We can’t believe it is almost September! While summer racing is winding down Team Freeplay is not. Transitioning from summer to fall means the big races are right around the corner. We could not be more excited for our athletes who have been training all summer to give the upcoming championships races their best shot.
Elise Winter will kick off fall racing for Team Freeplay at the ITU AG World Championships in Cozumel September 18. Winter qualified for Team USA at USA Triathlon AG Nationals with a top 15 finish in her age group in 2015. She is fresh off finishing second overall at the Big Blue Adventure’s Lake Tahoe Triathlon and looks strong and ready to go.
Just a few short weeks after Elise returns from Cozumel Kelly O’Mara, Jaimee Davis and Sara Randolph will be packing their bags and heading to the Big Island for the Ironman World Championships. O’Mara and Randolph qualified at IM Wisconsin in 2015 and Davis recently qualified by winning her age group at Ironman Canada this summer.
Also competing in Hawaii (but not on the Big Island) is Kimberly Larson. Larson is set to race at the Xterra World Championships for the second year in a row. She has finished on the podium in every Xterra she raced this season and is looking to carry this momentum with her to Maui.
While the rest of Team Freeplay will definitely be cheering on these athletes as they take on the best in the world they are not ready to hang up their shoes for the season either. We have athletes busy preparing for Ironman Santa Cruz 70.3, Ironman Arizona, Spartan Sacramento, Run the Parkway, and the California International Marathon.
We hope all of you have a great fall season. We love to see your fall racing and training pictures. Share your pictures with us by tag @freeplay_mag on Instagram and Twitter! #freeplay2016
Interested in joining Team Freeplay’s race team or NEW endurance sports club team in 2017? Check back September 1 for details and the application! Female athletes (Running, mountain biking, triathlon, paddle boarding…) of all ages and abilities are encourage to apply!