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Aug 28, 2021

Last weekend was the Leadville 100 Trail Run and we have Adrian McDonald who won Leadville with a time of 16 hours, 18 minutes and 19 seconds in his first attempt at a 100-mile race was the fifth-fastest in the race’s 38-year history.

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Last weekend was the Leadville 100 Trail Run and we have Adrian McDonald who won Leadville with a time of 16 hours, 18 minutes and 19 seconds in his first attempt at a 100-mile race was the fifth-fastest in the race’s 38-year history.

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In Today's Show

  • Feature interview - Adrian McDonald
  • Endurance News - Collin's Cup, Paralympic Games
  • What New in the 303 - Leadville 100, Triple Bypass
  • Video of the Week -
  • Other Topics
    • Tim Hola who won his AG at Boulder 70.3
    • TriDot
  • PhysiogenomiX – Predictive Fitness

 

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Interview with Adrian McDonald

Adrian Macdonald at the age of 32 won the famed Leadville Trail 100 run. His winning time of 16 hours, 18 minutes and 19 seconds in his first attempt at a 100-mile race was the fifth-fastest in the race’s 38-year history and more than 40 minutes better than runner-up Matt Flaherty of Bloomington, Indiana — one of the most-accomplished ultrarunners in the nation.

 

Earlier this year Adrian won the Antelope Island Buffalo Run 50 Miler in March.  And pre-pandemic, Adrian finished 56th overall at the 2018 Boston Marathon in a time of 2 hours, 35 minutes and 48 seconds. 

 

Let's get into Leadville and ultra running with Adrian McDonald.

 

 

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Endurance News:

 

Chartier to step in for virus-stricken Von Berg at Collins Cup

Von Berg has been suffering with the effects of the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), also known as mononucleosis virus, which he is believed to have contracted following his victory at IRONMAN 70.3 Switzerland earlier this month.

 

The 27-year-old lost 4.5kg in body mass and was unable to train for almost two weeks, and although he is on the road to recovery, he is far from elite level competitiveness.

 

Von Berg was hoping to join up with Team US – against his doctor’s advice – but was ultimately unable to return to full fitness in time, and will now face an uphill battle to return for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in St. George, Utah in three weeks time.

 

Team US Captain Mark Allen revealed that Von Berg, who was geared up for a showdown with Jan Frodeno and Lionel Sanders, is not in condition to race this weekend and will be replaced by Chartier.

 

“It is an absolute privilege to be able to race for Team US at the inaugural Collins Cup and I look forward to competing against the best athletes from Team Europe and Team Internationals,” he said. “I have big shoes to fill but will give it my all for Team US.”

 

Fantasy Football, Why Not Fantasy Triathlon at the Collins Cup, Great Prizes

Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) today announced the Collins Cup Fantasy Competition that will take place in the run up to the Collins Cup in Samorin, Slovakia on August 28th, 2021.

 

The Collins Cup Fantasy Competition follows the well-received Tokyo fantasy game and utilises the PTO’s pioneering Race Data and Statistics site, which has given fans of the sport unrestricted access to current and historical racing data like never before. It is the next step in enhancing fan engagement and will be a fun way for Triathlon fans as well as all sports enthusiasts to follow the race.

 

The Collins Cup Fantasy Competition will feature the races of the inaugural Collins Cup where fans can predict which Team Europe, International and USA PTO Professionals will come 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each race match on 28th August 2021. The Collins Cup is the PTO’s flagship event and is a new race format modelled after the Ryder Cup, which will see teams of European, International and USA athletes pitted against one another and put on display the excitement, rivalry, drama, and personalities of the sport of triathlon.

 

The Collins Cup Fantasy Competition will start on August 25th as soon as Captains unveil their picks for the race matches at the Collins Cup Opening Ceremony, which will be broadcast on the PTO YouTube Channel, Collins Cup app and Collins Cup website beginning at 5pm BST/ 6pm CEST/12 noon EST.

 

The Grand Prize is an all-expenses paid trip for two to the 2022 Collins Cup. Second and third place finishers will receive a TAG Heuer connected watch with GPS, compass, accelerometer, gyroscope and heart rate sensor. In addition, there are many more prizes to be won courtesy of Wahoo, a premier partner of The Collins Cup, including Wahoo KICKR Bikes, Wahoo KICKR Smart Trainers and Wahoo ELEMNT RIVAL multisport watches, giving fans the chance to snag some fabulous triathlon merchandise as well as displaying their knowledge of triathlon by correctly predicting race outcomes. Sign up to play at protriathletes.org/fantasy.

