Photos Posted – Shenandoah Valley Sprint Tri for the Y

The photos from the 2011 Shenandoah Valley Sprint Tri for the Y have been posted and can be found here.  The proceeds from any photos purchased will benefit the Wayneboro YMCA and the Fran Crippen Elevation Foundation.  A special thanks to Cindy Hurley for all of the photographs! Again, congratulations to all! Sincerely, The EA [...]

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Shenandoah Valley Sprint Tri for the Y – RESULTS

Hello athletes! First, thank you all for coming out and competing yesterday! We had a great time watching you push yourselves and really enjoy the thrill of competition. We also want to thank On The Mark Sports who did a great job with our timing system and results. Speaking of…the results are in! If you [...]

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Article on the Tri for the Y

Check out this great article on the Tri for the Y by Gina Farthing from the News Virginian…come out on June 5th for a great triathlon in Waynesboro!   Big thanks to Gina for the article!  

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Fran Crippen SafeSwim Results

Thanks so much to everyone for coming out and making the inaugural Fran Crippen SafeSwim and hugely successful event! We’re looking forward to being closely involved with the Fran Crippen Elevation Foundation and putting on more races like this in the near future. Check out the great video of the event, courtesy of Swimming World. [...]

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Swimming World – Fran Crippen SafeSwim Highlights

Thank you to Swimming World for the article and video!

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Drawing Inspiration from Fran

For everyone out there who is training for something (maybe even the Tri for the Y?) check out this great article out Elevation Athletics co-founder Fran Crippen. Written by Fran’s former UVA Swimming teammate, Ian Prichard, this article does a great job of capturing Fran’s life and how much Fran loved and thrived on hard [...]

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Continuing to Remember Fran

As we approach April 23, which will mark 6 months since we lost our brother and co-founder Fran Crippen, there are a number of articles coming out celebrating Fran’s life and the impact he continues to have on the world of Open Water swimming. Fran was one of the greatest ambassadors Open Water swimming had, so [...]

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What’s Coming Up…

Hello Friends, We have plenty of exciting events coming up very quickly, so we wanted to take a moment to break down exactly what’s on the docket.  If you have any questions or feedback about any of the events, please let us know; we love hearing from everyone and want to help make all of [...]

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The Year of Magical Running: One Belgian Man, 365 Marathons

As a child, Stefaan Engels was diagnosed with asthma and told not to exert himself. Instead, the now 49-year-old Belgian started to run. A lot. But Engels needed a new challenge. So he decided to run 365 consecutive marathons over the course of a year, a new world record. TIME talked to Engels as he recuperated in Belgium.

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Another Crippen Leaves Legacy at UVa

From VirginiaSports.com By Jeff White http://www.virginiasports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=17800&ATCLID=205078508     CHARLOTTESVILLE — There are hundreds of Fran Crippen stories, and Claire Crippen has heard dozens since losing her brother in October. Everyone in the swimming world, it seems, liked and respected the charismatic young man known simply as “Fran.” “It’s crazy,” Claire said recently at UVa’s Aquatic [...]

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