May 2009 Updates

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May 2009 Updates
Welcome to the May blog update! The racing season is off to a roaring start, and our racing friends around the world have been hard at work. Here is a partial list of recent SaltStick athlete results: Luke McKenzie 1. Ironman 70.3 Western OZ, 2. Ironman China 70.3 Dirk Bockel 1. Florida Ironman 70.3, 4. St. Croix Ironman 70.3 Luke Bell 2. Florida Ironman 70.3 Paul Amey 4. Florida Ironman 70.3 Macca (Chris McCormack) 1. Ironman China 70.3, 1. Lavaman Tri, 1. Morgan Hill Tri, 2. New Orleans Ironman 70.3, 2. Singapore Ironman 70.3 James Cotter 2. Lavaman Tri Tim Marr 3. Lavaman Tri Rasmus Henning 1. Ironman China Amanda Balding 1. Ironman China 70.3 Tim O’Donnell 1. St. Croix Ironman 70.3, 3. New Orleans Ironman 70.3 Bryan Rhodes 5. St. Croix Ironman 70.3 Conrad Stoltz 1. XTerra West Cup Jasper Blake 5. XTerra West Cup Melanie McQuaid 1. XTerra West Cup Andy Potts 1. Wildflower Triathlon, 1. St. Anthony's Tri, 2. California Ironman 70.3 Terenzo Bozzone 2. St. Anthony's Tri Joanna Zeiger 3. New Orleans Ironman 70.3, 6. St. Anthony's Tri Charlotte McShane 1. South Australian Long Course Champs Ronnie Schildknecht 3. California Ironman 70.3 Matt Reed 1. California Ironman 70.3 Jordan Rapp 4. Wildflower Triathlon Craig Alexander 1. Singapore Ironman 70.3 Luke Bell 2. Ironan Florida 70.3 SaltStick Elite Team member Charisa Wernick earned an Ironman Kona slot at Oceanside. Check out her race report here: http://charisawernick.blogspot.com/2009/04/ca-703-race-report.html How do the Pros do it? Jordan Rapp's Wildflower race report that discusses power, heart rate, nutrition and electrolyte use during his incredible 4th place finish: http://forum.slowtwitch.com/Slowtwitch_Forums_C1/Triathlon_Forum_F1/Rappstars_Wildflower_Race_Report_(inc_Nutrition_%26_Power_Data)_P23203 SaltStick in Unusual Places... SaltStick on hang glider. Yes, Michael S. really uses SaltStick for those long flights. He swears by SaltStick Caps inside the SaltStick dispenser to avoid finger cramps that used to plague his flights. Godspeed Michael! HangGlider-726573 SaltStick Founder takes on Wildflower Triathlon SaltStick Founder Jonathan Toker finished 14th amateur at the May 2nd, 2009 Wildflower Long Course Triathlon in a time of 4:35:12 on the hilly course. TokerWildflower-790047 (Photo: Timothy Carlson) Christophe Vandaele's Everest Summit Bid Update: Journal entry as part of Christophe's Everest training: "According to the summit records no Belgian national had ever summited Lebouche mountain. At 9.30am local time the moment was there my last step and I've had reached the south summit 6200m Lebouche summit".