Newton Running athlete Neal Smith placed fourth in his age group at the Buster Briton Memorial Triathlon in Pelham, Alabama on June 11.
The 25-year-old sprint-distance triathlon took place at the beautiful Oak Mountain State Park and is one of the longest running triathlons in Alabama. The race honors the life of Buster Britton–one of the Birmingham area’s original triathletes that lost his life in a fun run after completing the Hawaii Ironman only a short time earlier.
“Despite an extremely hilly course and high temperatures, I bettered my time from last year by over 8 minutes,” says Smith, who finished 29th overall with a time of 1:05:53. “I improved most significantly on the run thanks to my Newton Light Weight Distance Trainers!”
Revved Up at Rev3 70.3
The Rev3 Quassy 70.3 Triathlon boasts an amazing venue with an extremely hilly bike course and very challenging (though beautiful) run in Middlebury, CT.
At the June 4th event, Andrew Salmon placed 15th in his age group (63rd overall) against a very competitive field.
“My day went well despite not having the greatest swim,” says Salmon. “I rode the bike smart hoping to put a solid run up on the board. Thankfully proper pacing on the bike allowed me a to post a top-nine run for my age group of 1 hour 23 minutes.”
Josh Gelman, television producer for 48 Hours, also competed at Rev3 Quassy, is pictured here wearing the Gravity Neutral Performance Trainers.
Another Hot Day at Eagleman 70.3
Newton Running athlete Chad Holderbaum raced at the Eagleman 70.3 Triathlon in Cambridge, Maryland last weekend, his sixth time at the half-Ironman event.
As always, the heat is a challenge and it is a great course gearing up for Kona,” says Holderbaum. “The day went really well for me and I had a personal best by 11 minutes on the course. I really pushed the bike and averaged over 25mph and even though I faded some on the run, I still managed to run a 1:29 half marathon in the grueling heat!
Holderbaum finished 9th amateur overall and 5th in the 30-34 age group with a time of 4:17.