Advantage Multisport athletes have been laying down some great racing the past couple weeks, both locally and around the country. Brian Bowman ran his first ultramarathon at the Stumjumper 50k in Alabama. In fact, it qualified as his first marathon as well, with only 7 months of training under his belt. He pushed through 6700 vertical feet to finish strong as he builds for a 46miler in Dec. Brian is a tough guy and student of the sport and will make a very good endurance athlete.
Kaitlin Sellereit ran a fantastic race at the Bellingham Bay Marathon to set a huge PR. Kaitlin will be running shorter distances through the spring and will be FAST when she steps back up to this distance. She will be one to watch!
Ali Reike ran the Bellingham Half Marathon as a training run. As a way to keep her from racing the half (she is running a 100k this coming weekend), we placed the half in the midst of a three hour run. Ali still managed to set a 10min PR while keeping the run at an “easy” training pace.
Jamie Morrison weathered the extreme conditions at the ITU Long Course World Championships in Oklahoma. The day presented with surf-like conditions on the swim, brutal headwinds on the bike, and extreme heat and humidity on the run. Jamie, racing for the Canadian National team, paced to finish strong on a day that saw many age groupers drop out of the race.
We also have several other athletes doing major races in the next couple months to finish their seasons. Rene Wendt will be running the Victoria Half Marathon this weekend aiming for an age group podium, Corbin Hudacek will be continuing his dominance on the WA cyclocross scene as he builds for the HITS Triathlon Championships in December, Gina Crosswhite is showing awesome transfer of ultramarathon endurance to marathon speed in preparation for the NYC Marathon, and Martin Ehrich is putting the finishing touches on race specific fitness for the Austin 70.3. Best of luck to this awesome squad!