 

Media Fantasy Competition

  • Bill from 303
  • Mike Reilly
  • Belinda Granger
  • Triathlon Taren

Broadcast information Broadcast Information - The Collins Cup (protriathletes.org)

 

 

USA Triathlon 2020 U.S. Paralympic Triathlon Team

At the Paralympic Games, triathletes will cover a 750-meter swim, non-drafting 20-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run. All races will be held at Tokyo’s Odaiba Marine Park, the same venue as the Olympic triathlon competitions.

 

The Paralympic triathlon events will take place Friday, Aug. 27, and Saturday, Aug. 28, at 5:30 p.m. ET in the U.S. (Saturday, Aug. 28, and Sunday, Aug. 29 at 6:30 a.m. in Tokyo). Paratriathlon medal events in Tokyo include PTWC men and women, PTVI men and women, PTS4 men, PTS2 women and PTS5 men and women. Athletes whose classifications are not included in the Tokyo Games are permitted to “class up” and race in a higher category against athletes with less severe impairments, provided they meet qualification and selection criteria.

 

Elizabeth Baker (Signal Mountain, Tenn.), guided by Jillian Elliott (Gig Harbor, Wash.), Women’s PTVI

2016 U.S. Paralympian

Baker competed in paratriathlon’s debut at the Paralympic Games Rio 2016, placing fourth. She is a seven-time World Paratriathlon Event medalist and fourth-place finisher at the 2019 World Paratriathlon Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland. Baker is a 1996 graduate of the University of Georgia and earned her master’s from Medical College of Georgia in 2001. She is coached by USA Triathlon Level III Coach Christine Palmquist. Elliott, Baker’s guide, is a former U.S. National Team triathlete who raced in World Triathlon Series, World Cup and Pan American Cup events. She is coached by USA Triathlon Level III Coach Mark Sortino.

 

Jamie Brown (Oceanside, Calif.), Men’s PTS4

Brown is a two-time World Paratriathlon Championships bronze medalist (2012, 2017) and six-time World Paratriathlon Event medalist. He took bronze at the 2019 Tokyo ITU Paratriathlon World Cup, sixth at the 2019 World Paratriathlon Championships and is the 2019 U.S. National Champion. He is a 2003 graduate of Chapman University in Orange, California, where he played on the NCAA men’s baseball team. He is a member of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team in Colorado Springs, coached by USA Triathlon Level II coach Derick Williamson.

 

Kyle Coon (Colorado Springs, Colo.), guided by Andy Potts (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Men’s PTVI

Coon is a two-time World Triathlon Para Series medalist who earned his first international victory on May 15 in Yokohama, Japan. He is a two-time World Cup medalist, the 2019 Paratriathlon Nationals runner-up, and placed second at last month’s Americas Triathlon Para Championships Pleasant Prairie. Coon lost his vision at age 7 due to retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer. He is now a member of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team in Colorado Springs, coached by Williamson. Coon is a 2013 graduate of the University of Central Florida. His guide, Potts, is a 2004 U.S. Olympian, 2007 Pan American Games gold medalist, decorated IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 athlete and an ambassador for the USA Triathlon Foundation. Potts is coached by Mike Doane.

 

Hailey Danz (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Women’s PTS2

2016 U.S. Paralympic silver medalist

Danz won silver as part of a U.S. podium sweep with Seely (gold) and Stockwell (bronze) at the Paralympic Games Rio 2016. She is the 2013 World Paratriathlon Champion, a six-time World Championships medalist, and winner of the 2019 Tokyo ITU Paratriathlon World Cup and the 2021 Americas Triathlon Para Championships Pleasant Prairie. She is a 2013 graduate of Northwestern University and is a member of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team coached by Williamson. Danz is a cancer survivor and had her leg amputated due to osteosarcoma at age 14.

