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The weekend and Monday was a very busy, successful and test of resilience weekend for E3 athletes, the Run for Research team, Boston Tri team members and friends.

At the Mount Tabor Duathlon, Dan Arnett continued his great 2012 with a 1st place AG and 4th Overall.

Colin Dunham finished 1st overall at the duathlon after we helping rehab from a chronic Achilles injury!

Ryan Case finished his 1st 50 miler ever at the Winona Lake Trail Ultra and did so in 6:54 hrs (that’s 8:17 min/mile pace on trails), good for  for 4th OA and 1st in my AG

Gayle Oulighan raced the Nashua 10k and PR with a 56 min good for 1oth AG in the 50-59 division!

At the Boston Marathon, it was a very tough day with record breaking hot temperatures for marathon Monday. E3 athletes Maura Olcese, Michelle Rufo, Brad Wagoner and Ed Galante all with different goals had to switch gears and instead of racing for a PR had to race for finishing the race. They all did and while I am sure they would have all had the races they were trained for under normal conditions and deserve a due over in the near future; yesterday was a day than finishing in spite of times was an amazing accomplishment.

Also, a big congrats to all my runners for the Run For Research team. You all did amazing and even when the day was difficult for all, some slow down, some end up visiting the med tent or even having to stop before the finish, please know that in spite of the results, you accomplished something huge; to spread awareness about Liver disease and raising over 1 million dollars which will benefit research and the many families affected by it. So, give yourself a pat on the back, that was the real award!

Other friends who braved the hot temperatures yesterday and survived were Joe O’leary, Carolyn Soules, Elaine Metcalf and Paul Newman.

Congratulations to all of you!