Race Coverage

"...A Breakthrough is Coming"...


ED. From Dent, Minnesota, Keeghan was our state's Rookie of the Year in 2017. He is now a sophomore pro and lives in Cedar City, Utah.


By Keeghan Hurley


This post is a little late but I wanted to keep everyone updated on how the Saint Anthony’s race went. I first have to say thank you to our host family who welcomed us into their home for 6 days and went above and beyond anyone could have imaged. Carolyn Kiper and her husband (Tim) are outstanding individuals who are the most gracious people I have ever met. They made the trip so enjoyable and the time in Tampa better than I could have dreamed of.

I also have to applaud Saint Anthony’s triathlon and all the people that make this race happen. It’s the most professional race I have ever been to. They have it so down and the hospitality and genuine love for the sport is second to none, this race will become a staple event for me and always be on the schedule....


Now to the race, it was such an incredible opportunity to race against the worlds best. The race didn’t go exactly to plan for me but I am seeing progress on my swim and bike and I can walk away from it knowing what to fix and improve. I had a fantastic swim, didn’t have the legs on the bike to push my normal watts but still broke an hour for the first time, and finally the run I got a major stich and ran what I could. It was good enough for a 14th place finish but I was in the mix until the run leaving me hungry for next time and knowing there is a breakthrough coming.

The best part of the whole thing was being able to watch Andrea Núñez-Smith go through her first pro race. She placed 10th and had a fantastic race. Its so incredible to be able to do everything you love with the person you love!

Great things to come from both of us but we couldn’t do it without our sponsors ShoreMaster Chris Balser!

Up next is Ironman 70.3 for Dre and the Fargo Marathon for me. I am really looking forward to racing so close to home and doing my marathon debut in front of a home town crowd.

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