 

Amy Dixon (Encinitas, Calif.), guided by Kirsten Sass (McKenzie, Tenn.), Women’s PTVI

Dixon is a 2019 U.S. National Champion, 2016 Aquathlon (swim-run) World Champion, nine-time World Paratriathlon Event medalist and six-time World Paratriathlon Cup medalist. In February 2020, she earned a silver medal at the World Triathlon Para Series event in Devonport, Australia. Dixon is a 1999 graduate of the University of Connecticut and is coached by USA Triathlon Level II Coach Ken Axford. Her guide, Sass, is a decorated amateur triathlete with 10 age-group world titles across the disciplines of triathlon, duathlon (run-bike-run) and aquathlon. She is coached by USA Triathlon Level III Coach Suzanne Atkinson.

 

Kelly Elmlinger (San Antonio, Texas), Women’s PTS5 (classing up from PTS4)

U.S. Army veteran

Elmlinger served for 10 years as a U.S. Army medic, with three back-to-back deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq. She had her leg amputated in 2016 due to synovial sarcoma, a rare form of soft tissue cancer. She won the 2018 USA Paratriathlon National Championships in just her second triathlon since becoming an amputee. She is the 2019 World Championships silver medalist and won gold this year at World Triathlon Para Series events in Yokohama, Japan, and Leeds, England. Elmlinger is a 2010 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is coached by USA Triathlon Level III coach Shelly O’Brien.

 

Kendall Gretsch (Downers Grove, Ill.), Women’s PTWC

2018 U.S. Paralympian (biathlon, cross-country skiing; 2 golds)

Gretsch is a multi-sport talent in both paratriathlon and Nordic skiing, having won two gold medals in biathlon and cross-country skiing at the Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. She is the 2014, 2015 and 2016 World Paratriathlon Champion, 2019 Worlds silver medalist and was undefeated in elite paratriathlon competition from June 2014-July 2018. She is a 2014 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and a member of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team in Colorado Springs, coached by Williamson.

 

Chris Hammer (Elkins, W.V.), Men’s PTS5

2012 U.S. Paralympian (track & field), 2016 U.S. Paralympian (triathlon)

Hammer competed at the 2016 Paralympic Games in triathlon, placing fourth, and in track & field at the London 2012 Games, placing ninth in the 1,500m and 10th in the marathon. He is a three-time World Paratriathlon Championships bronze medalist and 12-time World Paratriathlon Event medalist. Hammer earned his bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University in Michigan, where he competed on the NCAA track and cross-country teams. He earned master’s degrees from Eastern Washington University and the University of Utah, and his Ph.D. from the University of Utah. He is currently head coach of the NCAA women’s triathlon team at Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia. He is coached by USA Triathlon Level III Coach Wesley Johnson.

 

Eric McElvenny (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Men’s PTS4

U.S. Marine Corps veteran

McElvenny had his right leg amputated after stepping on an IED while serving with the U.S. Marine Corps in Afghanistan. In 2019, he placed second at the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon National Championships runner-up and won the Sarasota-Bradenton CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships. He earned his first World Triathlon Para Series medal earlier this year in Leeds, England, and took the win at the Americas Triathlon Para Championships Pleasant Prairie. McElvenny is a 2006 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he competed on the men's rugby team.

 

Grace Norman (Jamestown, Ohio), Women’s PTS5

2016 U.S. Paralympic gold medalist (triathlon), 2016 U.S. Paralympic bronze medalist (track & field, 400m)

Norman won a gold medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in paratriathlon and added a bronze in track & field in the 400m. She is a six-time World Championships medalist, including two golds, a silver and two bronzes. Norman’s resume also includes 10 World Paratriathlon Event medals and two U.S. national titles. She is a 2020 graduate of Cedarville University in Ohio, where she competed on the NCAA track and cross-country teams. She also represented Cedarville at the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National Championships, placing 26th overall. Norman is coached by USA Triathlon Level III Coach Greg Mueller.

 

Allysa Seely (Glendale, Ariz.), Women’s PTS2

2016 U.S. Paralympic gold medalist (triathlon), 2016 U.S. Paralympian (track & field)

Seely won a gold medal in paratriathlon’s debut at the Rio 2016 Games. She also competed in track & field in Rio, placing sixth in the 200m. Seely is the 2015, 2016 and 2018 World Paratriathlon Champion, and took silver at Worlds in 2017 and 2019. She is a 12-time World Paratriathlon Event gold medalist, and she won an ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete with a Disability after going undefeated for the entire 2018 season. Seely is a member of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team in Colorado Springs, coached by Williamson. She is a 2013 graduate of Arizona State University, where she competed on the club triathlon team. She serves on the USA Triathlon Board of Directors.

