Aug 18, 2013 9:24 pm
The results are in!
Today's results are up on the Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon page on our website. For final results, please visit http://bit.ly/1cQwMwz.
Congratulations to all the participants and finishers! Your are an Iron Girl!
Aug 18, 2013 12:28 pm
The final finisher of today's race is 39-year-old Carla Sandy of Laurel, Md., finishing with a time of 5:29.40! Congratulations! Your are an Iron Girl!
Aug 18, 2013 12:11 pm
A big CONGRATS to all of the relay teams who participated in today's race!
3 strong for Team Conquer Cancer
AAMC's Supply Chain Gang
Aisha, Keisha, and Johanna
Carey Business School
Carey Business School - Team Williams
Destination Half Ass
Do That To Me One More Time
Fast & Furious Three
Ferrum Tres Amici
For the fun of it
Girls of Steel
Girls on Track Girls
HT Honey Badgers
Iron Girl Sisters
ISCA Moms Tri
Jordan's First Tri
Just Tri-ing to Finish
Love of Tri
Matilda and Magic
Morris Gals - Tri for Him
Out of the Nesters
R U Ready?
Red, White and Blonde
Rock It Girl Syle!
Staying Ahead Of Our Boys
Surf & Turf II
Team 4 & B
Team ASA 1
Team CONQUER Cancer 1
Team Conquer: Wheee Three
Team Embrace 1
Team Embrace 2
Team Fox Tail
Team Inspiration 01
Team Inspiration DragonHeart
Team Inspiration Warriors
Team Island Girls
Team Julie & Meg
Team Lauren-Steel Mangolias
Team Never Give Up Hope
Team R U Ready
Team Werkin' It!
The \SBR\' Girls'
The Chodnicki Crew
The Middle Aged Wonders
Three and a Half Irongirls
TI Dragonfly Warriors
Tri it again
Tri to Beat Us
Tri with grandma
Two and a Half Women
Two Ladies on a Mission
Two Normals and a Neurotic
Two Short Girls
Valkyrie Paddling Sisters
Where's the Finish
Whose idea was this?
Aug 18, 2013 12:02 pm
RACE UPDATE: There is one final finisher on the course. She is about 1 mile out!
Aug 18, 2013 11:44 am
Good luck to all the Mother/Daughter participants in this year's Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon:
Amaral Sabrina Amaral
Morris Nancy Morris
Good luck, ladies!
Aug 18, 2013 11:40 am
In October 2006, Marcie Lovell suffered from multiple Pulmonary Emboli (PE) in her lungs (blood clots). After a lengthy stay in the hospital, Marcie received the news that she was suffering from two blood disorders and part of her lung was necrotic, and that there was a chance that she might not be able to run again. The fact that she was in incredible shape at the time was the only thing that saved her life. Luckily, Marcie is able to still run and do, even though, she continues to experience fatigue and other side effects from the blood thinners she is on due to her condition. In 2011, with the support of friends, Marcie went on the quest of completing a sprint triathlon. On June 3, 2011, to her biggest fear and her doctor’s concern, she experienced a bike wreck. After two years of taking some time to heal, overcoming physical and mental challenges and with much determination, Marcie is able to participate in her 3rd Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon this year, with the hope of raising money to support young girls who would like to participate in Girls on the Run, a 501(c)3 positive youth development program which combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. Marcie cherishes each breath, and is very thankful to be here to share special moments with friends and family. We wish you the best of luck, Marcie!
Aug 18, 2013 11:35 am
33-year-old elite female competitor from Hyndman, Pa., Loren Winebrenner, won the 2013 TriColumbia Rocky Gap Sprint Triathlon in Flintstone, Md. in June, beating the first place male competitor by less than a minute. Good luck in today's race!
Aug 18, 2013 11:27 am
We would like to wish a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the following participants:
Tina Addo 39 Columbia, MD She is turning 40! Sherry Perkins 53 Ellicott City, MD She is turning 54! Melissa Miller 39 Ellicott City, MD She is turning 40! Julie Norton 37 Edgewater, MD She is turning 38! Mehgan Sidhu 36 Baltimore, MD She is turning 37!
Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us!
Aug 18, 2013 11:24 am
Here are today's youngest & oldest participants of the 2013 Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon:
Julie Reagan 13 Ellicott City, MD Caylee Bergreen 13 Ellicott City, MD Kate Loughlin 13 Ellicott city, MD Isabela Rey 13 Ellicott City, MD Sophia Hilger 13 Ellicott City, MD Natalie Dryja 13 Ellicott City, MD Lauren Muma 13 Ellicott City, MD Carolyn Conron 13 Ellicott City, MD Avy Rohr 13 ellicott city, MD Mia Smith 13 Ellicott City, MD Ariel Uy 13 Ellicott City, MD Maggie Loughlin 13 Ellicott city, MD Emma Esposito 13 Catonsville, MD Barbara Riggin 73 Annapolis, MD Wendy Riggin 73 Arnold, MD Laura Reddish 73 Arnold, MD Joan Price 78 Marblehead, MA
We want to wish you all the best today!
Aug 18, 2013 11:04 am
Today, more than 2,400 female endurance athletes representing 36 states and 4 countries, from moms, daughters and friends, to first-timers, professional triathletes and cancer survivors. The states include:
Aug 18, 2013 10:47 am
In 1997, Debbie Berklehammer, at the young age of 31, was given just months to live due to a spinal cord tumor at C2-C7, a non-cancerous, but life threatening illness. Not only did she survive this horrible experience, but she thrived. This year’s Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon represents so much to Debbie. Even with limitations with her right hand, numbness and tingling in her legs and arms and some mobility issues, Debbie has set the ultimate goal of completing her first ever triathlon today. Overcoming these limitations and conquering this year’s triathlon would be incredibly gratifying for Debbie. Last November, she published her memoir, Point of View on Dying and Living, and has since then been busy sharing her story and constantly inspiring others. Please visit her website (http://www.debbieberkelhammer.com/) for more information on her book. Good luck and congrats to you, Debbie!
Aug 18, 2013 9:56 amWe would like to RECOGNIZE all of the Charity Teams participating in this today's Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon!
Athletes Serving AthletesCool Kids CampaignTeam Colleen & ErinTeam Conquer Cancer, benefitting the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource CenterTeam Embrace benefitting The Arc of Howard CountyTeam Fight , benefitting the Ulman Cancer FundTeam Friends of the Lighthouse Shelter - A homeless prevention and support center in Annapolis, MDGirls on the RunTeam InspirationTeam TLT4C (Team Little Things For Cancer)TNT - Team In Training, benefitting Leukemia Lymphoma SocietyTeam WIN-THE-FIGHT, benefitting The Joanna M. Nicolay Melanomana Foundation
Good luck to all the teams today!
Aug 18, 2013 9:50 amToday could not have been possible without the help, hard work and dedication from all of the Volunteer & Community Groups of the 8th Annual Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon. A special THANKS to the following:
The Arc of Howard County - Bike RouteBrigance Brigade - Food TentCrohns and Colitis Foundation - TransitionRotary Club of Columbia/Patuxent - Run Aid Station #1YMCA of Central MD - TransitionUS Army - Finish LineMid Maryland Triahtlon Club - Gatorade HillLeukemia & Lymphoma/Team in Training - Swim Out/Run startTeam Inspiration - Finish LineUlman Cancer Fund - RegistrationVision Quest - Finish Line Aid StationTLT4C - Finish LineChesapeake Paddlers and other kayak volunteers - Over 50 kayaksTriton Water RescueHoward County General HospitalHoward County PoliceHoward County Fire and RescueHoward County Explorers
Aug 18, 2013 9:30 am
We wanted to send out a big THANK YOU to all of the sponsors of the 8th Annuanl Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon:
Athelata - Naming Sponsor
Gatordade - Official Sponsor
Hammer Nutrition - Official Nutrition Sponsor
EnduraFit - Official Performance Apparel
Princeton Sports - Official Bike Support Shop
AquaSphere - Gear Sponsor
Her Mind Magazine
BodyMason Performance Therapy - Executing massages complements of TriColumbia
TriSpies - Official Mobile App of TriColumbia
TriFitness Training - Official Training Partner
Spin 90 Cycling - Official Training Partner
Polar Heart Rate Monitors
John Hopkins Carey Business School
Triton Water Rescue
David's Natural Market
Thank you for everything!
