Abbe Burke, TNT Triple Crown & Age Group 2nd Place – Elkhart Lake Triathlon

Abbe Burke, TNT Triple Crown & Age Group 2nd Place – Elkhart Lake Triathlon

Written by The Amateur

Topics: Triathlon News

Huge congratulations are in order for Abbe Burke, my most frequent training partner and toughest race competition.  She also happens to be my mother.  At the Elkhart Lake Triathlon she achieved two huge milestones.

Elkhart Lake Tri Run

Heading Out on the Run

She was honored at the Team in Training Pre-Race Pasta Dinner for achieving her Triple Crown.  Meaning she has competed in all three categories of endurance events that Team in Training offers to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  She has completed the Indy Mini Marathon with the Marathon Team, America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride in Lake Tahoe with the Cycle Team, and has done the Elkhart Lake Triathlon TWICE, both the sprint and Olympic distance.

Triathlon Awards Ceremony

Elkhart Lake Triathlon Awards Ceremony

That not being nearly enough, she finished her race in 3:22:07, which was enough to put her 2nd in her age group, earning her a medal at the post-race awards ceremony.  She also upheld her reputation as a bit of a badass by receiving a two minute penalty from USAT, which she argued fiercely with the a judge about after the race, it took the rest of the family to hold her back before the heated argument came to blows.  I’m pretty sure we saved that judges life.  :) (some embellishment for effect, the official was very nice, he explained that a judge had ruled that she took just a few seconds too long to execute a pass)

Elkhart Lake Triathlon Bike

Mugging for the Camera at the end of the Bike

This capped off a great weekend at Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.  A full race review to come later.

- The Amateur

Huge congratulations are in order for Abbe Burke, my most frequent training partner and toughest race competition. She also happens to be my mother. At the Elkhart Lake Triathlon she achieved two huge milestones.

She was honored at the Team in Training Pre-Race Pasta Dinner for achieving her Triple Crown. Meaning she has competed in all three categories of endurance events that Team in Training offers to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She has completed the Indy Mini Marathon with the Marathon Team, America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride in Lake Tahoe with the Cycle Team, and has done the Elkhart Lake Triathlon TWICE, both the sprint and Olympic distance.

That not being nearly enough, she finished her race in 3:22:07, which was enough to put her 2nd in her age group, earning her a medal at the post-race awards ceremony. She also upheld her reputation as a bit of a badass by receiving a two minute penalty from USAT, which she argued fiercely with the a judge about after the race, it took the rest of the family to hold her back before the heated argument came to blows. I’m pretty sure we saved that judges life. J

This capped off a great weekend at Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. A full race review to come later.

- The Amateur

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