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Dreams of the Queen K

It’s that time of year.  Weather starts to change here in Northeast Ohio.  Racing for the season is nearly wrapped up, save for the fall bike tours and assorted running races.  It’s time for the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

It’s the one that matters.  Most people don’t know it’s actually taken place until the middle of winter when a condensed 2-hours is orchestrated on national TV.  But it’s also the race that people ask you if you’ve done when they find out you’re a triathlete. And it’s probably the single race that inspires all of us at some point to get into long distance racing.

From this (late March 2014)....

From this (late March 2014)….

Well, SSSMST’s Jeanne DeBonis is heading there…..NOW!   (Race day is next Saturday, October 11)  She’s not only going there, she’s qualified against a lot of odds.  Coming off some big injuries. Here’s some of her highlighted steps to get there this year:

  • Island Lake Triathlon – 1st OA Female/8th OA
  • Pittsburgh Marathon
  • Ironman Coeur d’Alene – 1st Female 45-49 (the race that gets her to Hawaii)
  • USAT Age Group National Championship
  • ITU Age Group World Championship
  • Rev3 Cedar Point – 1st OA Female/10th OA
...to THIS! (The unequivocal finish line at Kona)

…to THIS! (The unequivocal finish line at Kona)

Let’s all wish Jeanne an AWESOME race and great times!!!!!!