Aug 18, 2013 9:21 am
Allison Harper, 37, of Ridgley, Md. will be participating in today's Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon to honor her best friend, Susan Doucet, who recently lost her battle with Leukemia at the age of 45. Susan and Allison were training partners and participated in the 2012 Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon together with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s charity team, Team-In-Training. Go Team-In-Training!!
Aug 18, 2013 9:17 am
This past November, 49-year-old Patricia Young of Eldersburg, Md. was diagnosed with breast cancer, and just recently underwent what she calls her healthcare triathlon: surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. This year's Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon marks Patricia’s 4th Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon, making her just one triathlon away from meeting her goal of competing in 5 triathlons. Best of luck today, Patricia!
Aug 18, 2013 9:10 am
37-year-old Rebecca Ward from Kensington, Md. suffers from a collagen synthesis disorder called Ehlers Danlos, a genetic condition with multiple subtypes of physical expression. At the age of 35, Rebecca began her journey to lose weight and gain the ability to run again. At around the same time, her husband was deployed to Afghanistan, so she proceeded to join a running group called Wear Blue Run to Remember, honoring fallen soldiers, fighting soldiers and their families. Every swim she makes, every mile she runs or cycles, she does in honor of our American military service members who are no longer with us. Ehlers Danlos hurts and makes life a little harder for Rebecca, but she is still capable of doing things, and is fortunate to be alive. Rebecca continues to dedicate her events to those who cannot be here. Today, she is participating in the Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon! Good luck, Rebecca!!
Aug 18, 2013 8:49 am
This morning, 24-year-old Baltimore native Whitney Sibol received the 2013 Athleta “Power To The She” Award. Whitney planned to participate in the 2012 Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon, however, was in a horrific boating accident whiletraining. In her hospital bed, Whitney registered for the 2013 race, and will finally have the opportunity to compete after more than a year of surgeries and intense physical therapy.
The Athleta “Power To The She” honors one woman whose story has the power to inspire athletes and women everywhere.
Aug 18, 2013 8:36 am
For LIVE coverage of the 8th Annual Athleta Iron Girl Triathlon, please visit http://tricolumbia.trispies.com/2013/live-2013-athleta-iron-girl-columbia/.
Aug 18, 2013 8:18 am
33-year-old Columbia native Suzanne Serpico wins the 8th Annual Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon!!
Serpico is a 2nd year pro. In 2010, she placed 4th in Ironman Lake Placid. She is also the Co-Founder of Rip It Coaching, multi-sport coaching for Age Group athletes (www.suzyserpico.com). Suzy is a TriColumbia pro, having participated in many events over the years.
Aug 18, 2013 8:01 am
RACE UPDATE: The leader, Suzy Serpico, has just passed 8 station 1 (mile maker 1) on the run portion of the race.
Aug 18, 2013 8:00 am
RACE UPDATE: The first finisher of the Athleta Iron Girl Triathlon is about 2 miles out from the finish line!
Aug 18, 2013 7:59 am
RACE UPDATE: The first two women, Shannon Green & Suzanne Serpico, are out of the water!
Athleta Iron Girl Columbia TriathlonAug 18, 2013 7:57 am
Happy race day!! This morning, it is currently 65'F at the beautiful Centennial Park in Ellicott City, Md. The water temperature this morning is 78.5'F.
We want to wish all the Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon participants the best of luck today! Good luck, ladies!
- 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)