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December 2013 Poem

The following poem was penned by Sarah Speicher, who completed the October 2013 Virginia Double ANVIL. She's a poet and we didn't know it.

ANVILIZATION

Twisting and turning all through the night
Heart beat pounding through the invasive fright
Rising to eat hours before daylight
Foam rolling and stretching to avoid the dreaded tight

To read the rest, click here for the document

   

 

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Consider Helping Race Staff out or be a Support Crew for a racer

Are you thinking of tackling the Double or Triple ANVIL Triathlon. Have you upped your training which should consist of some overnight training and sleep deprivation. What else might be invovled in a successful finish for you? Think about coming out and helping either the race management OR crew for an athlete. Not all athletes can bring their own support crew, usually it's a money issue with having to travel a long distance.

But either way - you will see how the race unfolds, what atheltes are doing right, do wrong. Will answer some of your questions and make you think of other things you hadn't thought of. Email Steve Kirby at steve@USAUltraTri.com for more information and to be added to the list.

   

 

 

Virginia Athletes Racing in 2017

 
 

The athletes below will be competing (or expressed their intent to compete) in 2017. If they have an asterisk (**) before and after their name, that means they have registered and paid for the race. If there is only one asterisk (*), means they are pretty serious, more than just a dream - a wish, but haven't registered yet. The dates for 2017 are 4-8 October for the Triple ANVIL, 5-8 October for the Double ANVIL and for the Single, you can start either with the Triple or Double athletes.

Good luck to all!


Virginia Triple ANVIL

**Georgeta Gruescu**, 44.97 ~ Bothell, WA from Romania

  • 2017 Oregon Double ANVIL to do
  • 2016 Hawaii Ironman
  • 2016 Oregon Double ANVIL
  • 24 Ironman's
  • 112 Marathons/ultra runs (up to 100 milers)

**Leslie Holton**, 49 ~ Pine, CO

  • 2016 Florida Double ANVIL Team
  • 2013/11 Tampa Double IRON
  • 2008 Levis, Canada Double IRON (World Champion)
  • 2007 Virginia Double IRON
  • 2007 Dirty Kanza 200 (1st ever female finisher)
  • 2007 Fireweed 400 (1st place female, RAAM Qualified)

**Carrie O'Bryan**, 39 ~ Claremore, OK

  • 2017 Florida Double ANVIL
  • Redman Full Distance Tri

**Alan Barry**, ~ Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

  • 3 Ironman's
  • Multirple Full Marathons
  • Multriple Ultra Distance Runs
  • Boston Marathon
  • Sinister 7 Ultra 27 Hour Mountain Race

*Anthony Baugh*, ~

  • Ironman Wales/Louisville on a single speed track bike w/brakes
  • Louisville to New York CIty on the single speed track bike post race

**Brian Connors**, 37 ~ Salt Lake City, UT

  • 2017 Challenge Roth To Do
  • 2016 Oregon Double ANVIL
  • 2015 Ironman Coeur d'Alene, Boulder, Lake Tahoe, Palm Springs
  • 2014 Ironman Cabo, Canada, Lake Havasu, Palm Springs
  • 2013 Ironman Napy Valley, Marble Falls
  • 2013 Redman Full Distance Tri
  • 2012 Corpus Christi

*Shane Eversfield*, 59 ~ Lake Placid , NY

  • 2015 Oregon Double ANVIL
  • 2012 Virginia Triple ANVIL
  • 2010/07 Virginia Double IRON

*Matt Frazier*, 37 ~ Midland, MI

  • 2014 Virginia Double Anvil
  • North Country 50 Mile Trail Run
  • 2014 Yankee Springs 50 Mile Trail Run
  • 2014 Crystal Lake Shore to Shore Swim (8.7 Miles) /LI>
  • 2014 MUTT 50K Trail Run
  • 2013 Rev 3 Cedar Point Full Distance
  • 2014 Boston Marathon
  • 2014/13 Groundhog Marathon
  • 2014/13 Bayshore Marathon
  • 2013/12 Grand Rapids Marathon
  • 2012 The Qualifier Marathon

*Chip Gerber* ~ 38, Toms, MD

  • 2017 Florida Double ANVIL
  • 2016 Virginia Double ANVIL
  • 2015 Ironman Chattanooga
  • 2014 Ironman Cozumel
  • 2014 Ironman Maryland
  • Professional MMA and Ground Fighter
  • Professional Powerlifting World Champion

