The Cycling House was delighted to have been present at the 2011 Ironman Coeur d’Alene. Congrats to all Ironman CDA competitors! IM CDA truly is an amazing race for both spectators and athletes. The 38 year old Craig Alexander absolutely flew through the course to finish with a time of 8:19:48. Missoula, MT triathletes have repeatedly brought their A-game to this race and last weekend was no exception. Here is how the race played out for friends and staff of TCH:
Adam Jensen (Team Zoot Sports) of Missoula had a phenomenal race and finished 5th overall with a time of 9:05:42! Adam Jensen loves pain.
The Cycling House head coach, ride guide and all-around badass, Brendan Halpin (Zoot Sports) also had an amazing Ironman. Tendonitis, the flu and food poisoning can’t keep Halpin from competing. He finished 11th overall in the pro mens field with a time of 9:34:19. Every time brendan rode by the Missoula cheer squad on the bike leg of the race he had a smile on his face. Nice work halpin!
Matt Shryock (French interpreter for TCH) also of Missoula, MT finished 15th overall in the mens field.
Ironman CDA was Graham Meng’s first ever full distance Ironman. He graduated from dental school just days before this race and must have figured that the perfect graduation gift for himself would be a 10.5 hour suffer fest. He loved it!
Couer d’Alene is about a 2 hour drive from Missoula so there are copious amounts of Montanans cheering on the racers.
If you competed in last weekends race please drop us a line! We would love to hear how it went. – The Cycling House