The Lexington Hippos had a hell of a month of May, with both the Junior and the Age Group teams racing multiple times. The Juniors kicked off the month on May 4th at the Richmond Junior and Youth Elite Cup, giving most not only their first ever triathlon race, but a draft-legal triathlon at that! … Continue reading More May Mayhem!
This was a big month for the Hippos!! April 7, Rachel Wilson WINS the Overall Series Championship at the Shelbyville Tri Series. Full series results. At Series Race #3, Junior Hippo Hunter Cioci took 1st in M15-19, Eli Dunlap 3rd M20-24, Justin Presley 1st M25-29, Rachel Wilson 2nd F40-44. Full results April 13, Sally Corrigan … Continue reading April Recap!
The annual kickoff meeting for the Bluegrass Triathlon Club will be on Monday, March 4 at Pivot Brewing in Lexington. Many of the Hippos belong to both groups, with the BTC offering larger group support at races around Kentucky, as well as playing host to several training triathlons throughout the year. Membership for the year … Continue reading March 4: Bluegrass Triathlon Club Annual Kickoff!
The Lexington Hippos are evolving in 2019, with some new members added to the Pod. After a lot of events in 2018, including Hippo accolades around the country and locally, the team started out 2019 on a Wednesday with our first group swim since the fall. Our habitat also changed for morning swim workouts, which … Continue reading 2019 Kick-Off
The summer of 2018 has featured Hippos on podiums around the country, with more results expected following USAT Age-Group National Championships on August 11 - 12!
The spring racing season has yielded some serious results for Kevin Ryan's protégés. Lindsay Westerfield recovered quickly from her impressive 9th place division finish at Ironman 70.3 Florida to place 3rd overall and 1st in her AG at the super-competitive Heart & Sole sprint triathlon in Woodford County. Coach Kevin Ryan blew the competition away … Continue reading The Hippo is the World’s Deadliest [Triathlete]
The Hippos showed up on the racing circuit in a big way this weekend. It is early in the season and at this stage it is difficult to measure progress just off of indoor trainers and early-morning pool swims. The best measurement of progress comes in racing conditions, and there were several opportunities this weekend … Continue reading The Hippos Cut Their Teeth
Cold winter mornings are not all the Hippos live for. Those 5am white boards are pushing us toward improved race times! Rachel Wilson made the team proud with her AG win and 4th overall female finish at the first race of the season in Shelbyville, KY. Because of the cold weather, this triathlon is raced … Continue reading Shelbyville #1
5:15am came early for the Hippos kicking off the first group workout of the year. The team returned with improved form over the previous January, but it was a reminder of how much work is required to stay fit for 2500+ yard swims. Great work was done today, as confirmed by familiar muscle soreness, and … Continue reading The Season Begins!
The inaugural season for the Lexington Hippos was a mix of laughter and grit, with major milestones reached and achievements all around. Our founding goal is to grow multi-sport racing in central Kentucky, which we accomplished beginning with our first race of the year in Shelbyville (and an overall win!) until the final race of … Continue reading Celebrating 2017