**Elik Hirsch**, 45 ~ Bellerose , NY

  • 6 Ironman's
  • 6 Hundred Milers
  • 68 or so Marathon and longer

*Jared Huggins*, 35 ~ Houston, TX

  • 2016 Oregona Double ANVIL
  • 2014 Houston Running Festival Hundred Miler
  • 4.9 Mile Santa Monica Endurance Ocean Swim
  • 230 Mile Houston to Austin ride, Century Rides
  • 3 Marathons

**Mike Kline**, 42 ~ Leonardtown, MD

  • 2015 Virginia Double ANVIL
  • 14 year Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma survivor
  • 2014-2009 Marine Corps Marathons
  • 2014/12 Lower Potomac River Marathon
  • 2013 Walt Disney WOrld Marathon (Goofy Challenge)
  • 2013 Virginai 24 hour Run for Cancer (75 miles)
  • 2013 St Mary's Century
  • 2013 Chesapeakeman Ultra Tri
  • 2010 Oklahoma City Marathon

**William Lane**, 55 ~ Philadelphia, PA

  • 2016 Ironman Maryland
  • 2014/08/7 Virginia Double Anvil
  • 2011/10/09 Virginia Triple Anvil
  • 2010 ChesapeakeMan Full Distance
  • 2006/7 Ironman Lake Placid

*Bobby Leong*, 49 ~ New York City, NY

  • 2012/2013 Florida Double Anvil participant
  • 2011 Ultra Marathon Cycling Association New York State E-W record holder
  • 2011/09/08 IM Lake Placid
  • 2011 Sebring, FL 24 Endurance Cycling Event
  • 2009 Bike Ride across the US to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project

**Al Manning**, 59 ~ Centreville, VA

  • 2016 Quintuple ANVIL
  • 2015/14 Virginia Triple ANVIL
  • 2013 Virginia Double ANVIL Plus
  • 2012 Virginia Double IRON
  • 10 Ironman’s
  • One 100 Mile Ultra Run
  • One 50 Mile Ultra Run

**Steve Orsini**, 45 ~ Midland, MI

  • 2017 North Country 50 to do
  • 2015, 2013, 2011 Rev 3 Cedar point iron-distance tri
  • 2014 Virginia Double Anvil
  • 2014 Ironman Mont Tremblant
  • 2014 Indiana Trail 50
  • 2001, 1996 Vineman iron-distance tri
  • Several marathons, 50k's and 70'3's

**Juan Carlos Sagastume**, 42 ~ Guatemala City, Guatemala

  • 2016 Mexico 1x5 Quintuple
  • 2016 Florida Double ANVIL
  • 2015 Leadville 100 Mile Trail Run - 3rd Overall
  • 2015 Grand Raid De La Reunion, Africa 176 Km Ultra Run
  • 2015 Tor Des Geants, Italy 330 Km Ultra Run
  • 2014 Badwater 135 Mile Ultra Run
  • Many many more ultra runs and bike rides and such - crazy stuff     Click here to see his accomplishments - pdf document

**Tristan Vinzent**, 54 ~ Wörrstadt, Germany

  • 2017/14 Lensahn Germany Triple Ultra
  • 2017/15 Florida Double Anvil
  • 2015/10 Virgina Double Anvil
  • 2014 Leon Mexico Deca Ultra
  • 2014 Slovenia Double Ultra
  • 2013 Monterrey Mexico Quintuple Ultra
  • 2011/12 Virginia Triple IRON

*Stevin Wiederhold*, 47 ~ Saginaw, MI

  • 2014 Virginia Double Anvil
  • 2014 ITU Chicago World Championships
  • 2013 American Triple T
  • 2013 Tough Mudder Detroit
  • 2012 Rev 3 Cedar Point Full Distance Tri
  • 2001/09 Natonal 24 Hour Bike Challenge
  • 7 Full Marathons

Virginia Double ANVIL

**Toni Butler**, ~

**Lisa Wei-Haas**, 57 ~ Tulsa OK from Arvida, Quebec, Canada

  • 2017/16/15 Oregon Bad Ass Single Anvil
  • 2016 Virginia Double ANVIL
  • 2014 Ultraman Canada
  • Leadville 250 Mile Triathlon (inaugural Boulder City and Bend)
  • 37 Iron Distance finshes (All 6 Silverman, IM Lanzarote, IM France, IM Hawaii legacy participant)
  • ALl 7 EpicWoman camps

Carolyn Young, ~ , MD

**Glenn Archer**, 52 ~ Alexandria, VA

  • 2016/14 Ironman Maryland
  • 2015 Ironman Couer d'Alene
  • 2015 Ironman Lake Tahoe

*Ron Arthur*, ~ Winfield, WV

  • Almost Heaven Epic Challenge (5 mile swim, 200 mile bike, 30 mile run)
  • Ironman
  • 10K open water swim
  • Hallucenagen 100 ultra
  • Holds the world record for pushups done in a hour

Jerry Barnett, 47 ~ Lusby, MD

  • 2017 Umstead 100 Miler to do
  • 2015 JFK 50 Miler
  • 2015 Beach2Battleship 140.6
  • 2014 GUTS FA 50K Trail Run
  • 2013 Ironman Florida
  • 2012 Albany (Snickers) Marathon

Lee Barwick, 38 ~ Mt Airy, MD

  • 2015 Philadelphia Dirty German 50k
  • 2015 CambridgePain In The Neck 50k
  • 2013 ChesapeakeMan Full Distance Tri

**Chris Calimano**, 36 ~ Staten Island, NY

  • 2017 EPIC-5 NYC Ultra Triathlon
  • 2016/15 Leadville Leadman Finisher
  • 2016 320-mile Ultraman Florida Finisher
  • 2014 4-Desert Grand Slammer (Jordan, Gobi, Atacama, Antarctica)
  • 2013-2010: Completed a full 26.2 marathon in every US State
  • Completed 12 Full Ironman triathlons

**Matt Freiman**, 35 ~ East Hampton, CT

  • 2017 Bighorn 100 to do
  • 2016 JFK 50 Miler
  • 2016 Ironman Maryland 130.2
  • 2016/15 Ironman Mont Tremblant
  • 2014 Challenge AC
  • 2013 Ironman Whistler
  • 5 Marathons 3 Hr PR

*Ronnie Gidekel*, 39 ~ Aventura, FL

  • 2017 Oregon Double ANVIL Team
  • 2016 Virginia Double ANVIL
  • 2016 Oregon Bad Ass Single ANVIL
  • 2015 Ironman Florida
  • Six 70.3's
  • NYC Marathon

Haider Hasan, 28 ~ Berkeley, CA

  • 201? HITS Napa Valley Full Distance
  • 2015/14 World's Toughest Mudder
  • 2015/14 HITS Championship, Palm Springs - Full Distance Tri
  • 2015 Crystal Springs Marathon Trail Run - 3rd Place Age Group
  • 2014 Los Angeles Marathon
  • 2014 San Francisco Marathon

Carl Hunt, 65 ~ Roxbury, CT

  • A few multi day races
  • Bunch of 100 mile races
  • Big bunch of Ultra Marathons
  • Bigger bunch of marathons
  • 4 Iron Distance Events
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Jason Jaksetic, 35 ~ Pittsfield, VT

  • 2016 Oregon Double ANVIL to do
  • 2015/11 Virginia Double ANVIL
  • 2013 Ironman Lake Placid
  • 2013 Spartan Ultra Beast
  • 2011 Epic 3 Hawaii
  • 2011 100 Mile Snowshoe Run
  • 2006 Hawaii Ironman
  • 4 other Ironman's
  • 24 Hour and 504 Mile Ultra Cycle Rides
  • Bunch of Ultra Runs

**Stephen Johnson**, 54 ~ Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

  • Canadian record holder 1995 to 2007 Double Ironman (7.6 km swim, 360 km cycle, 84.4 km run) 22 hours 44 minutes
  • Winner Double Iron Triathlon 1995 (Huntsville, Alabama) 22 hours 44 minutes
  • Third place Double Iron Triathlon 1996 (Huntsville, Alabama) 23 hours 21 minutes
  • Fifth place Double Iron Triathlon 2000 (Colonial Beach, Virginia) 24 hours 44 minutes
  • Third Place Double Ultra triathlon Canada 2001 (Levis, Quebec) 23 hours 6 minutes
  • Second place Friedrich Nietzsche Ultra-Distance Duathlon World Championship 1996 (Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 250 km cycle and 52 km run) 12 hours 24 minutes
  • Fourth Place Ultraman Canada 2005 (Swim 10km, Cycle 418km, run 84km)
  • Third Place Ultra man Canada 2006 (Swim 10km, Cycle 418km, run 84km)
  • Eight time Double Ironman finisher
  • Triple Ironman finisher 1997 (11.4 km swim, 540 km cycle, 126.6 km run) Lensahn, Germany in 52 hours 2 minutes
  • Fourteen time Ironman distance finisher (3.8 km swim, 180 km cycle, 42.2 km run)
  • Ultraman World Championships finisher 2007
  • Finisher World Decatriathlon Challenge 2008 (38 km swim, 1800 km cycle, 422 km run) Monterrey, Mexico

