his first Iron distance at our ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival!

First pro women Anna Cleaver & Nicky Samuels are out of the water and onto the bike!

May 19, 2013 7:12 am

More than 40 professional triathletes from around the world are competing today for a $25,000 prize purse, including:

Cam Dye, reigning Columbia Triathlon Men's Champion and 2012 Toyota Cup Champion

Andrew Yoder, previous Columbia Triathlon men's champion (2011 & 2010), former course record holder (2011)  and current bike course record holder (54:32)

Bevan Docherty, 2013 Ironman New Zealand Champion,ITU World Champion and Double Olympic Medalist, earning the Bronze in 2008 Beijing and Silver in 2004 Athens

Leanda Cave, reigning Ironman World Champion and 70.3 World Champion

Meredith Kessler, 5-time Ironman Champion,  2013 Ironman New Zealand Champion and reigning EnduraFit Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Champion

May 19, 2013 6:54 am

Our very own race announcer Jeff Meeks sings a beautiful National Anthem after a moment of silence to honor those affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy.

2013 Columbia Triathlon

May 19, 2013 6:50 am

Good morning from the 2013 Columbia Triathlon! Best of luck to all 2,000+ participants today!

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