Apr 28, 2013 11:21 am
The US Army here today, passing out medals to all Iron Girl finishers. Thank you for all you do! Army strong!
Apr 28, 2013 10:59 am
Today, Iron Girl was honored to award Diana Toronto, a 45-year-old breast cancer survivor from Columbia, Md., with the "Power To The She" Award. In May, Diana will celebrate the 5 year anniversary of her surgery to remove a malignant tumor. During her treatments, Diana used many of the services provided at the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital, and is a member of Team Conquer! Just one year after Diana was diagnosed with breast cancer, she completed her first triathlon! This year, she is attempting the Iron Girl Triple Crown!
Apr 28, 2013 10:39 am
We are pleased to have Amanda Hichkad, 40, from Bel Air, MD. Amanda is a thyroid cancer survivor, who is training to become a Titanium girl this year! Amanda asked family and friends to sponsor the miles she is running to train for back-to-back half marathons, donating all funds to the Chesapeake Cancer Alliance (CCA). CCA is non-profit, volunteer organization that raises funds for Upper Chesapeake Health's Cancer LifeNet program, which provides free services to cancer patients in Harford County.
Apr 28, 2013 10:32 am
Rebecca Ward, 36, from Kesington, MD! Rebecca is racing today and has a collagen synthesis disorder called Ehlers Danlos. It is a genetic condition with multiple subtypes of physical expression.The severity can vary mild to life-threatening and there is no cure. She runs with Wear Blue Run to Remember, a group that runs for fallen soldiers, fighting soldiers and their families. Rebecca is registered for the Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon, the Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon and the Athleta Iron Girl Rocky Gap Triathlon, because she wants to go for the Triple Crown this year!
Apr 28, 2013 10:05 am
Iron Girl fans are the best!
Apr 28, 2013 9:55 am
We would like to wish a happy birthday to several Iron Girls out on the course today, including:
Kathleen Osteen - 49
Kelly Sajonia - 44
Debbie Neff - 44
Ann Hermone - 42
Samantha Bryson - 43
Meghan Roach - 34
Larissa Carrera - 31
Rachel Grund - 30
Jocelyn Clark - 26
Leah Mullen - 23
Hilary Heubeck - 23
Caylah Green - 20s
Apr 28, 2013 9:39 am
A special thank you to the Howard County Police and Howard County Fire & Rescue for everything you do to keep our participants safe!
Apr 28, 2013 9:25 am
Congratulations to our first Athleta Iron Girl Half Marathon finisher of Team ASA Kenzi Cullett!
Apr 28, 2013 9:01 am
A special thanks to the Athleta Iron Girl Half Marathon beneficiary's Team Conquer, supporting the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital, helping those living and coping with cancer!
Apr 28, 2013 8:56 am
We are pleased to support several charity teams participating this year, raising awareness for their amazing causes, including:
Athletes Serving Athletes - ASA sponsors free programs, services and events which enable challenged athletes to feel the thrill and satisfaction of crossing the finish line
Team Don't Panic - Supporting Public Safety professionals in need
Team Conquer - Supporting the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital, helping those living and coping with cancer
Team Inspiration - Providing online and community-based resources to promote the healing process and foster a better quality of life for persons living with cancer
Apr 28, 2013 8:49 am
Congratulations to our Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon winner Bridget Holt! Bridget's finished with an official time of 1.21.23. Congrats Bridget!
Apr 28, 2013 8:32 am
Thank you to our Safeway volunteers as they prepare for the finishers to hit the food tent! Also, a special thanks to the Brigance Brigade volunteers.
Apr 28, 2013 8:23 am
Thank you to our military volunteers for making today's race a great success!
Apr 28, 2013 8:15 am
First place for the 5K goes to Tyler Brannen with a time of 19.48! Congratulations Tyler!
Apr 28, 2013 8:02 am
Thank you to our wonderful sponsor BodyMason Performance Therapy who has helped to make this event a success! BodyMason Performance Therapy is providing free post-race massages compliments of TriColumbia.
Apr 28, 2013 7:34 am
Thank you to our wonderful sponsors who have helped to make this event a success!
Athleta - Naming Sponsor
Gatorade - Official Hydration Sponsor
Hammer Nutrition - Official Nutrition Supplement Sponsor
EnduraFit - Official Performance Apparel Sponsor
Princeton Sports - Official Bike Shop Sponsor
Sheraton Columbia Town Center - Official Host Hotel
Safeway - Provider of Post Celebration Food
Polar Heart Rate Monitors
Spin 90 Cycling - Official Training Partner
TriFitness Training - Official Training Partner
Charm City Run
Chesapeake Bay Roasting Co.
Howard County General Hospital
Apr 28, 2013 7:27 am
And they're off!!! Good luck to all our athletes this morning!
Apr 28, 2013 7:17 am
Honoring all those involved in the tragic events of the 2013 Boston Marathon, with a moment of silence.Boston Marathon, with a moment of silence.
Apr 28, 2013 7:08 am
TriColumbia supports several charity teams participating this year, raising awareness for their amazing causes including Athletes Serving Athletes (ASA)! ASA sponsors free programs, services and events which enable challenged athletes to feel the thrill and satisfaction of crossing the finish line.
2nd Annual Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon & Coed5KApr 28, 2013 6:16 am
Welcome to the 2nd Annual Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon & Coed 5K! It is a beautiful morning in Columbia, with temps reaching 50 degrees for the race start!
- Iron Girl Rocky Gap Triathlon 2013 (September 8, 2013)
- Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon 2013 (August 18, 2013)
- Celebrating Heroes Triathlon 2013 (June 23, 2013)
- Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon 2013 (June 9, 2013)
- The Columbia Triathlon 2013 (May 19, 2013)
- Iron Girl Half Marathon 2013 (April 28, 2013)
- Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon 2012 (August 19, 2012)
- Celebrating Heroes Triathlon 2012 (June 24, 2012)
- Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon 2012 (June 10, 2012)
- The Columbia Triathlon 2012 (May 20, 2012)
- Iron Girl Half Marathon 2012 (April 29, 2012)
- Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon 2011 (August 21, 2011)
- Celebrating Heroes Triathlon 2011 (June 26, 2011)
- Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon 2011 (June 12, 2011)
- The Columbia Triathlon 2011 (May 22, 2011)
- Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon 2010 (August 22, 2010)
- Celebrating Heroes Triathlon 2010 (June 27, 2010)
- Ironman 70.3 EagleMan Triathlon 2010 (June 13, 2010)
- The Columbia Triathlon 2010 (May 23, 2010)