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Team Z Red Nose Run Results

Hey folks – great job with our 2nd Red Nose Run of the year.  Here are the team results.  Remember that there were two divisions – the red nose (under 10 miles) and the runny nose (over 10 miles).  You were not allowed to wear a watch (you could, just not for prizes) and you had to predict your finish time for your run.  The closes person to their predicted time/miles run is the winner.

Congratulations to Anne Marie Forney and Karl Picado.  Anne Marie won the red nose division with a 6 mile run predicting a time of 1hr 8 min and 30 seconds.  She finished with 1 hr 8 min and 16 seconds – a variance of 2.3 seconds per mile.  Anne was closely followed in the Red Nose Division by Melissa Maloof – 8 mile run with a variance of 7.1 seconds per mile.  Kyla Lupo finished 3rd with a variance of 16 seconds per mile for a 6 miler un.

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Inspiration of the Month: Kevin Takeguchi (Guest post from the Endurance Athlete Center)

Guest post by Kristin Sykes, DPT, The Endurance Athlete Center

This month we are throwing the spotlight on Kevin Takeguchi. Kevin is a member of Team Z , a local triathlon team that was started by Ed Zerkle. What makes Kevin unique is he competes in triathlons even though he has lost the ability to see. He has had multiple brain surgeries that left him with impaired vision. This hasn’t stopped him! Through the encouragement of friends and family he returned to competing and has completed Nations triathlon six years in a row! Now, you may ask how he does this. For the swim and run he is linked to a partner via rope to keep him on track and the bike is completed on a tandem. This is not without mishaps, Kevin tells a story of accidentally running into a man while training at a local track. Initially the man was going to pick a fight until he explained why he’d not seen him. Triathlons require a great level of dedication and perseverance to complete but with impaired vision, it’s taken to a whole other level. Team Z has provided him the environment in which to thrive, with comradery and support that Kevin needs to continue competing.
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