DeBoom Athlete, Kenny Withrow (aka, “Kdubb”) had a successful first race of the season as he placed 5th overall and won his age division at the hotly contested, Rage Half-Ironman in Las Vegas, NV. Look for big things from Kdubb this season – with only 2 years of racing under his belt and only a couple of halfs, he’s already shown alot of potential.
Follow Kenny and his racing exploits for 2011 at his blog here.
The West Point Triathlon Team established itself as one of the premiere collegiate teams in the country over the past 5 years as they placed 2nd out of over 120 schools at the collegiate national championships recently. The team was paced by junior standout, Marcie Nordt, as well as, the overall depth of the team. West Point also won the military division, beating rivals Navy, Air Force and the Coast Guard Academies. Congrats cadets!
The team accepting their awards
Army standout, Marcie Nordt, on the podium for her third overall placing
Next up for the cadets are the St. Anthony’s, St. Croix, and Wildflower Triathlons, as the team splits up and heads to all parts of the country and beyond.
Pearl Izumi will be designing and making the West Point Triathlon Team’s Tri Kits for 2011. Long-time Pearl Izumi athlete and DeBoom Coaching founder, Tim DeBoom, was instrumental in securing the sponsorship deal with his Boulder based sponsor. The cadets look forward to wearing top of the line gear tried and tested at the highest level in sport.
Inspired by 210 years of West Point tradition, Pearl Izumi has custom-designed the teams kits for the upcoming season. Team supporters can place pre-orders to buy kits while registering for the West Point race on the Active website. You can also pre-order by emailing email@example.com.
“A year later, Olympian Roberto Carcelen makes another dream come true, this time for others”
February 17, 2011
(Rogers, AR) – In 2010 he achieved his dream of becoming the first Peruvian to represent his country in a Winter Olympic Games, one year later, Roberto Carcelen achieves another one, but this time he will share it with others. Starting April 2011, outdoor lovers and endurance athletes of all levels will have a unique and new way to explore and discover Peru and Machu Picchu through Inca Runners. Inca Runners offers all-inclusive running and hiking tours on the Inca Trail and surroundings in Cusco, Peru.
Inca Runners has its origins in 2003, when inspired by the mythical Chasqui runners (messengers of the Inca Empire), Roberto decided to live in the Andes, running and hiking on the Inca Trail for several months, “The experience of being on top of the Andes, close to the skies, surrounded by this amazing natural beauty and culture gave me the sensation of fulfillment and made me feel compelled to share with others what was shared with me earlier”, Carcelen says. Inca Runners was born shortly after.
In 2010, Roberto and long time friend and running enthusiast Hugo Mendez decided to partner together. “I’m very excited about this new milestone for Inca Runners, we not only want to offer our clients with the ultimate adventure experience in the Andes but also want them to truly immerse in the Inca culture”, Mendez says. “Our tours are a great option for people who want to have a more active and challenging yet-fun way to do the Inca Trail, just ask Roberto, as he used these trails as a key part on his training to represent us in the Vancouver Games last year, we are so proud of him!” Mendez adds. “But Inca Runners”, Carcelen says, “is equally great for hikers too, at the end we want everybody to have a once in a lifetime experience. All levels are welcome!”
Both Hugo and Roberto are excited about Inca Runners relaunch, “we have a new image, new website, have great tour options for this year and are working on many more surprises!” Mendez says.
More than half the West Point Triathlon Team landed on the USA Triathlon End of Year All-American list for 2010. 6 Team members made All-American with another 5 landing on the Honorable-Mention List.
West Point‟s All-Americans for 2010 are Brendan Fox, Lauren Looper, Marcie Nordt, Alex Habacker, Brian Trainor, and Jessica Clay. The team‟s
All-American Honorable Mentions are Dan LiVolsi, Romedy Murr, Adam Leemans, Sarah Haight, and Kelly Kingma.
The team is gearing up for another run at a Collegiate National Title this spring. For more information, check out their website here.
DeBoom Coaching is excited about solidifying one of their longest standing sponsorship relationships with the premiere indoor cycling training company in the world, Computrainer. Tim and Tony DeBoom – long, long time users and supporters of Computrainer, will be relying exclusively on Computrainer for their clients beginning in 2011. The DeBoom family has used Computrainer products throughout their racing careers and have continued to use them as endurance coaches. The brothers are happy to be growing and continuing their relationship with Computrainer.
“Simply put, Computrainer is easily the best product on the market in their field. I wouldn’t use anything else, and I wouldn’t ask for anything less for DeBoom coached athletes, said DeBoom Coach and Founder, Tony DeBoom.
Stay tuned for more DeBoom / Computrainer announcements throughout 2011.
Happy New Year and good luck on your 2011 training and racing goals!
For the first time in nearly 15 years, Tim DeBoom’s race schedule will not revolve around the Hawaiian Ironman World Championships held on the Big Island every October. For 2011, Tim plans to get back to his roots in racing and will be travelling around the world hitting the events that he’s always wanted to do but couldn’t commit to because of Kona. Should make for an interesting and exciting year full of Olympics, Halfs, Iron “distance” and Xterra events.
Long time DeBoom Coaching athlete, Hugo Mendez, recently launched a new business – Inca Runners.
Inca Runners goal is to provide the ultimate adventure experience in the Andes and other locations in Peru by offering all-inclusive running and hiking tours in places rich with Inca tradition and full of exciting scenic trails. Sounds like a pretty cool endurance adventure to us. Be sure to check out their 2011 schedule, or, if groups aren’t your thing, then look into a custom planned trip. Congrats on the new biz Hugo!
Recently, Lava Magazine did a great write-up on West Point Grad and former Collegiate Tri Champion, Ashley Morgan (now Keller as a newly wed). Ashley qualified for the Army WCAP program which would enable her to train as a professional triathlete full-time, but chose to focus on her professional soldier career first. I wouldn’t expect anything less from Ashley – a true leader and champion in every way.
You can read the entire article on Ashley here.