Race Reports

Race Report: 2013 Portland Triathlon

September 24, 2013

Submitted by Craig Dean – The 7th annual Portland Triathlon registered to a sold out capacity weeks in advance for the second consecutive year.  The iconic venue located inside the Portland city limits also played host as the Pacific NW Regional Age Group Championship in what is becoming a very popular event for amateur elites and weekend warriors alike.  The first day of fall served up threatening skies and gusting winds that created a bit …more »

Ray Fiori and Shirley Yard Claim Titles at Leadman Tri Lifetime Epic Triathlon in Bend, OR

September 23, 2013

From Press Release – Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company today announced the winners of the 2013 Leadman Tri Bend, held on Saturday, September 21 in Bend, Oregon. Competing against a stellar field of world-class professionals on the event’s ultra-distance course, Ray Fiori and Shirley Yard won the men’s and women’s divisions. The race began at Cultus Lake in Central Oregon and athletes participated in either a 250K or 125K course, both …more »

Race Report: 2013 Pacific Crest Long Course Triathlon

July 15, 2013

Submitted by Craig Dean – The annual Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival in sunny Central Oregon enjoyed a return of the heat in 2013 after an unseasonably cool race conditions the previous year.  Many traveled from neighboring states (and countries) to join in Oregon’s oasis of sun and geologic formations. Out at Wickiup Reservoir, returning to defend his back-to-back wins in 2011 and 2012, was popular pro triathlete out of Boise, ID, Kevin Everett.  As …more »

Race Report: 2013 Blue Lake Sprint Triathlon

June 13, 2013

Submitted by Craig Dean – The second weekend in June in Fairview, Oregon was greeted with mild conditions and a sea of multi-sport athletes converging on Blue Lake Regional Park for the traditional start to the open water triathlon season in the Northwest – the Blue Lake Triathlon. Over 400 competitors raced each day in either Saturday’s sprint distance or Sunday’s Olympic distance events. There were plenty of new comers experiencing their first taste of …more »

Race Report: 2013 Onion Man Triathlon

May 29, 2013

Submitted by Craig Dean – Walla Walla, Washington has a unique history in wartime struggles.  From the Frenchtown clashes of the 19th century to the World War II training facilities in the 20th century, this quaint border town shares a personal touch to the fallen.  What better way to pay tribute to the casualties of war on Memorial Day Weekend than to embark on a multi-sport battle in the 20th annual Onion Man Triathlon?  On …more »

Locals Win Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon

May 20, 2013

From Press Release – The second annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon came down to the wire, as Englishman Craig Hopkins and Aissa Dghoughi of Morocco were neck and neck through the final mile. Hopkins, 24, a University of Portland graduate, was able to pull ahead for the win in 1 hour, 7 minutes and 35 seconds with Dghoughi finishing two seconds back. “Around the 10-mile mark, I thought I had a chance because I …more »

Northwest Athletes Dominate USA Triathlon Long Course Duathlon National Championship

April 29, 2013

From USAT Press Release – Kimberly Pancoast and Rusty Pruden outdistanced the field to claim overall titles at Sunday’s USA Triathlon Long Course Duathlon National Championship, held in conjunction with the Mount Rainer Duathlon. Pancoast (Redmond, Wash.) won her first Long Course Duathlon national title in 2 hours, 18 minutes, 40 seconds on the 8.2-kilometer run, 46.5-kilometer bike, 6-kilometer run course, finishing 10 minutes ahead of the next closest competitor. Ann Davidson (Portland, Ore.), who …more »

Race Report: 2013 Heart of the Valley Triathlon

April 22, 2013

Submitted by Craig Dean – The 2013 HOTV sprint triathlon was held five weeks earlier than in previous years, but maintained its excellent reputation as a well-organized, competitive event for a wide array of athletes.  The Osborn Aquatic Center in Corvallis, OR once again hosted the multiple-wave pool swim where participants were treated to extra wide lanes in the 50-meter indoor pool.  Local Northwest multi-sport legend Kirk Rose greeted the participants on the pool deck …more »

Northwest Athletes Take Gold, U.S. Shines at ITU Age Group and Sprint World Championships

October 22, 2012

From USA Triathlon Press Release – Team USA ended its trip to Auckland on Monday with nine world titles at the 2012 ITU Age Group and Sprint World Championships, collecting a total of 25 medals on the final day of competition. The day began with a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run sprint event, and four Americans picked up gold: Lynda Lubelczyk (60-64, Manchester, N.H.) Jonathan Reik (60-64, West Hartford, Conn.) Patricia Ryan (70-74, Medford, …more »