There was a lot of spandex running around last weekend as the 2018 Team Paragon came out in full force to race the Ironman 70.3 Texas event on Sunday. Fifteen Paragon athletes crossed the finish line on a cold and windy day in Galveston, Tx. The collective team effort was enough to win FIRST place for Division V in the Ironman TriClub challenge!
In addition to the team victory, the highlight of the weekend was seeing 6 athletes complete their first Ironman 70.3 event!
Back in San Antonio, Kathleen O'Shea raced the 200 Meter Dash at the Texas State Senior Games. Running her fastest time since 2016, O'Shea placed 2nd in the event and earned her spot to compete at the National Championships in 2019.
On the other side of the country, Raul Correa and Diana Ruderman competed at the USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships in Greenville, South Carolina. The run-bike-run format perfectly suited their strengths and both qualified to represent Team USA at the World Championships in Spain next year!
Great job to all our athletes! Race hard and recover harder.
Sunday, April 8: Texas State Senior Games
Kathleen O'Shea - 2nd Female 55-59 200M Dash
Sunday, April 8: USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships
Diana Ruderman - 7th Female 45-49
Raul Correa - 13th Male 45-49
Sunday, April 8: Ironman 70.3 Texas
Paragon Training - 1st PLACE DIVISION V TRI CLUB!
Michael Chiang - 127th Male 25-29
*Kacey Mcquiston - 34th Male 25-29
Ildar Mannapov - 55th Male 25-29
Mark Saroni - 16th Male 25-29
Beth Holler - 72nd Female 25-29
*Emi Furuya - 17th Female 30-34
*Justin Nix - 49th Male 30-34
Alfonso Campa - 74th Male 35-39
*Pablo Cruz - 250th Male 35-39
Justin Mckenzie - 243rd Male 35-39
Jen Upton - 81st Female 40-44
Carlos Torres - 11th Male 45-49
Nicole Cavazos - 89th Female 45-49
*Paul Wilson - 61st Male 55-59
*Richard Klein - 17th Male 65-69
Team Mannapov Relay - Unofficial finisher due to wrong turn on the course.
*First time Ironman 70.3 finisher!
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