Grizzly Triathlon Update

Below are a handful of fun Grizzly Triathlon factoids, courtesy Race Directors Giles Thelen and Elliot Basset. The race sold out in 20 minutes this year. Waiting list slots are available, and  racers are often accommodated. Get on the waiting list at www.signmeup.com/ZW2VWJ7. RACE ON.

1) The Grizzly Triathlon is the biggest pool-swim triathlon in America, and the second biggest in North America with 420 race slots comprising about 460 racers. (There is a 500 racer triathlon in Vancouver, BC.)

2) This year the race filled in 20 minutes. The 2010 race filled in 2 hours, the 2009 race filled in 8 hours, the 2008 race filled in three days, and the 2007 race filled in about 1 week. If the trend holds, next year the race will fill in less than 5 minutes!

3) 54% of the racers are women.

4) 23% of the racers will be competing in their 1st Triathlon EVER!

5) Ages range from 10 (relay) to 76. 15 are over 60, and 22 are 18 or under. 34 are UM students

6) Eight states (Washington, Idaho, Colorado, Maryland, Nevada New York and Wisconsin) are represented, while 93% of the racers are from Montana.

7) Cities from Montana with over 10 entries are Missoula (49%), Bozeman (8%), Billings (6%) and Helena (3%). There are 24 other Montana cities represented in the 2011 race.

Grizzly Tri Results!

On The Podium - Tritons Julie Zickovich, Laurie Thatcher, Art Thompson, Greg Benjamin

On The Podium - Julie Zickovich, Laurie Thatcher, Art Thompson, Greg Benjamin

GRIZZLY TRIATHLON RACE RESULTS
Missoula, Montana – April 10, 2010
Four Tritons Land on the Grizzly Triathlon Age Group Podium!
The Tritons recorded a couple of firsts this year at 22nd annual Grizzly Triathlon. The Club had its largest number of racers ever at the season opener—FIFTEEN– and its largest number of podium finishers ever, with FOUR. Either we’re growing or getting faster, and both are good. Julie Zickovich, Laurie Thatcher & Art Thompson landed silver medals, and Greg Benjamin earned a bronze. Occasionally referred to as the Montana World Championships by local Missoulians, the Grizzly Triathlon is by far the largest multi-sport race in Montana. Four hundred and six individual triathletes and seventeen teams participated yesterday. Age group sizes again ran deep, with most hovering around 20 racers per bracket. Sunny weather offered fast race conditions. Detailed race results follow. Congrats to all, and TRAIN ON.

GRIZZLY TRIATHLON – TRITONS SLIDESHOW

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


More Grizzly Tri photos, thanks to teammate Tony Thatcher — http://bit.ly/cEmdlt
More Grizzly Tri news, photos, video, via The Missoulian — http://www.bit.ly/9ceVIO
And, a Grizzly Tri blog post, by the winning female, “Montana Made” professional triathlete Linsey Corbin — http://linseycorbin.com/node/494

TRITON RESULTS – RANKED BY AGE GROUP FINISH

2010 Grizzly Triathlon Results – Age Group Men

2010 Grizzly Triathlon Results – Age Group Women

TRITON TIDBITS
RUN with ZPT Interval Training Group, Tuesdays, 6:00 PM, MSU Track.
HAVE FUN at the Triton Mixer this Friday evening, 4/16, Pour House, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.
READ the Triton blog. New POSTS by Ironman Dave Scott, Team USA Olympic Coach Michelle Blessing.
JOIN 20 other Tritons. VOLUNTEER to support the Special Olympics triathlon event on 5/12.

STAY UP-TO-DATE VIA THE TRITON NETWORK
Website — www.bozemantritons.org.
Blog – For current news and information, https://bozemantritons.wordpress.com.
Opt In, Triton Email News – Email subscriptions to the blog are now available. Sign up via the Club blog.
Twitter — Follow the Tritons for the absolute latest news! Tweets at http://twitter.com/BozemanTritons.
Email — bozemantritons@yahoo.com.

QUOTABLES
DO WHAT YOU CAN AT THE MOMENT – Dave Scott
TRAIN WITH A PURPOSE – Michelle Blessing
NEVER JUST GO THROUGH THE MOTIONS – Jason Lezak
TRAIN ON. :o)

Go Tritons at the Grizzly Triathlon!

Hey Triton Teammates! After all of the training, the season opener is finally here! Yes. The Club has a SOLID showing at the Grizzly tomorrow. 16 Triton racers strong! Let’s cheer each other on. Forecast is for sunny weather, very little wind. Race conditions should be fast. :o) Have a great race, and a fun experience! See you at the Griz Pool.

# Triton Heat Time Lane
56 Kara Damon 2 8:30 7/3
106 Bob Wade 4 9:30 6/2
138 Matthew Thomsen 5 10:00 7/2
169 Micca Henry 7 10:30 1/1
184 Neil Sexton 7 10:30 4/4
222 Kris Evans 8 11:00 7/2
261 Chris Martin 10 Noon 3/1
270 Julie Zickovich 10 Noon 5/2
299 Lander Cooney 11 12:20 5/3
303 Doug Fletcher 11 12:20 6/3
311 Tony Thatcher 12 12:30 1/3
312 Art Thompson 12 12:30 1/4
333 Ryan Takeshita 12 12:30 7/1
347 Greg Benjamin 13 12:50 3/3
385 Laurie Thatcher 14 1:10 6/1
388 Dan Martin 14 1:10 6/4
%d bloggers like this: