Local Athletes Compete in Half Ironman Race in Syracuse

“From torrential rain, to glimmers of sun, to unrelenting humidity and winds that played havoc with us throughout the day, the Syracuse Ironman 70.3 2015 was a race to remember,” said Liz Tremain, who was one of nine Combine Training athletes who competed in the recent Half Ironman race in Syracuse. The nine athletes are Craig Vitale (Owner of Combine), Joe Turcsanyi, Jim Gillespie, Marc Whatley, Liz Tremain, Joe Profaci, Emma Langley, Tim Muccia and Aj Hoffman.

The Syracuse Half Ironman, held on June 21 had 2,026 athletes competing from around the world. The course itself was challenging. Competitors faced a 1.2 mile swim in Jamesville Reservoir, followed by a 56 mile bike ride, looping through Onondaga, Madison, and Cortland counties, and a final 13.1 mile run throughout Jamesville Beach County Park, facing a plethora of rolling hills. The weather offered no relief. Scattered stages of torrential downpour were offset with periods of sun as the athletes endured relentless humidity.

Tremain found herself well-prepared to make Syracuse a race to remember, finishing second in her age group and setting a new personal record.

Of the nine Combine Training athletes who competed among 2,026 others competitors over the weekend, nearly half placed in the top twenty of their age group.