**Beat Knechtle**, 52 ~ St Gallen, Switzerland

Xavier Koenig, 31 ~ St Louis, MO

  • 2016 Big Shoulders 5k OWS Lake Michigan to do
  • 2016 Dirty Kanza 200 Gravel Race Finisher
  • 2016 Ironman Chattanooga
  • 2 time Death Race Veteran
  • over 20 Spartan Races Completed

**John Marotta**, ~

  • 16 Ultra's
  • 4 Ironman's
  • 50 Marathon's

*Kevin Mendenhall*, 25 ~ Yorktown, VA

  • 2015 Beach2Battleship 140.6
  • 2015 Table Rock 50K Ultra
  • Lots of beach lifeguarding/sand runs/long swims

**Rick Minnett**, 62 ~ Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, Canada

Brian Mumaw, 50 ~ Sandy Hook, VA

  • 3 Ironman's
  • Many Trail Runs
  • Many Long Bike Rides
  • RAIN Ride Across Indiania 160 miles

**Brad Patterson**, 41 ~ Chapel Hill, NC

  • 3x biked across North Carolina
  • 4x Asault on Mt Mitchell
  • Numerous Ironman's

*Dave Rodda*, 50 ~ Des Moines, IA

  • 2017 Ironman Texas, Boulder, Mont Tremblant, Wisconsin to do
  • 2016/15 Ironman Arizona
  • 2016/15 Ironman Louisville
  • 2016/14 Ironman Wisconsin
  • 2016/15 Ironman Boulder
  • 2015 Grandmas Marathon
  • 2013 Des Moines Marathon

*Wolfgang Schmidt*, 57 ~ Germany living in Canada

  • Race Photo credit to Ultraman Photographer Rick Kent
  • 2013 Virginia Quintuple ANVIL (4 marathons done before ankle went out)
  • 2012 Virginia Triple IRON
  • 2010 Ultraman Hawaii
  • 2009 Ultraman Canada
  • 11 Ironman's - 3 Hawaii Ironman's
  • 20 plus marathons

*David Seres*, 44 ~ Newport Beach, CA

  • 2015 Virginia Triple ANVIL
  • 2015/14 Florida Double ANVIL
  • 2014 Virginia Double ANVIL
  • 2013 Across the Years 48 Hour Run
  • 2013/12/11/10 Ironman Arizona

**Vaughn Temple**, 45 ~ Frederick, MD

  • A Bunch Of Races
  • 3 Ironman's

**Brian Walker**, 51 ~ Bel Air, MD

  • Chesapeakeman Full Distance Tri
  • 4 Marathons
  • 2 50K Trail Races
  • multiple 3 & 4 mile open water swims

Virginia Double ANVIL Teams

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Virginia ANVIL Triathlon

Deb Battaglia, 50 ~ , ,PA

  • 30 Full Distance Tris this year
  • 70 Full Distance Tris lifetime completed
  • 2012 Florida Double ANVIL
  • Ultraman
  • Bunches of 24 Hours Of Triathlon

Cassia Connors, 30 ~ Salt Lake City, UT

  • 2017 Challenge Roth Triathlon to do
  • 2017/16 Oceanside 70.3
  • 2016 Mid Mountain Marathon
  • 2015 Lake Tahoe 70.3
  • 2015 Grand Junction 70.3
  • 2014 Boise 70.3
  • 2014 Lake Havasu 70.3

Daniel Carroll, 32 ~ , Dallas, TX

*Sebastian Golod*, 43 ~ Aventura, FL

  • 2017 Oregon Double ANVIL Team

Mark Jones, 35 ~ Toronto, Ontario, Canada