2018 Boston Marathon
U.S. elite paratriathletes Krige Schabort (Rome, Ga.) and Mary Kate Callahan (La Grange, Ill.) competed in the wheelchair push rim division at the 2018 Boston Marathon on Sunday, while 2008 U.S. Olympian Jarrod Shoemaker (Sudbury, Mass.) raced in the able-bodied field. Shoemaker’s mother Mae raced as well, finishing her 33rd Boston Marathon. The athletes battled wind, rain and temperatures in the low 40s en route to the finish line on Boylston St.
Broke 3 hours on a tough day. Happy to have finished after hamstrings tightened up at mile 18. But was not going to stop. It was an amazing experience to finally run @bostonmarathon and even though I did not achieve my goal I am so happy. #bostonmarthon @361usa @ntrecovery @cercacor @topicaledge @polarglobal @baseperformance
The Boston Marathon is a symbol of strength, resilience, and the endless pursuit of conquering the goals so many set. While the sport of running is unique to the individual, the energy in Boston is an accumulation of every runner and spectator here. Together, we are stronger. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Start time: 9:04 EST. Bib # W116 Ready to tackle another 26.2 miles with some special appearances from rain, wind, and cold temps. 📸: @john_doenut_foto
For complete results from the Boston Marathon, visit bostonmarathon.com.
IRONMAN African Championship
South Africa Linsey Corbin (Bend, Ore.) placed third in the women’s pro field at the IRONMAN African Championship in South Africa on Sunday. Corbin covered the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run in 9 hours, 7 minutes, 10 seconds. Lucy Charles of Great Britain took the win with a time of 8:56:06, while Charles’ compatriot Susie Cheetham was second in 9:02:58. Leslie Miller (Washington, D.C.) also raced well, placing 11th with a time of 9:45:19.
Jonathan Shearon (Tucson, Ariz.) was the top American in the men’s pro field, placing sixth in 8:23:57. Kyle Buckingham of South Africa was the champion in 8:13:00, followed by Australia’s Josh Amberger in second (8:16:01) and Germany’s Maurice Clavel (8:18:51) in third.
3rd place at today’s @imsouthafrica #imafricanchamps behind these two 🌟’s: @lucycharles93 & @susiecheetham. // Wow! 🇿🇦 Knows how to put on a race. Tough swim & bike conditions & course + a spectator packed run. Happy with a well-executed race and closing with a race-best 2:58 marathon. // Thanks for all the cheers & race-day ❤️. // Extra special 🤗 to my #1, @corbinbrands - 😘!
Kicked off the season yesterday at #imsouthafrica #imafricanchamps! I knew it was going to be a hard day between the ocean swim and the wind on the bike, which can sometimes be my kryptonite, but I stayed positive and pulled off a decent result with 11th place in a deep field. Now we’re off to try out a Safari for a few days, I promise to post more pics as soon as I can. #smashfestqueen #icefriction #grovespinesports #southafrica #racing #triathlon #triathlonracing #swimbikerun
Wow that was fun! 6th place for me at IM South Africa today! It feels good to see the hard work pay off but honestly I just feel really grateful to get to do what I love. There are so many people in my life that make a result like this possible but I want to give a lot of this credit to my coach @coachryanbolton. He has provided me with the framework to progress to this point. Also to the team and @cyclologic, especially Paraic(the owner and head bike fitter). He has helped me to refine my bike position over the last 6 years and I don't know where I would be right now without him. SWIM 53:36 Bike 4:35 Run 2:49 Total 8:23:57 #tired #greatful #happy
For complete results from the IRONMAN African Championship, visit IRONMAN.com.
IRONMAN 70.3 Liuzhou
Sarah Piampiano (San Francisco, Calif.) took third at IRONMAN 70.3 Liuzhou in China on Saturday, crossing the line just over a minute behind winner Agnieszka Jerzyk of Poland. Jerzyk covered the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run in 4 hours, 19 minutes, 52 seconds. She was followed in second by the Czech Republic’s Imogen Simmonds in 4:20:01, and Piampiano rounded out the top three in 4:20:55.
In the men’s pro race, Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee broke the tape in 3:45:42. Two Australians, Craig Alexander and Sam Betten, placed second and third respectively in 3:49:26 and 3:50:38. Great Britain’s Mark Buckingham took fourth in 3:54:40, while Justin Metzler (Boulder, Colo.) was the top U.S. man in fifth (3:55:58).
Great to kick the season off today! 3rd for me. Special congrats to @SueHuse - I’ve never had a proper foot race with anyone before and sue and I really had a great one! Congrats to Agnieszyka and Imogen on 1 & 2! Next up: @IRONMANtri #IM703Peru— Sarah Piampiano (@SarahPiampiano) April 14, 2018
5th place for me in a very competitive #im703liuzhou field 🏁. Honestly, I’m really content with this performance. The last two weeks on the road has thrown me physical, mental and emotional challenges that I had never experienced before 🤯. Grit, tenacity and perseverance got me through today 👊. I wasn’t on my “A” game but I trust that will come as the season unfolds. The mental wins are huge to set up my main 2018 targets 🎯. Race report coming soon!
For complete results from IRONMAN 70.3 Liuzhou, visit IRONMAN.com.