Wow, it was a busy weekend of racing around the world for the athletes of Team Newton. Without further ado, here’s a sampling of images and results sent in by our diverse team of pros and amateur runners and triathletes.
From Anthony Lee, “So I just competed Sunday in the Full Iron-Distance Revolution 3 Triathlon at Cedar Point Ohio and was 31st Overall among pro and amateur and 3rd in my AG by 25 Seconds. A couple of weeks before I competed in the Luray Olympic Distance Triathlon in Luray Virginia, and was 7th Overall and 1st in Age Group.
From Chris Romito, “I finished the Erie Marathon (my second ever) this past weekend in my Newton Motus Trainers. in 3:40, a PR by 15 minutes.”
Greg Abrahamson (in blue) ran a new PR Saturday (by 5 min.) at the Maple Leaf Half Marathon in Manchester, VT, finishing in 1:20:54 and winning 3rd place overall.
Ian Dargin placed first in his AG at the Cohasset sprint triathlon on August 27.
Wendy Mader finished in second at the Harvest Moon Tri 70.3
Luigi Fantuz competed at the world championships in Budapest on the 12th of September.
David Mills took 6th place in the M50-54 age group at Ironman Canada and qualified for the Ironman World Championship in Kona.
Joe McDaniel from the “Eleonor Rocks” team based out of Cleveland, OH (the team raises money for terminally ill children and for donations of rocking chairs) finished in 6th at the Rev 3 race in Cedar Point.
Professional triathlete Jessica Jacobs took second place at the Revolution3 Cedar Point Full Distance Triathlon in Sandusky, Ohio. Jacobs finished the race in 9:25:30, including a 3:03:41 marathon, the fifth best overall run of the day – including all the men. Jessica’s runner-up efforts also netted her the 2nd place in the overall series. Jacobs’ second place finish at Rev3 Cedar Point came just two weeks after her sixth place finish at Ironman Canada.
And we’ll finish with this testimonial from Caroline Gregory:
“I just wanted to thank you both for “bringing” me on board this year with Newton. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you both in Canada, and following along with the Newton Team.
I may have been one of the hardest sells in terms of changing my running form, and working my way into Newtons. I was a total heel striker (with a laundry list of injuries..including 18+ shin stress fractures). Rob Rich got me into an orthodic that enabled me to return to distance running, but other injuries pursued. The person I go to for A.R.T. work convinced me to give it a shot (to hopefully relieve a 3yr peroneal tendon injury). I was smart, and slowly made the change to mid-foot running. It took a while for me to feel comfortable in the Newtons, but Robert stayed on my case to keep with it.
Well…I now know all the guidance from others, and the work I put in, paid off in Canada. That marathon was a huge break through for me. Others kept telling me I could easily break the 3:30 barrier, but I didn’t believe them. Well…now I do! 3:22 was an 18minute PR for me. Thanks to all the work you guys put into the Newton brand, my running feels strong, fast and effortless. People have certainly been taking note as to my run splits this season, and the inquiries are streaming in as to what changes I’ve been making
And a beautiful shot of Roger Beutler racing in our new trail shoes in the Swiss Alps. Awesome!
I have a full race report up on my blog. www.carolinegregory.blogspot.com“