Gearing Up for IronmanJul 07 2015 · 0 comments · NISHKIAN MONKS, Staff News ·0
This summer the Nishkian offices will try to add two more Ironman finisher titles to their office leadership. In the past our Los Angeles Managing Principal Craig Chamberlain competed and finished two Full Ironman Triathlon races– the Florida Ironman in 2004 and the Arizona Ironman in 2006. Our Bozeman Principal Partner Nathan McBride has also managed to complete the Lake Placid New York Ironman in 2004 and Coeur d’Alene Idaho Ironman in 2005.
Organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), the Ironman Triathlon is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races held around the world throughout the year. It is one of the most popular endurance events consisting of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride, and a marathon 26.2-mile (42.2 km) run, raced in that order and without a break in one full day. Not only is the distance grueling, there’s a time limit for each segment. Most Ironman events allow participants 17 hours to complete all three legs of the race. The event begins at 7 a.m. The swim must be completed in 2 hours and 20 minutes; the bike ride must be done by 5:30 p.m.; and the marathon must be finished by midnight.
This summer, our Vice President Kevin Menninger will attempt to conquer the 140.6-mile (226.2 km) full Ironman distance at the Ironman Canada in Whistler, BC on July 26th; while our Bozeman Managing Principal Ty Monks will travel to Sweden to compete in the Ironman Kalmar on August 15th. Both Kevin and Ty toed the starting line at the 2014 Lake Tahoe Ironman, but unfortunately the race was canceled just minutes before the gun went off due to smoke and unhealthy air quality from the Northern California wildfire that year.
All of us here are incredibly proud of Kevin, Ty, Craig, Nathan, and all that they have achieved. The dedication of these Nishkian leaders to the sport, and their relentless efforts make them effective mentors and role models in the workplace as well. Please join us in cheering loud and cheering proud!
For more information about the Ironman Triathlon, or share the race-day excitement, visit www.ironman.com