Columbia Triathlon & Aquabike
Registration: December 12, 9 a.m.
Race Date: May 18, 2014
Triathlon - .93mi Swim - 25mi Bike - 6.2 mi Run
Aquabike - .93mi Swim - 25mi Bike
Location: Centennial Lake,10000 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043
NOTE - The 2013 Columbia Triathlon Athletes Guide is currently posted. The 2014 Athletes Guide will be posted closer to the event. Centennial Lake Water Temperature as of May 17, 2013 at 11 AM was 70'F
Welcome to The Columbia Triathlon, TriColumbia's hallmark event and one of the most challenging and longest running triathlons in the USA. TriColumbia previously known ast the Columbia Triathlon Association will mark its 30th anniversary this year, and it all began with the Columbia Triathlon. Attracting world-class pros and amateurs from across the country and across the world, this widely acclaimed Olympic distance race had its beginnings in 1984 when 90 triathlon enthusiasts competed.
The 2014 Columbia Triathlon will once again be a 5150 qualifying event. The top 15 in each age group will be invited to race at the 2013 5150 Hy-Vee U.S. Championship in Des Moines, Iowa. In addition, those finishing in the top 5 in each age group will be offered complementary entries into the 2013 5150 Hy-Vee U.S. Championship. For more information on the 5150 Triathlon Series, click HERE.
The Columbia Triathlon To Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Maryland Chapter
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) was founded in 1948 by The DeVilliers Family with a mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The organization funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. Team In Training (TNT), a charity endurance sports training program for LLS, will have a major presence at the Columbia Triathlon. Since its creation in 1988 by Ruxton, Maryland resident Bruce Cleland, more than 550,000 individuals have completed an endurance event with TNT and have collectively raised more than $1.2 billion. This year, TNT will celebrate its 25th anniversary.
More About The Event
The 2013 Columbia Triathlon was filled with excitement, and attracted nearly 40 pros from across the globe. 29-year-old Cameron Dye of Boulder, Co. won the men’s division for the second consecutive year with an overall time of 1:51:02. 30 year-old Nicky Samuels of New Zealand was the top female finisher, setting three course records, with an overall record time of 2:01:39, record bike time of 1:03:57 and record run time of 36:40. The women’s overall record was previously held by Rebeccah Wassner of New York, who won the Columbia Triathlon in 2008 with a time of 2:04:49.
“The course is one of the most beautiful, and also one of the most challenging, I have ever competed on,” said Cameron Dye. “The TriColumbia staff and volunteers put on a great race and I am excited to add this event to my resume.”
“Triathlon is a great sport and this race was a lot of fun,” said Annabel Luxford. “The course was one of the toughest I have run, but the support throughout was amazing.”
Participate In The Triathlon Club Challenge
The Triathlon Club Challenge allows triathlon clubs to be represented by a minimum of 10 individual competitors (not relay teams) with a minimum of two females on the team. Top 10 scores (top 8 male & top 2 female for each team) will be averaged, and the lowest average score by a team will receive an award and recognition as the Top Triathlon Club.
Share Your Personal Story?
Often participants become involved in multisport as a way to overcome an obstacle, cope with a loss, provide a role model, forward a cause, or as a way to change their lives for the better. Why did you become involved? Where do you find your strength to compete? Do you race for a cause? How has your participation in multisport events changed your life? If you would like to share your story and inspire others, please send us an email with your inspirational story. We want to hear from you!
Need Training Help?
If you're new to multipart or just looking to improve your skills, be sure to check out the TriColumbia endorsed training programs offered by Spin 90 and TriFitness Training. Programs are designed to insure athletes participating in endurance events have a positive experience during the preparation stage as well as on race day.
Video courtesy: Geoffrey S. Baker - Oellaworks Photography
Mark Viviano Interviews TriColumbia President & Race Director, Robert Vigorito.
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WNST.net Interviews Tim DeBoom, 2-Time Ironman World Champion
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"The Columbia Triathlon is a 'short, tough race' that's a 'staple' in the race calendar."
~ Tim DeBoom, 2-time Ironman World Champion, 2002 Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Champion
and course record holder calls
I return year after year to The Columbia Triathlon. The course is both beautiful, and challenging, and the logistics are always excellent. Race Director, Robert Vigorito's enthusiasm permeates the event. From beginning to end, everyone involved takes great care of participants.
~ Jon, Age Group Athlete