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Going for Gold

This weekend Sandusky will be the home of the Cedar Point Rev 3 Triathlon.  Not only is it sweet to be able to participate in such an event; it’s even sweeter to have one so close to home.  With pros like Pedro Gomez, Chris McDonald and SSSMST’s very own Jim Lamastra participating in the full rev, the competition will be fierce.  On top of that, the $16,000 purse will push everyone to their limit.  Whether you plan to race, volunteer or cheer your presence at the race is valued.  For up to date race information, go to http://rev3tri.com/cedar-point/cedar-point-news/

Also this weekend, one very talented teammate, Brian Stern, will travel to Las Vegas to compete in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships.  Over 1,800 domestic and international athletes have earned the right to compete at the race.  (That’s right, you have to qualify to start!)  We are proud and honored that Brian is one of them and we wish him the best of luck.  If you want to track Brian’s progress, sign up at http://ironmanllv.com/.

In other news, Jackson Rood, an upcoming SSSMST superstar, participated in his goal race for the 2011 season…. the 1/4 Mile Kids race at The North Coast Challenge.  After getting pummeled to the ground at the start, Jackson was able to get back on his feet and finish strong.  Luckily, we were able to catch Jackson at the finish and ask him a few questions.

Interviewer: Wow, Jackson, you really ran well.  What a nice way to culminate the 2011 season.  How do you feel about your race?

Jackson: I felt really good.  This year, I was able to train through the winter so I felt much stronger later in the season.  Despite the rough start, I still managed to get my medal!

Interviewer:  What are your racing plans now?

Jackson: I will make my cyclocross debut next week at Spin’s Wendy Park race.  I have been riding my bike much more the past few weeks and plan to practice barriers this week.

Interviewer:  What motivates you to train?

Jackson:  My little brother Noah!  I can’t let him win!

Here are some shots of Jackson in action.

Going for gold

Jackson’s biggest fan

Look below, to see everything else going on…. from trail runs to 5k’s to cross races!


  • Cleveland Race for the Cure (Cleveland, OH)
  • Mantua Potato Stomp 15k (Mantua, OH)
  • Believe and Achieve Trail Race 5k and 10k (Kirtland, OH)
  • Willoughby Hills Corn Fest Fall 5k (Willoughby Hills, OH)


  • Rev3 Cedar Point (Sandusky, OH)
  • Cascade Park CX (Elyria, OH)
  • River Run Half Marathon and 5k (Berea, OH)
  • XTERRA Strouds Trail Run (Athens, OH)

Anything else going on?

Links to event websites are on our calendar or at Second Sole.

As always, keep abreast of upcoming races and SSSMST events with the calendar. The calendar has links to all event websites. Have a great weekend!


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