2016 World Championships

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TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent

I had the pleasure recently of chatting with some of the TCSD members who raced in a variety of World Championship events during 2016.  These include the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Mooloolaba, Australia, the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, the ITU Duathlon World Championships in Aviles, Spain and the ITU Triathlon World Championships in Cozumel, Mexico.  I asked them 3 questions and I thought you’d enjoy the answers of our elite members.


Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Mooloolaba, Australia.  Top Row from left to right:  Ray Stainbeck, Darcy Eaton, Laurie Kearney, Brian Makarowski, Craig Zelent, Randy Schmitz.  Bottom Row from left to right:  Wendy Schmitz, Diana Noble. 

Richard Duquette

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TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent

I had the pleasure recently of talking to Richard Duquette, Bicycle attorney, triathlete and longtime sponsor, member and supporter of the Triathlon Club of San Diego.  The TCSD and our local community are both really lucky to have Richard on our team.  Just as I did; I know you will enjoy getting to know Richard.

 

"Richard Duquette and his wife, Kim"

Melissa Sosnowski

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TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent

I recently had the opportunity to talk triathlon and everything under the sun with TCSD Treasurer Melissa Sosnowski.  I could not be happier for this great lady who has become my friend over the past couple of years.  Read below and you will see how Melissa has used running and triathlon to improve her life.

 

"Melissa and Marc Sosnowski on their wedding day at the 2015 AFC Half Marathon"

Reg Whately

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TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent

I had the pleasure recently of talking triathlon with TCSD member Reg Whatley who will represent us in the Rio Olympic Games.  Reg has paid his dues and been selected to be a Technical Official for men’s triathlon on August 18 and the women’s triathlon on August 20.  Reg is a 5x cancer survivor with a great perspective on life.  I know you will enjoy getting to know Reg.

"Reg Whatley taking a short time out in the Technical Officials Lounge Chicago 2015 WTS Grand Final"

 

Bob Babbitt

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TCSD Conversation by Craig Zelent

I had the pleasure recently to talk triathlon with the legendary funky dude, Bob Babbitt.  Bob is a TCSD member as well as a member of the Ironman Hall of Fame and the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame.  It is an honor and a thrill to share Bob’s story.  We are so lucky to have this guy in our club!

  "Bob Babbitt in his frog outfit at the Mini Muddy Buddy Austin event with double above knee amputee Cody McCasland"