QT2 Systems Athletes Deliver at Ironman Lake Placid!

August 01, 2014

In fifteen previous Lake Placid Ironman's not once was the two-loop swim of Mirror Lake shortened. That is until 2014. With the forecast leading up to Sunday's race calling for scattered showers it wasn't if the rain would come, but when.

Suffice it to say that the meteorologists were playing it safe in their predictions. The deluge of rain thunder and lightening that came down during the swim portion of the race was so bad that for the first time in the event's sixteen year history, the race organizers decided to cut the swim loop short with hundreds of athletes still in the middle of their second loop.

With a shortened race, organizers had to make a decision as to how to adjust the various race times to make things as even as possible allowing for the many coveted Kona slots to remain in place.Their solution? Other than the professional times which included the three full events, all age group race results would only include the times of their first lap of Mirror Lake and no T1 time. We mention this as the times reflected in this recap come strictly from ironman.com based on their official results.

As the athletes made their way through T1 and onto their bikes, the rains continued forcing all of the professionals and almost all of the age groupers to brave the major descents of this technical course in wind and pelting rain.

Considered one of the most technical Ironman courses on the circuit, the added weather variations from rain to sun and heat back to brief showers and then sun again, kept the athletes on their toes all day long.

With that in mind the results that QT2Systems compiled on Sunday were even that much more amazing! In addition to the 1st Place overall Ironman Tri Club Team award Division I (there were over 850 team members competing, their largest field to date), QT2 compiled the following stats: Four First Place Finishes, Two Second Place Finishes, Two Third Place Finishes. Nineteen athletes finished under ten hours.Twenty-eighth athletes finished under eleven hours and thirty-five athletes finished under twelve hours!

In the Men's professional race, Vinny Johnson raced a solid, consistent race the entire day putting him on the podium in fifth place overall with a time of 9:29:56. Ray Bothelo and Pat Wheeler seemed to be within earshot of each other by the time they entered the skating oval to cross the finish line. Ray just beat Pat out taking seventh and eighth places in 9:23:21 and 9:24:19 respectively.

Ten more QT2Systems athletes punched their tickets to Kona this coming October or chose to decline their spot, bringing our current total to 27 QT2Systems PRO's and age-group athletes heading to the big island; Timothy Clarke (M30-34), Joey Dussich (M35-39), Mary Duprey (F55-59), Kendra Gottfedo (F30-34), Joscelin Grizzetti (F45-49), Jesse Marquardt (M40-44), Russet Morrow (F40-44), Rudy Quinn (M25-29), Joe Redmond (M35-39), and Rodney Scott (M40-44).

As always, thanks again to all of our sponsors who continue to help us succeed in all aspects of the sport; a special thanks again to Quintana Roo for sponsoring the pre-race carbo-load breakfast on Saturday morning. Also thanks to:

Pearl Izumi,Normatec MVP,Powerbar,Fuelbelt,Fast:Splits Multisport,Rudy Project,Blue Seventy,Nuun, Shimano,Reboot, Biotta Juices, Wells Fargo Advisors,SaltStick,SRM, WoodwayUSA, ChrisJohnsonPT, PerfectFuelChocolate,Dr.SearsZone,Allstarhealth.com,Be Well Boston and Salmon Health & Retirement.

Next stop: Ironman Mont Tremblant on August 17th, 2014. See you then!

Those receiving awards included:

Timothy Clarke; 8:51:38, 1st M30-34
Rodney Scott; 9:00:38, 1st M40-44
Vinny Johnson; 9:09:56, 5th Pro Male
Rudy Quinn; 9:19:04, 2nd M25-29
Rooney Castle; 9:31:59, 4th M25-29
Kim Schwabenbauer; 9:38:14, 2nd Pro Female
Kendra Goffredo; 9:58:45, 1st F30-34
Russet Morrow; 10:27:41, 3rd F40-44
Joscelin Grizzetti; 10:39:54, 3rd F45-49
Mary Duprey; 11:26:02, 1st F55-59
Barbara Tardiff; 12:24:34, 5th F55-59
Dave Wilson; 14:03:03, 5th M65-69

**Age Group Times do not include second loop of swim or T1 times**

QT2 Results; 2014 Ironman Lake Placid

Timothy Clarke; 8:51:38, 1st M30-34 *Kona Slot
Rodney Scott; 9:00:38, 1st M40-44 *Kona Slot Declined
Vinny Johnson; 9:09:56, 5th Pro Male
Joe Redmond; 9:11:47, 7th M35-39 *Kona Slot
Steven Quinn; 9:13:29, 6th M30-34
Joey Dussich; 9:15:34, 8th M35-39 *Kona Slot
Juan Ramirez; 9:16:53, 9th M35-39
Rudy Quinn; 9:19:04, 2nd M25-29 *Kona Slot
Ray Botelho; 9:23:21, 7th Pro Male
Pat Wheeler; 9:24:19, 8th Pro Male
Jesse Marquardt; 9:27:04, 9th M40-44 *Kona Slot
Rooney Castle; 9:31:59, 4th M25-29
Kim Schwabenbauer; 9:38:14, 2nd Pro Female
Jim Lubinski; 9:43:39, Pro Male
Dean Haspela; 9:43:49, M40-44
Scott Koch; 9:50:22, M25-29
Daniel Szajta; 9:52:26, M25-29
Felipe Mora; 9:52:30, M25-29
Kendra Goffredo; 9:58:45, 1st F30-34 *Kona Slot Declined
Aaron McCoppin; 10:13:58, M30-34
Katie Thomas; 10:19:46, 6th Pro Female
Brian Bachor; 10:20:50, M30-34
Russet Morrow; 10:27:41, 3rd F40-44
Bruce Jenkins; 10:34:32, M30-34
Joscelin Grizzetti; 10:39:54, 3rd F45-49 *Kona Slot
Rick Brown; 10:45:48, M50-54
Alan Stevenson Jr.; 10:50:44, M30-34
Christine Kogut; 10:59:46, 10th F40-44
Philip Schoenig; 11:07:04, M50-54
Mary Duprey; 11:26:02, 1st F55-59 *Kona Slot Declined
Amy Garrison; 11:29:47, F40-44
Kathy Laska; 11:32:46, F40-44
Amanda Kourtz; 11:38:30, Pro Female
David Bichara; 11:39:12, M30-34
Steve Wladis; 11:47:58, M40-44
Barbara Tardiff; 12:24:34, 5th F55-59
Joanne Roberts; 12:42:12, F45-49
Julie Reidy; 12:44:25, F40-44
Christine Freda; 13:21:28, F35-39
Dave Wilson; 14:03:03, 5th M65-69