It’s been a few weeks of training, racing, and enjoying the outdoors. Here are some of the recent results that athletes of the Suunto Multisport Team have put together.
On July 4th, Allan Spangler took on the 92nd running of the Mount Marathon 5K in Alaska finishing the brutal race in 10th place overall!
“Mount Marathon Is the Toughest 5K on the Planet” – Outside Magazine
Roger Thompson continued his winning ways out West with an overall victory and new course record at the Ellensburg Triathlon. Roger followed that up with another overall victory at the Hagg Lake Tri.
At Ironman Muncie 70.3, Jacqui Giuliano found herself third overall and 2nd in her age group.
Boise triathlete and all-around athlete, Sarah Barber, traveled to Iowa for the USATF Masters Outdoor National Championships. Sarah raced the 10,000m and is your new age group national champ! She not only walked away with the championship title but managed to finish 4th overall out of all the female masters.
Trista Francis traveled to Minneapolis, MN for the third stop of the Lifetime Tri series. Trista finished atop the podium in her age group.
Out in Triathlon mecca (Boulder, CO) Ellen Hart, Emily Rollins, Brandi Swicegood, and Mike Wien took on the iconic Boulder Peak Triathlon. Ellen, Mike and Emily finished 1st in their age groups while Brandi (coming from Austin, TX elevation) finished 3rd in her age group.
Competing at something a little different, Brian Boyle completed “the only obstacle-course race put on by Navy Seals” - the Bonefrog Challenge. 18+ miles of trail running and 100+ obstacles in 112 degree heat, this race is no joke. Brian not only finished the event but crossed the line 2nd overall.
Ryan Montgomery has been having a year! After setting and then re-setting his personal best 50 earlier this year, Ryan decided to try and master the 100 mile distance. The event he chose was The Palisades Ultra Trail Series 100-Miler. Covering 102 total miles, 21,000 feet of steep vertical, and beautiful ridge lines and river crossings, the Palisades Ultra is no easy 100-Miler.
Continuing his winning ways, Ryan put together an impressive day. Finishing in 21 hours 50 minutes, he crossed the finish 1st overall with a 4.5 hour margin of victory and new course record! Chapeau, Ryan, chapeau.
After a successful recovery from Mount Marathon, Allan Spangler, raced again the following weekend and was victorious at the Juneau Ridge Race where he also claimed the new course record.
Barbara Peterson and Tim Hola took on the high altitude off-road triathlon, Xterra Beaver Creek. Both had impressive races, walking away with 1st place age group finishes and punching their tickets to the Xterra World Champs in Maui later this year.
In the professional race, Suunto athletes Josiah Middaugh and Karsten Madsen finished 1st and 3rd respectively.