 

Brad Snyder (Baltimore, Md.), guided by Greg Billington (San Francisco, Calif.), Men’s PTVI

2012, 2016 U.S. Paralympian (swimming; 5 golds, 2 silvers), U.S. Navy veteran

Snyder is a U.S. Navy veteran who lost his eyesight in a 2011 IED explosion while serving in Afghanistan. One year to the date of losing his vision, he won a gold medal in swimming at the Paralympic Games London 2012. Now a five-time gold medalist and two-time silver medalist in swimming from the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Games, he made the switch to paratriathlon in 2018 and earned his first elite victory at the 2021 Americas Triathlon Para Championships Pleasant Prairie. Snyder is a Team Toyota athlete and a 2006 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was captain of the NCAA men’s swim team. Snyder’s guide, Billington, is a 2016 U.S. Olympian in triathlon, placing 37th in Rio.

 

Melissa Stockwell (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Women’s PTS2

2016 U.S. Paralympic bronze medalist (triathlon), 2008 U.S. Paralympian (swimming); U.S. Army veteran

Stockwell won a bronze medal in paratriathlon’s debut at the Rio 2016 Games, completing a U.S. podium sweep with teammates Seely and Danz. She is the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Paratriathlon World Champion and a five-time World Championships medalist. She also represented the U.S. at the Paralympic Games Beijing 2008 in swimming. Stockwell is a U.S. Army veteran who became the first female American soldier to lose a limb in active combat while serving in Iraq in 2004. She is a Team Toyota athlete and member of the Toyota U.S. Paratriathlon Resident Team coached by Williamson. Stockwell also serves on the USA Triathlon Foundation Board of Trustees. Stockwell is a 2002 graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

 

 

What's New in the 303:


The Triple Bypass, Colorado’s Most Epic Ride Event? Maybe and Here’s Why

What makes the Triple Bypass ride so epic? Other rides like the Copper Triangle traverse three mountain passes? Rides like the Steamboat Gravel are longer, gorgeous, and well is on gravel after all. Each is epic, an overused word probably, each is well run and organized, but there is just something unique about the Triple.

 

One is history. Cyclists have been climbing those three passes between Evergreen and Vail (it used to finish in Avon) since 1988. Until the bike path connecting Bakerville to the Loveland ski area was built in 2010, riders had to ride on I-70. Only participating in the Triple Bypass made it possible to complete the voyage as cyclist were prohibited on I-70. Today you can do the ride unsupported thanks to the bike path, but it won’t be nearly as much fun, or as safe.

 

Riding the Triple requires a fair bit of planning, logistics, agility and flexibility. But it offers great rewards in scenery and most of all camaraderie. Somehow the 110 miles mesh into remembrances of conversations on the bike and in the aid stations separated by head down periods of quiet climbing and sharing the work with others in the same boat.

 

How Many Times Have You Ridden Lookout Mountain? Can You Top 7,915?

Chuck Haraway and Rick Brune, who between the two have ascended Lookout around 6,000 times have started to bring more awareness to all things Lookout. Their good friend Ray Bolton climbed it 7,915 times before he passed away in 2020 due to Covid. Chuck and Rick have dedicated a website, https://cyclinglookoutmountain.com/ in Ray’s honor. The website has some great history about the mountain and lots of interesting facts and information.

 

The group also included Megan Hottman of Hottman Law and Charlie Myers, the head of Bike Jeffco. One of ideas kicked around was hosting an open gathering at the coffee shop on top once a month, or maybe quarterly to build more community with neighbors, cyclists, walkers, hikers, skateboarders and anyone who loves and cares about the experiences on Lookout Mountain.

 

We discussed the need for “3 feet to pass” signs, talked about how important it is for cyclists to not pass cars on the downhill going the speed limit, how we wish maybe there were restrictions on cars passing cyclists on corners like on Flagstaff. We dreamed of having car free days like what happens in the Garden of Gods once in a while. But we know there are a lot of users of the road and we emphasized the need to play well together–thus the coffee idea.

 

Video of the Week:

2021 Leadville 100 Run Men's Finish | Adrian Macdonald, Matt Flaherty, Anton Krupicka & Ian Sharman

 

Closing:

Thanks again for listening in this week.  Please be sure to follow us @303endurance and of course go to iTunes and give us a rating and a comment.  We'd really appreciate it!

Stay tuned, train informed, and enjoy the endurance journey!

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